How to Make a Vintage Garland Advent Calendar
Linen, ribbon and vintage printables come together in this advent calendar, which is sure to become a family tradition.
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Using scissors or a rotary cutter, cut each piece of linen into four equal parts (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") (Image 1). Trim pieces to center graphics, leaving at least a 1/4-inch border (Image 2). Pair the printed pieces of linen with blank pieces of linen (Image 3).
Mix equal parts red and burnt umber acrylic craft paint (Image 1). Use a 1.0 liner brush to paint numbers 1-25 in the corner of each pocket (Image 2). Allow paint to dry. Tip: Sketch numbers lightly with a pencil prior to painting.
Glue Raw Edge
Apply no-fray glue to the top edge of each pocket (Image 1). Fold down the freezer paper to act as a stand as the glue dries (Image 2). Tip: Some no-fray glues can cause ink to run. To prevent this, pour glue onto a paper plate and dip very top edge of each pocket into the glue for a more controlled application.
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