Friday, November 22, 2013

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

I have been on a little bit of a hiatus from my blog due to going back to school and such but it is great to be back crafting and blogging. Christmas is right around the corner and I needed to make my daughter a new advent calendar. She has moved out and so I thought she might need a little Christmas cheer in her new place. Here is how I made it....

1. I wrapped a styrofoam cone with greenery garland, then glued the tree into a medium tuna can that I covered with Christmas scrapbook paper. 
2. The ornaments on the tree are mini envelopes that I sliced the tops off of. I stuck a wire into the tree that I made a loop in the end to attach a mini clothespin to hang. The wire was about 3 inches, folded in half and then twisted together at the end leaving a loop at the fold.
 3. I wrapped match boxes and added ribbon with a mini tag to hold the number.

4. I made mini versions of the box bag that I love to make CLICK HERE FOR TUTORIAL. The cardboard for the bottom measures 2"x2". The paper measured 4 1/2 inches length and 3 inches height. I cut off the top of the bag with decorative scissors.

5. I bought a decorative plate from Michael's for 69 cents ( Halloween/Thanksgiving clearance ). They have them coming up for sale this week for a great deal as well - not 69 cents but as good as you will get before Christmas.

I wanted to make this advent calendar refillable, hence the bags, boxes and envelopes. I have a mini set of lights that I might add to it as well. 

Check out my other advent calendars ...

Silhouette and cork advent boxes.

Advent box tutorial

Christmas Countdown Blocks

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. That is awesome! I just mailed my daughter her first set of advent gifts to University!!!!