Every year December shows up and I don't have a new DIY advent calendar. I have an old, obviously loved, advent calendar that hangs on the door and you move a little wooden star around the pockets. I do love it, but, I've always wanted to make my own cute little advent calendar with places to hide treats and notes. So this year I've finally done it! This year I've made an advent calendar with mini paper gift boxes. I've also created a few free printable AND cutting files you can use to make your own mini gift boxes. So whether you have a Cricut or a pair of scissors, you are set… let's start creating!
DIY Advent Calendar
Before I start talking too much, today I am sharing this printable project as part of a fun group activity. I'm Co-hosting, with the fabulous Vanessa Brady from Tried & True (love her art!) the Printing the Holidays blog hop and giveaway! 20+ bloggers sharing projects you can make using printables. YAY printing and crafting! Keep reading, this prize package is AH-MAZING!
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Now, I said I finally made an advent calendar… I haven't filled the boxes with treats yet. That said, I have time! If you're like me, and you've already missed December 1st, don't worry. You can create a 12 days of Christmas Advent calendar and start with box 1 on December 12th (or December 13th if you go to the 25th)! So yes, you too still have time! I will be going back and filling all these pretty boxes. But for now, let's enjoy the seemingly finished display together, shall we?
Watch this video to see how I put together these cute little boxes.
Confession – besides my inability to come up with clever phrases, these little boxes sit empty in my own home today because I keep eating all my candy props. I buy bags of candies to use in either photos or projects and I always eat them. In this case I bought candies to put in real advent calendar boxes and I keep eating it too! I have been sharing.. but chocolate.. in hiding away in a box, What!? How am I supposed to refrain knowing it's in there.. someone else needs to fill these little gifties… or I need to buy broccoli for the boxes.
This printable kit is in two parts and some extras. The mini box comes in a free PDF you can print and cut yourself or use the SVG and upload to your Design Space account and cut with your Cricut. The little numbers are also available for free as a PDF and PNG. The PNG you can upload to Design Space and then convert to a Print the Cut design.
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