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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

16 comments

  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

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  2. hi Marie! this is an awesome idea for Christmas, I like it!
    kisses!
    kity-cri
    http://thekityshoesworld.blogspot.com/

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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

    awesome idea!! great inspiration for a next year :)
    kisses
     http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

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

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