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Time
Time:1h30
Difficulty
Pretty Easy
Crafts
DecoratingPapercraft
I made a last-minute calendar with easy to find supplies

I had all of these supplies lying around the house - so cost to me - $0 for a fun project that took about an hour. If I had drew- or found other pictures it would have taken me less time.



Instructions

  • How to make an advent calendar. Advent Calendar - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies. I used a canvas and 24 kraft boxes I had lying around the house. You could of course use any kind of boxes, (altoid tins etc.)

  • How to make an advent calendar. Advent Calendar - Step 2
    Step 2

    Paint your canvas.

  • How to make an advent calendar. Advent Calendar - Step 3
    Step 3

    Find 24 images, numbers, magazine cut-outs for your box lids. I designed and sized these in photoshop with mini numbers in the corners. I printed them on matte photo paper so they would peel and stick - but you could print them on regular paper and glue them just as easily.

  • How to make an advent calendar. Advent Calendar - Step 4
    Step 4

    Separate lids and boxes. I lined up my boxes on the canvas to see where to glue them. You could measure them - but I just eyed it.

  • How to make an advent calendar. Advent Calendar - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using your trusty glue gun (or any kind of glue) glue your boxes to the canvas.

  • How to make an advent calendar. Advent Calendar - Step 6
    Step 6

    While that is drying, cut peel and stick your images to the front of your boxes.

  • How to make an advent calendar. Advent Calendar - Step 7
    Step 7

    Attach the lids back to the boxes.

  • How to make an advent calendar. Advent Calendar - Step 8
    Step 8

    Admire your lovely advent calendar. Don't forget you've got to fill those boxes with little surprises.

  • How to make an advent calendar. Advent Calendar - Step 9
    Step 9

    Display it on your mantle. And its easy to keep and store for next year!

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Comments

Susan  J.
Susan J. · Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Just cant wait to make my first - second.
Senior susan J
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CalendarGirl
CalendarGirl · 15 projects
This is a great idea!!! So cute!
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CalendarGirl
CalendarGirl · 15 projects
This is a great idea!!! So cute!
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
love it
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