One of the latest additions to Kaisercraft’s Beyond-the-Page product line is their fabulous 25 Drawer Treasure Chest. It makes a really useful storage unit but I decided to decorate one to create a beautifully extravagant Advent Calendar.
I painted all the MDF parts of the 25 Drawer Treasure Chest with Kaisercolor Acrylic White paint before assembling them. I decided to give it a slightly whitewashed look by applying thin coats of paint (although, due to the large size of the chest, it still needed two tubes of paint). I assembled the MDF and glued it with EvoStik Wood Glue and then covered the sides and top with pieces of Bazzill White cardstock (which covers the visible parts of the joints) and decorated with Silly Season Rub-ons.
The drawers are made in a similar way to the smaller drawers of the Kaisercraft BTP Advent Calendar (see step 12 in our previous post for details) but I used the Silly Season papers and covered the drawer fronts in squares from the Milk & Cookies and Gingerbread papers. I then finished the edges of the drawers with a White Paint Dabber and a few rhinestones. The chipboard numbers are supplied with the Treasure Chest – I painted them with the Paint Dabber and applied Crystal Lacquer.
On top of the chest I created a Reindeer and Sleigh scene using some of Kaisercraft’s latest Wood Flourish designs. I filled the Sleigh will presents cut from the Presents Foil paper and decorated the Reindeer with a Flourish Background Stamp and some Hot Pink Rhinestones and used an old necklace as reins.
I hope you like my large size Silly Season themed Advent Calendar – it was great fun to make is a nice contrast to the vintage looking Advent Calendar in my earlier post.