Good morning!!! Today I am sharing my St Nicholas Advent Tree; it won’t be long before the count down happens.
Begin by painting the pieces of Advent Tree; dry. Lay stencil on prepared pieces; apply gesso to each piece. Allow everything to dry. Paint with layers of paint going from lightest to dark. Drying between layers.
Repeat until you achieve the look you want with the paints. Dry. Lay second stencil to the top of pieces and apply paste with palette knife. Dry. Stamp background image on to pieces with black paint; dry.
Cut chipboard to form base. (Contact Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Store to get price.) Tape together to hold shape as you apply paper to top and sides.
Adding borders strips that have been scored to the top and sides will support the box.
Adhere prepared base to top of prepared stand.
Emboss “Days Until Christmas” with embossing powder.
Apply lustre to the Flourished Deer and “Days Until Christmas”.
Adhere start to top of tree along with twine bow.
Adhere to prepared tree along with twine bows and jiggle bells.
Paint numbers and adhere to front of prepared pieces.
Add two prepared numbers to the front of the advent tree with twine.
Adhere Flourished Deer to each side of advent tree base.
along with berries, pinecones….
Adhere a premade Santa or other piece to the base.
Adhere prepared “Days Until Christmas” to the front of stand.
Add paper to the back of advent tree and box. Adhere box to stand. Add a twine bow and jingle bells.
Tie twine ribbon to each of the number plaques and place in box behind prepared tree.
I hope you are inspired to grab yourself an Advent project from the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Store and create your family or maybe a friend a keepsake for years to come! Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to check out other inspiring holiday and Fall projects from the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design Team. Hugs Pam