Ivy's Advent Calendar Truck

December 04, 2017
Now we're into December, and it's getting used, I can show off Ivy's advent calendar!

I bought the supplies to make this last year from Hobbycraft, knowing I wouldn't have time to make it until this year, but just wanting to make sure I got the calendar I wanted. I pick this cute advent truck, driven by Santa, which I was going to paint and decorate myself.

I had a week off work at the start of November, and I used a couple of days of that to make the advent calendar without having little hands dipping into the paint!

I used these directions from the Hobbycraft website, though they say it should only take about 4 hours plus drying time, but honestly it took me forever! I do love the finished result though, even though it took ages. It took even longer due to a mix up with the wrong type of paint, and having to buy more wooden numbers, but a quick Hobbycraft run later, I was sorted.

Advent calendar

Advent calendar

Advent calendar

Advent calendar

Advent calendar

Advent calendar

Advent calendar

The only thing I did different from the instructions was pop these cute advent stickers on the inside of the doors to brighten them up a bit.

Advent calendar

My painting leaves a bit to be desired, but I also slightly blame the paint's coverage! It is super cute though, but I don't think I'll be making another one any time soon! I'll maybe stick to crochet.

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