Saturday, December 3, 2011

Helmar Holiday Hop


It’s that time of year where we all start thinking of the holidays so what better way to get your Holiday spirit than a great Helmar Holiday Hop?

Filled with so much Holiday cheer and some amazing projects featuring all the different Helmar Adhesives.

Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the Helmar Holiday Hop.

If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from L. Grace Lauer’s blog.

If not, you just have to stop at the Helmar Blog and start from the beginning.

There are goodies along the way and we don’t want you to miss a thing.

Getting ready for the festive season has been lots of fun in our household. With four children, everyone is eager to be involved and get busy creating for Christmas.

This year however there has been one change in our household in the countdown for Christmas. We have discovered that our youngest child is unable to eat chocolate (quite a hard thing when she lives in a house of Chocoholics... hehehehehe). Do you think I could find an advent calendar anywhere that doesn't have chocolate but still lets my kids satisfy their sweet tooth !!!!! NOPE !!!!

So this year, we I had to get creative with a little help from Helmar. I decided to make our own advent calendar that the kids can change around the days easily and have popped a bowl of jelly bean next to the calendar for the little sweet tooth's!

Was quite an easy task with a little help from a child's paint by numbers mini canvas and easel and some of my favourite Helmar adhesives


and here's my calendar





Make sure you leave a comment at every stop because the elves of Helmar will be giving away prizes to some lucky Helmar fans.

Now hop on over to Angie Blom's Blog to see another amazing Helmar Holiday project.

The Holiday Hop will be open for comments until 11:59P.S.T December 4th , so take a look and enjoy a little holiday spirit from all of us on the Helmar Team.

Thanks again for stopping by today and Happy Holidays.

TFL, M x

74 comments:

Scrappy Kapers said...

Thankyou for sharing this project, am so enjoying this blog hop today

Sammi said...

This looks AWESOME!!
Sammi
xx

Laurie said...

That is brilliant! Would make a great perpetual calendar too!

shirley said...

Fabulous project!

Katie said...

Well, that is one pretty advent calendar! I bet your kiddos are loving changing the numbers on this.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a pretty calendar! TFS =)

Debc06 said...

Michelle great canvas. TFS
Debbie

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very nice calendar! Love it displayed on the easel too.

True :) said...

Oh Michelle....That is stunning!
Do you need my mailing address? ;)

Hugs,
True :D

ferrellgraph-x said...

The texture on the base of the canvas looks awesome! What a fun countdown calendar!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Lydell said...

Ohhh Michelle....this is stunning! Love this little calendar!

pruttybird said...

Wow ... this is gorgeous. Great job :)

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CLM-cindylu2u said...

Awesome Advent Calendar, beautiful job!!

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Angie said...

Beautiful project!

Carolyn King said...

What a beautiful and useful decoration for the golidays! Your embellishments are wonderful!!

Cindy said...

Oh my heck this is gorgeous!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

BEAUTIFUL calendar!!! I'm sure your family will love it for years to come. Thank you for sharing!

Merry Christmas.

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

IRUNINCIRCLES said...

Oooh! Lovely!! What a great idea...and so sad for your little one who can't eat chocolate...jelly beans are a fine substitution! lol New follower! Shannon_Corbin@live.com

Selma said...

What a beautiful calendar.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a fun project to share-wonderful layers.

Jean said...

What a wonderful way to count down! I need to get some Helmar crackle.

Tanya said...

this is beautiful! I love count down calenders, this one is so fun! and now I need crackle paint. :)

Susan Garman said...

Sorry to hear about your DD's allergy. What a bummer, especially for a girl. BTW, love your project.

dlwidder said...

Lovely project! TFS!

Leslie said...

This would also be a great idea for a household without children!

Suz said...

beautiful project thanks for the inspiration

hodgins said...

Very pretty!

Leanne said...

Fun way to make all the kids happy. Gorgeous project!
TFS!
;)

connie said...

Great project! like how numbers are stored in back of canvas.

