If you are looking for a homemade advent calendar idea, perhaps you’ll like the paper boxes I folded yesterday.
It took me several hours to print, cut, fold and glue these boxes but today, they are ready for me to decorate and number them.
I intend to use them to make a tree and decorate the middle of the table but they can be glued to each other to create a rectangular frame, or a big circle !
If you want to make the same square boxes, just print the free pattern of my square box 24 times on a thick paper, as thick as it can pass through you printer !
You’ll need scissors, a rule and a bone folder (or old pen that doesn’t write anymore, or a sharp crochet hook!) to score the lines before folding.
First of all, I use to score the lines of the folds.
Then, I cut out the patterns of the boxes.
I fold up each side and flap of the card to mark the folds (watch out the fold on the tab which is folded down.)
Then, I glue the tab, being careful not to put on to much glue…
And I glue the four flaps that create the square.
And here are my 24 paper boxes for my upcoming Advent calendar!
During the next few days, I’m going to make quilled Christmas embelishments to decorate these boxes. I’ll show you the final look of my advent calendar in a few days… What about yours ?