Day 25 of my 50 DIY Days of Christmas: Modern Tree Advent Calendar! You know what time it is? It’s advent calendar time! This year I made a calendar that’s very easy to create. Well, maybe it’s not really a calendar… It’s more of a forest of paper.
A couple weeks ago Silhouette contacted me and asked if I’d like to try out their super awesome cutting machine. Immediately I said “yes!” out loud, then realized I should probably respond through email and not just yell at my computer. If you haven’t already guessed, I
like love paper. I’ve been dreaming of my own Silhouette forever. I like cutting paper by hand, but sometimes there are either too many things to cut, or something is too small. Okay. Time to make your own advent calendar!
- Christmas Tree Cone Printables: right click + save (One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, and Twelve)
- Printable Advent Numbers (right click + save)
- Scissors (or use your Silhouette machine)
- Hot glue
- Scrapbook adhesive
- Print out your cones. You’ll need 25, so choose which cones are your fave. I chose a nice mix of patterns/colors. Maybe you want all one color? Hmmm, totally up to you!
- Cut out your cones. You can use a Silhouette machine to cut out the cones, or just use scissors.
- Print and cut out your advent calendar numbers. If you have a Silhouette machine, cut out 1 – 25 numbers (font is LeckerliOne). I cut out my numbers about 1 inch high.
- Roll your cone cutouts into cone shapes (the curved portion is the base). Use your hot glue to adhere the edge.
- Use the scrapbook adhesive to attach your numbers.
- Arrange your lovely Chirstmas tree cones wherever you’d like them to sit (mine will be hanging out on my fireplace) and carefully add your advent surprises under each cone.
- Enjoy and start your countdown on December 1st!
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Have a wonderful and beautiful Thanksgiving!
To keep up with the series, click here or on the image below!
P.S. If you’d like to reminisce in the past 50 DIY Days of Christmas… here you are: 2011 & 2012. I was not paid for this post, but Silhouette did send me a Silhouette Cameo in exchange for a blog post.