Erika Taylor said...

Michelle, This is fantastic. The papers, the crackle the the the EVERYTHING!!!!

Love it

Toodles
Erika

Lillian Child said...

You have such a lovely creative style. This project is stunning! And I adore your blog design! Wish I were techy enough to know how to create such a beautiful blog page! I am now a follower. So very nice to meet you! Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

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jennifer mitten said...

This is gorgeous! What a great addition for the holiday mantle...

Nikki Sivils said...

This is so pretty and a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

sandee said...

That is very pretty and I love the details you added!

Connie said...

what a beautiful project!!! I love the helmar crackle too!!!

Jenny McGee said...

So pretty, love the vintage look. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

Sandie said...

This is FANTASTIC!!! I think I'm going to try this. i'll need to do it quickly to get in all of December. Thanks for the inspiration!

quilt4fun2 said...

Nice job on the Advent board...love the flowers too!
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Missusg said...

what a beautiful advent piece!! love it

Jackie said...

Oh my, this is drop dead gorgeous!!!

EstherT said...

What a great idea for using one of those little canvases! I'm so sorry about your little one - a chocolate allergy would be horrible this time of year!

Renee said...

What a great idea to have the tiles stored behind the easel!! And very sweet of you to improvise for your child! Nothing we wont do for them is there? ;)

KathyGielow said...

Love your holiday project!

Linda Carson said...

Outstanding artwork! I didn't realize they sold crackle!

Rebecca Beattie said...

Love the calendar... I always find them a great way to stay on track at this busy time! Beautiful project too!! xxx

onlycarol1 said...

A perfect Advent calendar for adults! So many are geared toward children. Love love love this. Thank you for sharing it!

Nicolle74 said...

Pretty project! Truly inspirational..:)

Martha Richardson said...

Oh my how cool! Another great idea for me to add to my to do list!

Linn said...

great project i would love to try that crackle medium very nice

Chareen said...

very pretty love the detail.

CreativSpirit said...

Thanks for a beautiful project Michelle. Merry Christmas.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great countdown calendar! Love all the details and elements!

Sandi said...

now how stinkin cute is that...a for sure to make project..thanks soo much....

Sarah said...

Cute project! Thanks for sharing!!

Heather said...

Great calendar it is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

God Bless
Heather Pullen
Blessed2cre8.blogspot.com

JPScraps said...

Beautiful advent calendar!

Kim said...

What a great idea for all the months. A personal calendar. :)

Gramjak said...

This is truly a beautiful calendar for every month, as it really is decorative and sparks up the surroundings! Love your creativity!

Beth said...

This is a beautiful advent calendar. Love how it turned out.

Susan said...

Super countdown calendar! Love the little easel and your beautiful touches.

Sam said...

Love all the detail on this project ..beautiful :)

Shari said...

Love the canvas piece...so cute and would be perfect for my grandson who is asking my daughter daily..."how many more days?" Thanks for the inspiration!!

Angie Blom said...

This is awesome, I love the jellybean bowl idea.. and your advent came out amazing!! I am sure the kids won't miss the chocolate!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Just gorgeous!

Cher~ said...

I love this idea. I may have to try something like this too. Love your colors.

Theresa said...

Second time doing a Helmar blog hop. Not disappointed at all by the ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Your calendar is beautiful! So very cute sitting on the easel :) Gives me an idea to make a little one like this to have out everyday, not just for Christmas!!

redjanfan said...

what a great idea, individual days displayed and not the whole calander. I pinned it on pintrest too. Thanks for sharing.

Renee Aslette said...

Great project!! Love the colours you have used and the detail is stunning!

Anonymous said...

What a good idea! Ive been looking for something that would keep from having to create a bunch of little boses or what not and I think this just may be the ticket!
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Rae Cooper said...

Great Calendar idea - love all the details!!

Carisa said...

this is absolutely beautiful!!

Ang said...

Wow very nice, love all the dimension.

Alwayscharlie said...

That is so terrific!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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