Home Made Advent Calendar Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

I’m a few days late with this post but I was on time getting the Advent Calendar up for the kids to play with! We also set the Elf on the Shelf loose last night, my oldest daughter named him “Jingle Bell”.

I wanted to share our Advent Calendar with you because my oldest and I paper crafted it together. It came in a kit made by DCVW, but if you have a decent sized scrapbooking stash, I bet you’ve got all of the material on hand. Even if you don’t get it finished in time for this year, it will be a fun holiday craft you can store and have all ready for next year!

Here’s what you need:

2 12×12 chip board sheets
Patterned paper
Christmas Embellishments
Number Stickers

Cover your 12 x12 chip board with holiday paper. The simpler the pattern, the better.

Begin by cutting 25 paper pouches out of some patterned paper. A rectangle folded in half will do just fine. Make sure to cut 5 pouches out a little smaller, you will need to get 5 envelopes on the last line of your calendar (numbers 21 through 25).

Embellish each envelope and include a number (1 through 25, in case that needed explaining).

Line up your envelopes on your chip board and adhere solidly. Punch a hole in each corner of the chip board. Secure a ribbon along the top with brads, make sure your bow is pretty, that’s where you’ll hang your calendar.

Punch holes in the lower corners of your top chip board, and the upper corners of your lower chip board and secure together with ribbons and brads.

Fill your envelopes with Christmas treats. I used stickers, jelly beans and tootsie rolls.

Hang up, and count down the days until Christmas! Here’s a finished picture of our calendar!

Home made Advent Calendar!


About gallifreycraftingcompany

I love and train flying monkeys, color with copics, scrapbook what I color, read like a fiend and enjoy every minute of it. I'm a New Yorker that sought better weather, and I enjoy crafting outside by my pool and walking the beach.
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3 Responses to Home Made Advent Calendar Tutorial

  1. Alicia B says:

    Colleen It’s Wonderful and the memory of you and your daughter creating it together will last a lifetime!! Thanks SO much for sharing it with us as well 🙂 *Hugs*

  2. MsJoyceG says:

    Can I come back next year and do this project with my Great Grandsons? I think they would enjoy sharing theirs at home. Really really cute .. I envy the memories you have with your daughter.

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