This year we’re in for a colourful, creative Christmas! In this article, we’ll show you how to make your own Advent calendar with just a pair of scissors and some sticky-backed plastic. Easy and quick to make, it’s also highly decorative.
And even if everyone loves a white Christmas, with a bit of gold, Christmas tree green, and festive red, this year we’re in the mood for a splash of colour. A bit of pep and gourmet or even rural designs, light spirits and gratitude, a bit of MIX&MATCH. In short, we were after an adventurous Advent calendar!
To that end, we brought together the most eyecatching designs from our Pièces Rapportées: the Envie d'Ailleurs and Trèfle collections.
But we also decided to use two new colours: Pink praline (delicious, I’m told!) and Deep Blue.
Making your Advent calendar
What you need:
- Sticky-backed plastic
- Masking-tape with a design to match your tastes: glitter, patterned, gold, silver... the choice is yours.
- And of course: 24 little treats
Make your Advent calendar in four easy steps:
Allow 90 minutes to make the 24 cartons.
Step 1: Download and print the six pattern templates. Cut out the 24 patterns.
Step 2: Use the sticky-backed plastic to stick the two smallest sides of each template together.
Step 3: Use the masking-tape to assemble the top of the carton (the side closest to the number).Place a little treat inside each carton.
Step 4:Seal the cartons with see-through tape.
Here’s a few ideas of things you can put in your cartons: Jewellery (rings, pins, chains, charms, brooches, etc.) sweets (bonbons, chocolates, candy, fruit sweets, etc.), tea bags, seeds for planting, small Christmas tree and nativity decorations, make-up and beauty miniatures (perfume samples, nail varnish, lipstick, etc.), goodies (keyrings, badges, USB sticks, etc.), beads and threads, small scented candles and other fragrances (incense, essential oils, etc.), toys (small soft toys, figures, toy cars, etc.), stick-on tattoos, pastry cutters, hair accessories (pins, headbands, bobbles, etc.).
Comment if you think of anything else!
If you like, you can stick a piece of thread under the masking tape so you can hang the cartons from a few branches of the Christmas tree painted with spray paint!