|Project by Don Johnson||posted 11-20-2014 04:50 PM||1299 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
These are my versions of Steve Ramsay’s recent project on YouTube – see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6PzatU7FCw and the second picture.
His design has the blocks painted bright colours, and I liked their look so much I decided to forgo the wrapping paper. This also allowed me to put numbers for the days of Advent onto the blocks.
To enhance their appearance, the blocks are positioned ‘upside down’ – that is with the holes down – but each sweet (candy) is wedged into its hole with the help of a little cushion stuffing wadding. Hopefully they won’t fall out before their particular day!
Whilst making one calendar, I though it would be sensible to make two, but when working on the fiftieth block for each stage, it did not seem such a good idea!
Anyway, the two calendars will be on our local church’s stall at a Christmas Market being run by Chedzoy Ladies and Chaps’ mainly under my wife, Avril’s, direction, so I’m showing support, and hopefully it will help to raise some much needed money.
-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk