Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Paint Chip Christmas Garland/Advent Calendar

The other day I was at Walmart, and the green paint chips were just calling my name. They were like "Errrrika. Take us home with youuu. You could totally make something Christmasy out of us!" 
So... I began making a little stack of paint chips. I looked around to make sure no one saw.
Right when I thought I was in the clear, the pain man came up and asked what I was doing.

"Ummm..." I stumbled.
"Well?" He asked with questioning eyes.
"...I wanted to make a craft. I'm sorry, I should have asked first!", I said while looking at something very interesting on the ground.

Then he said it! He told me the best news a girl like me could hear. He said that no one ever took them and to help myself.

PHEW! That was a close one.

Anyway, when I got home, I decided I wanted to make a Christmas garland. So, I started cutting out a bunch of trees from the different shades of green.



Then, I decided I should make it into an advent calendar of sorts, too. So! I stamped on some numbers.



Then, I just taped them to some fishing line, added some fun things for us to do every day in December (on the back of the paint chip) and called it good. Am I the laziest crafter, or what?



The printables in the frames come from here, here, and here.

8 comments:

  1. Its so cute! I love it! It's not lazy; it's effecient. I love your glittery gold dear by the way!

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  2. Erika, this completely reminds me of when we went to T mobile to get Rob's phone.

    Do you remember?

    Let me refresh your memory... he handed Rob the bag of phones and you took every last handout and put it in the bag.
    Then moments later, the guy asked for the bag back.

    HAhahaha its so funny to think of now and I can see that same thing happening at Walmart!

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  3. HA HA!!! Busted by the paint man! Honesty is always best!
    These turned out great!

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  4. Cute! I did the same thing but used cute glittery santa gift tags from the Dollar Tree - great minds think alike - you win though - yours were free :0)

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  5. So cute and so clever. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

    http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-5.html

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  6. Love it! The gallery wall is great as well!

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  7. Hi! Stopping by from Sundae Scoop. I love using paint chips! And your advent garland came out so great. Love it!

    If you get a chance I would love for you to link this up to my Friday party going on now :)

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