Monday, November 30, 2015

24 Cups of Tea Christmas Countdown Calendar

I have been thinking about my Christmas decorations for quite some time but I can finally enjoy them fully now that Thanksgiving decorations are packed away. My favorite decoration this year being Christmas countdown calendars. This one is made with my collection of tea cups. Each one is filled with tea. I think it's important to remember to take time to reflect and relax each day during this busy time of year.
24 cups of tea Christmas countdown calendar, stefanie girard, recycled tea cups
Materials and tools:
24 tea cups
24 tea bags
peg board and hooks
paint
faux wood graining tool
Christmas paper
Computer and printer
Sticker paper
Christmas lights

24 cups of tea Christmas countdown calendar, stefanie girard, recycled tea cups
 I scored a piece of peg board at Eco-Set. A company here in Los Angeles that recycles set pieces to artists and students.
I gave it a faux wood finish with Americana Decor Chalky Finish by DecoArt with a faux wood graining tool.

24 cups of tea Christmas countdown calendar, stefanie girard, recycled tea cups, sizzix die cut

I printed out the numbers on sticker paper and stuck them on Christmas scrapbook paper that I cut into circles with a Sizzix Big Shot Plus.
I taped the tea bag to the back of the circle of paper and placed them in each tea cup.
24 cups of tea Christmas countdown calendar, stefanie girard, recycled tea cups
It was fun to arrange all the tea cups and I think it makes a nice was to display them.
24 cups of tea Christmas countdown calendar, stefanie girard, recycled tea cups

I hope you have a wonderful pre-Christmas season and enjoy moments of crafting and relaxing.

2 comments:

Bree said...

Such a clever idea!

Lori said...

This is wonderful!

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