Matchbox Advent Calendar
Advent’s coming. Time for waiting.
Whether your countdown is awaiting the Christian holiday, or just to keep the kids from asking if tomorrow they can open gifts, an advent calendar can add a lot of fun to the waiting period! My favorite one was made of felt; it had a big tree on the top section with gold cord strung across it, and each day a tiny ornament was added to it from a pocket below. My sisters and I had to take turns decorating that tree…some were felt pieces adhered straight to the felt tree, and others had teeny hooks to dangle from the gold cord!
Watch the video to find out how to make a cute advent calendar out of matchboxes and ribbon!
For quick reference, stack the boxes this way when gluing them together:
- Bottom row: 1-7
- Second from bottom row: 8-13
- Third from bottom row: 14-18
- Fourth from bottom row: 19-22
- Top row: 23-25 (I centered the red “25”)
It’s time for YOU to share…what was your favorite advent calendar growing up? Have you made any fun calendars for your children?
Be sure to come back and share a link to a photo of yours if you try this out!
Blog post by: Sandy Allnock
May Arts Ribbon Used:
- 1.5″ Grosgrain Ric Rac
- 3/4″ Red Grosgrain
Partners in Craft Supplies:
- Alphabet letters by Graphic 45
Other Supplies Used:
- Lifestyle Crafts Matchbox die set
- Glue dots