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Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

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Christmas Tree Advent Calendar


Time and time again I’ve thought. I could make an advent calendar it would be much better than the ones in the shop. I Joked to a friend about her making her own but really I wanted to do it but for a while there I didn’t have faith in my own abilities. I suppose you could say I lost myself.

So here goes I will share with you what I love and only what I love so today you have an advent calendar. Especially good for those who forgot to buy them. Easily done but now you can have some fun!

I thought about those little boxes I made at school and how easy it was to cut out a bit of card and stick it together. Do 24 and you have an advent calendar best of all you could hang them on the Christmas tree as cute little presents. You could cover the card with glitter, paint, colour it in or like I have use different coloured card.

I admit I used that pile of books to prop my phone up. The little tree next to them is my little Christmas tree that cost me £1 last year. It turned out to be just the perfect place to put up my advent calendar. The defending it from a toddler may be a little more difficult.

What do I need

  • 12 a4 sheets of card
  • A printer with ink
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Depending on your glue something to apply it
  • Ribbon
  • Any Christmas tree
  • Something to go in the boxes ie sweets

How to create your boxes

  1. Print your templates on the 12 sheets of card. Decorate the boxes with whatever you want. Leave to dry if needed.
  2. Cut around the lines on the template, careful not to cut the tabs off as you will need these to stick your box together.
  3. Fold along the lines of your cut out template. Make sure to fold in towards the blank side if you’ve decorated it. If you haven’t it doesn’t matter as long as all the folds go towards the middle.
  4. Stick the tabs on the side with just one square to the folded side next to it. Repeat this at the other side but leave the top one open. Leave the boxes to dry.

Add a little Christmas Ribbon

  1. Cut enough ribbon to wrap around the boxes. I did one the length I liked and then used that to measure more.
  2. Start by putting your ribbon across the top of the box, pull it tight at either side of the box and make sure the sides are equal.
  3. Turn the box upside down careful not to move the ribbon. You could use Sellotape the top if you need. On the bottom of the box, you need to cross the ribbon and pull it tight over the top of the box.
  4. Tie a box on the top making sure to make the loops big enough to hang up. Number the boxes and hang on your tree.

Video tutorial, How to Make a Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

I have created a video to help you create your own Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Free PDF Template printable cut out boxes

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