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DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Hello, and thank you for visiting my blog today. Every year I love to make an advent calendar for my family members. This year I’m making this one for my Sister and Brother in Law, I had planned to make it for my nephew Charlie but I think as he’s still very little I will make a different one for him next year.

This one has 24 individual 2′ x 2′ boxes that easily pull out to reveal the treats inside.

This one is also free-standing but if you would like to add a bigger base and decorate further, you can.

Check out my Advent Calendar playlist here for more inspiration.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE THIS 3D ADVENT

The Christmas 12 x 12 paper pad is available from The Works UK in-store only, however, there are sellers on eBay but they are charging a lot more than what I paid.

2mm Grey Board available here.

Collall Bookbinding glue. 1 bottle from Craft Stash is available here or x3 bottles available from ‘Something Sticky’ here.

MEASUREMENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS ADVENT

FOR THE BOXES

24 pieces of 4′ x 8.1/2

Score along the 4′ side at 2′

Score along the 8.1/2 side at 2′, 4′, 6′, & 8′

ALL THE GREYBOARD MEASUREMENTS

14 pieces of 2.1/4 x 2.1/8 for all the side panels.

Top tier

1 piece of 2.1/8 x 2.1/8

1 piece of 2.1/4 x 2.1/4

Second-tier 

2 pieces of 2.1/8 x 4.1/4

Third-tier & trunk

4 pieces of 2.1/8 x 6.1/4

Fourth tier

2 pieces of 2.1/8 x 8.1/4

Fifth tier 

2 pieces of 2.1/8 x 10.3/8

Largest bottom tier

3 pieces of 2.1/8 x 12.1/2

ALL THE PATTERN PAPER MEASUREMENTS

10 pieces of 7/8′ x 2′ to cover the side step panels.

15 pieces of 2′ x 2′ to cover the side squares panels.

2 piece of 2′ x 3′ to cover under the bottom tier.

To cover the back of the tree

1 piece of 2.1/8 x 2.1/8 for top tier.

1 piece of 2.1/8 x 4.1/4 for second tier.

2 pieces of 2.1/8 x 6.1/4 for third tier and trunk.

1 piece of 2.1/8 x 8′ for forth tier.

1 piece of 2.1/8 x 10.1/4 for fifth tier.

1 piece of 2.18 x 12′ for bottom tier.

MULTIPLE 1′ WIDE STRIPS OF PAPER TO COVER ALL THE EDGES

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made it.

Once again thank you for visiting today.

Happy crafting

Sam

xoxo

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