by Chiara Alberetti Milott
An advent calendar for the wall made up of 25 bright, colorful little bonbons – let the countdown begin! Fill each little package with treats, jokes, tattoos, things to do together – for a list of good advent calendar ideas, see Jordan’s posts here
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Materials needed: crepe paper, gold ribbon, glue gun, 25 4-oz plastic containers, scissors, white number stickers, approx. 7 1/2′ of 1/8″ aluminum wire (not shown), assorted treats, snacks, jokes, tattoos, coupons and goodies.
Step 1: Cut out 25 squares of crepe paper, approximately 9″ x 9″ each.
Step 2: Fill and close containers. Wrap each container with the crepe paper.
Step 3: Tie each side with gold ribbon.
Step 4: Trim the ends of extra crepe paper.
Step 5: Create a 24″ diameter circle with the aluminum wire. This dimension should hold all 25 containers perfectly.
Step 6: Put hot glue on the bottom of a container, press and hold on the wire for a few seconds.
Step 7: Continue applying glue to the bottom of each container, after the first one is on, begin adding a drop of glue to the side of each additional container.
Step 8: Put the sticker numbers on in random order.
PS: If you have more than one kiddo, be sure to put as many trinkets in each container!