The following post is sponsored by Excel Blades
I remember always having advent calendars at Christmastime growing up, and it’s something I look forward to doing for my kids one day. For now, I guess I’ll have to settle for making them for Andrew and myself, which means…more candy for me! After making a couple advent calendars over the years, I have finally found my favorite way to make one using a jewelry organizer as the perfectly sized base. Using my trusty Excel Blades hobby knife, I made a custom DIY paper advent calendar filled with candy, and you simply tear the paper each day to reveal what’s inside. December, here I come!
As long as you use a 24-cavity organizer for the 24 days leading up to Christmas, you’re good to go with this DIY. The hardest part of this project is measuring and cutting accurately, but with a ruler to guide you and a sharp hobby blade to cut through the paper easily, it shouldn’t be difficult to make. I made the numbers with large stamps and alternating pink and green ink – after all, traditional red and green is a little too traditional for my taste.
- 24-cavity jewelry container
- Poster board or cardstock paper
- Excel Blade hobby knife
- Excel Blades cutting mat
- Glue gun
Note, I did end up choosing to use colored ink instead of white because it stood out better.
Step 4: Turn over the paper. Stamp/paint numbers 1-24 over each cut to mark where each cavity is.
The glue keeps everything held together so that you only pull apart one day at a time and it won’t make a huge mess. I’m looking forward to continuing to break into it throughout the month of December and enjoy all of the candy hidden inside. This is definitely my favorite time of year!
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