This small advent calendar is so easy to make from matchboxes! You can easily order empty or full matchboxes from many online sources!

Get tons of inspiration in Sweet Paul Magazine:



You will need:
25 matchboxes or slide-open style boxes
wrapping paper
scissors
hot glue gun and sticks
small stamps or pen to make numbers
small trinkets to fill the calendar
  1. Just hot glue the tops of empty boxes to one another so you get rows.
  2. The bottom should be 9 and decrease by two until you have a single box.
  3. Cut wrapping paper to cover each row, secure with hot glue.
  4. Then hot glue the rows in a tree shape as shown.
  5. I used small stamps to stamp the numbers on each box.
  6. On top you can hot glue a star or a cut out like I did on this one.
  7. Fill the boxes with candy and trinkets and you are ready to go.

TIP:

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This small advent calendar is so easy to make from matchboxes! You can easily order empty or full matchboxes from many online sources!
Photography by Victor Schrager

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