Tree-Shaped Advent Calendar

Hey Hip Kit Club friends! Amber here on the blog today to share a fun holiday-themed project I created using the super festive November Kits!

Advent calendars are such a fun way to spread holiday cheer. There are so many different ways you can go about making one—boxes, envelopes, treat bags, etc. I personally love making gift boxes, so I knew that for me, that was the way to go. And, since setting up and decorating the tree is one of my favorite holiday traditions, I decided to create an advent in the shape of the tree itself!

To create the base, I first began by making 24 small gift boxes. I used my 1-2-3 punch board from We R Memory Keepers but a template or SVG file would work just as well. This process in itself was quite lengthy, so make sure you’ve got some fun holiday music or videos to make it all less tedious.

Once all of the gift boxes were scored and folded, I added a bit of gold stitching to what would normally be the bottom of the boxes (in this case, they make up the front of the advent). Stitching always adds nice texture to projects and gold is a great color for the season.

After that, I assembled all of the boxes and laid them out in the pattern that is needed to build this design (from top to bottom — 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 3). Having three boxes on the bottom allows this advent calendar to stand up on it’s own which is great for displaying it.

From there, it was all about decorating! I used a mix of products from the main kit and the embellishment kit. I worked from the top, creating a three-layered star, and then moved down in diagonals, creating clusters that got larger in size. For the statement piece of this project I layered trees that I stitched, chipboard pieces, florals, and die cuts to create a fun, Christmas scene.

The boxes, that open in the back, are held closed with foam tape, as to not tear the paper. If you’d like to see more of this advent calendar, check out a project share video here.

Thanks so much for visiting the Hip Kit Club blog today! I’ll see you next time!

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