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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas DIY: Advent Calendar

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar  

Here is an easy and cute Christmas DIY Project: An Advent Calendar! As some of you may remember, I made this cute project as an early Christmas present for my boyfriend. I hope you all like it!

For this project, you will need:
  • 25 matchboxes
  • Wrapping paper
  • White paper
  • Scissors, glue, and tape
  • Black and red markers
  • Pretty bowl or box 

To make this cute Advent Calendar, you just need to follow 7 easy steps:
  1.  Empty the matchbox from its matches, and wrap it with Holiday wrapping paper.
  2. Draw a circle on white paper using a Nickel ($0.05) as a guide.
  3. Use scissors to cut out the white circle and glue it to the matchbox
  4. Use the markers to outline the circle and draw a number.
  5. Repeat until you have 25 decorated matchboxes.
  6. Fill the matchboxes with all sorts of treats. I used chocolates, candy, drawings, inside jokes, funny pictures, and photos. The possibilities are endless!
  7. Put all the boxes in a cute bowl or box, and gift it to someone you love!

 All done!!

This would make a very thoughtful and cute gift for someone special in your life. I hope you all enjoyed it! And stay tuned, I will be posting more Holiday DIY's soon ;)

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar DIY Christmas Advent Calendar


  1. Oh my goodness, this is so CUTE, Marie. Now, to be able to find 25 matchboxes... ;) ha ha ha! I'm sure tiny jewelry boxes would work just as well. This is definately a thoughful little gift, and you could do so many things with it! Like put the presents under a tiny tree, or hang them from one, or anything. :D

  2. hi Marie! this is an awesome idea for Christmas, I like it!

  3.  Love your ideas Ali!! The matchboxes would look adorable under a mini tree! I might just have to try that sometime ;)

  4.  Glad to hear you liked it Kiti!! YAI!

  5. You are so cute! This is a great gift and a fun DIY. I'll bet your boyfriend loved it :)

  6.  Thank you so much Kimberly!! Yeah, he was really pleased with it. He especially enjoyed all of my funny drawings, hehehe. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. yay! So pretty Marie! And very creative too! :)

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  8. Alexa SleepEatBreatheFashionDecember 9, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    This is so cute and creative! You have the best DIY's Marie <3 have a great week

    Alexa <3

  9.  Thank you Alexa!! You are always so sweet to me, thanks!

  10. This is such an adorable idea!  I love Christmas and finding additional ways to celebrate the holiday throughout the month.  I will have to make one of these for next year.

  11.  Thank you Annabelle!! I'm so glad to hear you liked this DIY!

  12. Oh my, this is such a cute idea, I looooove it! The little matchboxes make such cute presents, did you come up with this yourself? I love your DIY posts, such great ideas!

    Loving your outfit as well, red looks great on you and the earrings are amazing!

  13.  Aaaaww, thank you Jody!! It makes me SO happy to hear that you enjoy my DIY ideas, that keeps me motivated to do more! Hhehe. I actually got the idea from a similar Advent Calendar picture I saw on pinterest. I liked the idea of the matchboxes and adopted it on my own style. So glad to hear you liked it!

  14. Yesss, I definitely enjoy them, so please continue to post things just like this! :D

  15. albrechtova.karolinaDecember 13, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    awesome idea!! great inspiration for a next year :)

  16. Thank you!! So glad to hear you liked it!


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