Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Garland Advent Calendar Tutorial

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Hello Sandwiches! It's advent calendar time! How about making a hanging garland type this year?


Step 1. Download this lovely advent calendar printable.

Step 2. Print out the box templates from my Gift Wrapping Book. *You could make your own small paper gift bags using this tutorial. You could also use store-bought small boxes or paper bags.

Step 3. Fill the boxes and bags with cute Christmas treats. Christmas ornaments, photographs, chocolates, a mini tea-break kit with tea bag and cookie, CD of Christmas music, a small make up zipper pouch, a handkerchief and so on.

Step 4. Punch a hole (using an eyelet punch is ideal) in the top of the gift box or bag and attach with a small length of colourful ribbon to your garland. * You can also use a small colourful bull dog clip to attach your gift to the garland. If you can't find colourful bull dog clips you could cover a regular black one with mt masking tape.

Step 5. Cut out the printable and stick one number on each present.

Step 6. Sit back and admire your cute garland advent calendar before you pop it into a box to send to your loved ones.

Note: If you live away from home and you're going home for the christmas break you could make the advent calendar a 'count down' calendar until the day you arrive home.

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19 comments:

  1. Ohhh, this is just awesome!! I'm going to try and see if I can make it on time!

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  2. OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!
    My heart beats faster - it's just so colorful and cute!

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    1. he he thank you Sara! That's so sweet of you to say!

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  3. So beautiful! How long did it take for you to make? xxx

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    1. Hi Stefania, It took a day or two to make including all of the boxes :)

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  4. cute! cute! also great for kids to count down for vacations...with little treats inside :)
    thanks!

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    1. Yes! That's a great idea! Also good for big kids too ha ha.

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  5. This advent calender, is just to cute to be true <3 LOVE IT ;O) Betina

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  6. Really nice! I am always happy to see those colorful ideas on your blog. And thanks for the link to the free printables, too - I might use them as well!

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    1. Thank you Lena. I hope you will enjoy making them too!

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  7. I absolutely love it. I wilk definitely create one.
    Thank you very much for posting it.

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    1. Great news Bella Lutz! I'd love to see yours when you make it :) Have fun!

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  8. This looks really fun! Best holiday decoration yet ;)

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  9. I saw this shared by Kireei magazine on their Facebook page, it's amazing!!! I love it, I wonder if I have time to create it for myself...

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  10. day thirteen has the most beautiful bag! :)

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  11. hello sandwich!!
    i've finished my calendar on time! it's on my blog if you would like to have a look (http://bellalutz.tumblr.com/). unfortunately it's a very simple one. i am a very computer orientated graphic designer and don't have a lot of craft goods yet. but i will absolutely change that!!
    thank you very much again!

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