December 2, 2013

GARLAND ADVENT DIY


The new church year begins and a new note is struck: It is a time of preparation and waiting, because even though, as autumn grinds to a dark and murky halt, everything is dying and falling asleep and falling off, something brand new is coming. Hope is coming.
-Anne Lamott

This may be a day or two late, but this DIY Advent garland is easy and versatile enough to whip up in just a few minutes.  Here's a link to the Dropbox folder that holds the scripture and the corresponding numbers, starting December first through the twenty fifth.  I printed mine out front and back and then splattered the numbers with gold paint to add a little something sparkly.

Isaiah 9:2
The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.

To waiting, to reflection, to sloughing off coats of haircloth.

18 comments:

paige said...

thanks chelsea!
hope to print these tomorrow!!

BritEli said...

This is lovely! Thank you!

Samantha Heather said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the many different ways you can create an advent calendar :)

Danielle Gunter said...

----- going up in my house tonight ---- thanks for sharing your gift :) thanks for being a nice human ;)

Becky said...

this is beautiful! for some reason when i click on the pdf, it's just a black screen. am i doing something wrong?

chelsea {oh, my deer!} said...

hi becky!

when you get to the black screen, click on the blue "download" button at the top/right. click on "direct download" and the file will begin downloading. i hope that helps! thank you for the sweet words, and merry advent.

xo

kristina said...

What a gift you have given us with this beautiful advent calendar! Thanks for always focusing on the reason for the season - I can't wait to put this up in my house along with my other holiday oh my deer prints :)

catland said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your gift this Christmas season. I have a feeling that you don't even realize the gift that you possess because it flows so freely from the tip of your pen. Oh how I love to see how your eye captures beauty. Can not wait to use these to share God's Word as we celebrate advent.
Bless you for such kindness,
Katie

Samantha Broderick said...

Thank you so much for sharing Chelsea! You're creativity is such an inspiration!!

misie said...

This is delightful! Thanks for posting this - and it looks just darling in your house.

Cassandra said...

Love this!! So excited to print them off :)

jenny said...

Oh my, this is so wonderful. I'm so glad to have stumbled upon this. I'm going to be sharing this with my small group girls each day throughout the month. Thank you, thank you!

Laura Kashner said...

These are so beautiful!! Thank you!!

charlotteturtle said...

Thank you for sharing your gift! So beautiful.

Shannon said...

Thank you for sharing.... I'm excited to do this.

BritEli said...

Hi Chelsea, I am doing this with a group of girlfriends on Friday for our Christmas gathering. Wondering what type of gold paint you used and what type of brush is best for the splatter. Also what type of white paint did you use on the clothespins? Thank you!

Anonymous said...

thank you!!!!!!!!! that's awesome!

Ashley said...

I love this! Thanks so much for sharing!