Saturday, 1 December 2018


I have been itching to make another advent calendar since last Christmas and was really pleased with how this version turned out.  I made 24 little boxes and a gate-fold box to contain them. The outer box opens up to expose the inner boxes.  I wrapped the whole thing with pretty papers, spotty organza ribbon and added a few pearls to decorate.  

Here's the inside showing all the little boxes with their wooden numbers which I painted pink and aqua to match the papers.

This little project is a gift for a special friend.  My initial plan was to fill it with little chocies, but in between me starting the project and finishing it, my pal went on a diet and lost a whole stone in weight, so I felt really bad sending her temptation behind each daily door.  So I sourced a few things that would fit inside (I can't disclose them here because she won't have opened them yet!).  

Unfortunately some of the gifts didn't fit inside the little boxes so I had to leave notes inside each box containing instructions for opening accompanying envelopes holding the items that wouldn't fit.  

I've already shared some of those envelopes in a post I wrote showcasing some of the tags I'd made to decorate and number them, but didn't want to show you the advent box until today (1 December), for obvious reasons!

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Happy crafting


Aquarius said...

What a beautiful gift and I'm sure your friend appreciates your thoughtfulness in not putting chocolates into the boxes.

Chris said...

This is a really beautiful project, I'm sure your lucky friend will treasure it (and your thoughtfulness!) Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Calendar.

Carol S. said...

Great box and I am sure your friend will love it. You could put fun items in there too! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Barb Turpin said...

Wow, I've never seen an advent calendar fold up like this, pure genius! And decorated beautifully! I can tell how much love went into this project! (Thanks for the sweet comments on my entry for SSS)

Sarah said...

What a kind and thoughtful advent gift Annette. I bet your friend was delighted xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your fantastic holiday creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Monika Gulyas said...

What a fabulous advent calendar!!! Beautifully made and designed!!! I'm sure your friend is very very happy with it!!! Maybe some sugar free chocolate during the diet? Thank you for joining the December challenge of the Country View Challenges!

Craftyfield said...

A labour of love this… Of course the result is absolutely worth it, especially for a gift! A good storage option for jewellery after the Advent too… Thanks for sharing with us at Country View Challenges!

Miss StampAlot said...

Omg. This is sooo qute 😍 Thank you 4 scrapping with NSHK. Good luck.

Cheers Marielle

Fikreta said...

love it!
so wonderful!

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