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How to Make a Scandinavian Style Advent Calendar

Level
Intermediate
Time
1+ days
Budget
10 - 30

Create your own beautiful on-trend advent calendar this Christmas using Scandi-inspired templates designed by Hobbycraft Artisan and illustrator Emma Hunt.

Transform one of our wooden advent blanks into a unique, festive piece using acrylic paints and paint pens. Use the template provided to recreate stunning Nordic patterns, with a focus on natural elements like birds, hearts, flowers and greenery.

Project and instructions by Emma Hunt (Emma Lucy Illustration).

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Step 1

Select your base colour for your wooden advent tree, remove all of the drawers and pop them to one side. Paint your tree in your chosen colour.

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Step 2

You may prefer to add two coats of paint to create a more vibrant and even colour. Make sure to allow time for the paint to dry between each coat and before you move on to the next steps.

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Step 3

Whilst your tree base is drying, select a different colour for your advent drawers. Paint each drawer, its completely up to you if you would like to paint the entire drawer or simply the front.

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Step 4

Add your advent numbers to each draw, you can draw them on freehand or use wooden number embellishments. You can then colour these using your posca pens, choose a contrasting colour to make them really pop.

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Step 5

You are now ready to draw on your Scandi patterns using your paint pens. You can use the design template provided to draw from or print out the template and trace over your chosen pattern. Sketch them out in pencil first, then draw over it with your paint pen.

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