Every year we buy the advent calendars with the little chocolate inside for the girls. This year I was thinking that I would have to get four of them. I guess I could make them share but that just causes too much aggravation in the mornings. So I figured I can make one, one that is big enough to fit something small in it for all of the girls. It will not always have to be candy either!!! I went to Michaels’ and looked around and decided to make a wreath. Then, as I was placing the boxes on the counter to see placement I realized that a Christmas tree would look good.
What you need:
- 24 containers/ boxes
- Mounting board
- E6000 glue
First, I placed all the boxes on the mounting board to see placement. I figured that I need a space between the columns of boxes so the lids can be remove.
Once, I figured out how I wanted them, I removed the boxes and flipped the mounting board over and repositioned the boxes. It was easier to see the pencil marks on the white verses the green. Then, I traced the end box of each row for a cutting guide.
Next, I connected the edges to create my tree to cut out.
Then, I cut out the tree. It does not have to be perfect because the boxes can hang over on the back side if needed.
Now, I placed all the boxes back on the tree to make sure they lined up correctly.
Then, I removed one row at a time and added glue to the back of the boxes and placed them back on the tree. I used E6000 because it dries slow, giving me the ability to reposition the boxes if needed.
We added small black numbers to various places on each box numbering 1-24.
Once, all the boxes were in place and the glue is dry you can add the goodies to each box.
I know the girls will be excited every day to do the Advent Calendar and see what goodies are inside. I plan on filling the boxes with rings, necklaces, bracelets, candy, lip gloss and anything else I can find. Some days it might be something for them to share or it might have four, one for each of them. I will also put in a few handmade coupons for an extra book at bed time, Icee after school, special 30 minutes alone time with mom or dad, etc.