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.
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.
1 piece of 2.1/8 x 2.1/8
1 piece of 2.1/4 x 2.1/4
2 pieces of 2.1/8 x 4.1/4
Third-tier & trunk
4 pieces of 2.1/8 x 6.1/4
2 pieces of 2.1/8 x 8.1/4
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.
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