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DIY Paper Ornament Advent Calendar

Here’s an awesome idea that Andrea came up with. These little boxes are the perfect size for holding small prizes and treats. They look great strung up on a garland or on a mini Christmas tree (similar to this.) And the best part is… you can probably make it with supplies you already have at home! Get the full DIY below.

DIY Paper Ornament Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Paper Ornament Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Paper Ornament Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

Material: Paper box template, colored cardstock, yarn, sticker numbers (optional), scissors, glue, hole punch, 35 mm pom pom maker

Step 1: Download and print the box template in different color cardstock.
Step 2: Cut out the box template
Step 3: With a regular punch, make one hole on each top parts of the box.
Step 4: Start folding the box, use the lines as guides, and fold the printed lines inside the box.
Step 5: Glue the box together
Step 6: Use a 35mm pom pom maker to make your different color pom pom (when tying together leave enough yarn to later insert in the box)
Step 7: Insert your pom pom in one of the holes of the box, tie 2 knots of the extra yarn, this will prevent the pom pom to fall down.
Step 8: Cut a yarn piece 6″ long, make a loop and tie 2 knots at the end of it, not to tight and then insert this loop in the other hole of the box.
Step 9: Glue your numbers to the boxes  (you can look for numbers that are already made from your favorite craft store or you can use stickers too.)

DIY Paper Ornament Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Paper Ornament Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

Crafting, styling & photography by Andrea Ramirez

  1. Michelle

    November 4, 2015

    Oh I am so going to do this, I love how it’s both a calendar and a wonderful decoration!
    https://www.makeandmess.com/

  2. Jas

    November 4, 2015

    OH. GOSH. I’ve been looking for cute little advent calendar ideas, and this is sooooooooo adorable. Thank you for this! Jas xo
    Visit me at jaspooleblog.com

  3. Paige

    November 4, 2015

    This advent calendar is so fun! I love all of the bright colors!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  4. Ursula

    November 4, 2015

    So colorful and cute! Pinned 😉 I was thinking of re-using last year’s Advent Calendar… Not so sure now!

    Ursula @
    http://kraftmint.com
    Modern Quick DIYS . Home . Fashion . Parties

  5. Annika

    November 4, 2015

    oh, it’s beautiful and easy! Thank you for this Idea

  6. Annika

    November 4, 2015

    Oh, it’ s beautiful and easy. Thank you for this idea!

  7. Kate

    November 4, 2015

    I’m so in love with this idea. It’s adorable!! X

  8. Paula | Oficina do à toa

    November 4, 2015

    I love the way that you use bright colors! Beautiful ornaments!

  9. jen

    November 4, 2015

    so darling! also, is the Hollly Jolly print available anywhere?

    • alison
      • alison
      • November 5, 2015

      Hey Jen! Unfortunately, this print was create specifically for this shoot, so it’s not for sale. Sorry!!

  10. Bella B

    November 4, 2015

    I love this! I enjoy advent calendars so much…even though I am not a kid anymore! ♡♡

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

  11. Monique | WritingMonique

    November 4, 2015

    This is SO cute!

  12. Shannon

    November 5, 2015

    Where can I find that great print above??!

    • alison
      • alison
      • November 5, 2015

      Hey Shannon! Andrea designed this print specifically for this shoot, so it’s not available for sale anywhere. Sorry!!

  13. Emy

    November 5, 2015

    LOVE THIS so much!! Where are the little gold numbers from? They make it so modern and adorable!!

  14. Faffy Tea

    November 7, 2015

    These are adorable – we love the bright colours and the pom poms!

    For something else a little bit different for this year’s advent, how about an Acts of Kindness calendar with one good deed to perform each day? Take a look at our printable/DIY version: http://etsy.me/1F7w8W9

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