Ward House

Advent Calendar

In a round-about way I found this cute advent calendar tutorial from Sweet Paul and had to post a quite share.  Now if I just had 25 match boxes.  =)

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I made this advent calendar for Country Living.
Its made of matchboxes and some scraps of paper.
Just hot glue the tops of empty boxes to one another so you get rows.
The bottom should be 9 and decrease by two until you have a single box.
Cut wrapping paper to cover each row, secure with hot glue.
Then hot glue the rows in a tree shape as shown.
I used small stamps to stamp the numbers on each box.
On top you can hot glue a star or a cut out like I did on this one.
Fill the boxes with candy and trinkets and you are ready to go.
Photo by Victor Schrager



November 30, 2009 - Posted by | gift ideas


  1. Hi Annette,That is a great Advent calender idea. I too wish I had matchboxes.Are you on ravelry?

    Comment by Willow | December 1, 2009 | Reply

  2. I am on Ravelry, actually – look for me as Lanniee. =)

    Comment by Annette | December 1, 2009 | Reply

  3. That's almost a reason to start smoking…NOT!But it is sooo cool looking!

    Comment by warren | December 1, 2009 | Reply

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