Tis the season for advent calendars! As a child I loved opening my advent calendar each day! Now as an adult I thought it would be fun to use an advent calendar for those little practical gifts!
Here’s what you’ll need:
* Craft Paper
* Paint or a Pen
* String or Animals – depending on your advent calendar
OK let’s get started! First find a box template you like, I used this one
We used craft paper since it would hold the box shape better!! Get cutting!!
Next wrote your numbers on your box, I wrote mine freehand but using a template would also work!
Filling each box with a gift would be expensive so I we printed off these little coupons!
Next get your coupons and gifts ready! Some gifts I couldn’t fit in the box so simply left a clue.
Now it’s time to glue the boxes and for my advent calendar add string to the top. (SIDE NOTE I was so excited I forgot to take a photo of this step)
Next I strung up my branch on the mantle.
Which made it easier to tie the boxes onto the branch.
Voila! A simple advent calendar. Each box cost 8 cents so $2 for all 25 boxes plus a little bit of string and glue for a GRAND TOTAL OF $3 (obviously not including gifts!)
Here is another option using the same boxes. Purchase dollar store animals, paint them white, add a little red nose and you have a totally different advent calendar using the same box. An easy way to display the advent calendar on your mantle.
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