Friday, September 10, 2010

JuNk dRaWer AdvEnt CaLenDar

When I created the JuNk dRaWer AdvEnt caLenDar last December I did it on a whim to fulfill an assignment I was given for 7gypsies.  There was such an outpouring of interest, Deb said to me..."we have got to do that again next year but make it a complete kit."   My thought was, "are you nuts?" But after the Christmas tree was put away and I had taken a nap...we started the adventure to gather all the vintage bits to create the calendar.
So here it is...same burlap backing as last year and you might notice a few tags are similar.  I couldn't make the calendar again without our sweet little bird in the spoon, a traditional bottle brush tree decorated with mercury glass beads and the Eiffel tower to give it that French feel.  The rest of the tags are much more detailed and some new techniques have been added in.
There are two ways to purchase the Calendar.  You can join us for a class in Arizona at Debbie's house (yes, you get to see her studio) or you can purchase a kit online.
And if you just want a little inspiration you can follow along right here on the blog starting Monday, Oct 18th as we show you step by step how to create several of the tags (just like last year).  Spread the news, Christmas begins in October at One Lucky Day!

Junk Drawer Advent Calendar
This extensive kit includes items to make tags, pins, and fabric backing...kit also includes vintage treasures, 4 clear stamp sets, patterns for cutouts, ribbon, written instructions, CD with up close photos of each tag.  The kit will come beautifully packaged (we promise) in a sturdy, kraft storage box that will allow you to keep your tags preserved from year to year.  It's a family heirloom in the making.
Kit Price $159 + shipping

International shipping is available upon request. Please email before the go live date.

Supplies NOT included; harlequin stamp, paint, distress ink and other basic crafting supplies, ceiling tile (not conducive to shipping) but does include burlap fabric, ribbon trim and upholstery tacks to create your board.  You can see how I did it here.

A limited number of kits will go on sale 
October 1st 8:00am (PST)
Ship date - Oct 15th
To purchase (on or after Oct 1st), click on the orange ETSY button on the left side bar to get to our ETSY store.

Junk Drawer Advent Calendar Class 
(very limited number)
Sat, November 6th
all day
Debbie's house in Gilbert, Arizona
includes class kit + extra supplies, lunch, snacks, sodas 
Class price $189

If you would like to purchase this class, email us at: for availability.  We will send you an email to confirm your spot in the class before the kits go on sale on Oct 1st.  After confirmation, payment can be made by check or Paypal.

Be watching next week as we will have detailed pictures of the calendar and packaging.
If you have questions regarding the calendar you can contact us at

photo frames House of 3 and Danielle Thompson for Jessica  


  1. I'm so excited to see what the calendar will look like! I'm thinking this is an early Christmas present to me. You two come up with the most inspiring projects. Oh, I can't wait!!

  2. Ahhhhh....its here! One way or another, I'm in. I'll send you an email!

  3. Sign me up....wait, you already did!!! I had the distinct pleasure of seeing and touching the actual tags last night. What a treat! You won't be disappointed in this whether you buy a kit or take the class. It's just dripping with gypsy goodness. And it's so worth the cost. You will have a treasure that will grace your home for years to come. Literally, there are elements and treasures from around the world in this beautiful project. And not only will you get to make this fabulous project, but you'll get to spend the day with Deb and Paula. What more could a person want! You'll laugh a lot, I promise. The class just happens to be on my birthday....can you think of a better way to spend a birthday? I think not!!! See you all there.

  4. if i still lived in AZ, i would SOOOO be there!! i'll have to send myself a reminder for oct 1!!!!

  5. I have just gone back and carefully studied every single post that you did on last year's Advent calendar! Apparently I hadn't yet begun to follow . . . but all of that is recified now! Thank you so much! I plan to work alongside! I sure hope I can make the time to! It's beautiful!
    Thank you so very much!

  6. My mouth is just hanging here open in shock! My friends and I have been plotting all year about doing this project this fall. And now there's a kit??!? Off to tell them and start making MORE plans to see if we can get these! It is our favorite project EVER!

  7. I went to your etsy and I can not find the advent tags///please tell me I am not too late. I just found you today...I would love to purchase a kit please. Diantha