The advent calendar can be purchased from Hobbycraft, and the competition entrants were also given a Hobbycraft voucher to use on materials to decorate the calendar..... Hobbycraft, yep, that's me sold!
In my mind, I had an idea of red and white colours, not sure why, maybe the image above had swayed me on those colours until Olaf and Elsa gave me the inspiration to chose the colder colours of white and blue.
My trip to Hobbycraft saw me buying lots of sparkles, glitter and stars - very much channelling Elsa that day, I may have brought large white foam A1 cards for an Olaf throwing game for my son's Christmas fair, and goodies for me - but that's for another day's post.
I've mentioned in previous posts that painting is not my strong point, so I surprised myself when I decided to paint my advent blue and white rather then decoupage the calendar.
I added some leftover wadding for the snow on the roof and covered the white section with lots of glitter.
For me, as with all my crafts, this is very much the intermediate stage, I know where I want to get to but it's not looking anything like how I imaged.
My favourite step was adding the finishing touches before adding the numbers. I have some lovely blue and white, and silver snowflakes to finish the scene off.
Finally, here's my Frozen inspired DIY Advent Calendar:
I think Elsa and Olaf approve.