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Bonbon Advent Wreath DIY

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 and here.
 Bonbon Advent Wreath DIY | Oh Happy Day!
Bonbon Advent Wreath DIY | Oh Happy Day!
Bonbon Advent Wreath DIY | Oh Happy Day!
Click through for instructions…
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.
Bonbon Advent Wreath DIY | Oh Happy Day!
Bonbon Advent Wreath DIY | Oh Happy Day!
Bonbon Advent Wreath DIY | Oh Happy Day!
PS: If you have more than one kiddo, be sure to put as many trinkets in each container!
Photography by Tim Gibson
  1. Ash

    November 26, 2013

    I love the idea of putting little gifts inside the wreath! It’s always fun shaking up the traditional advent calendar, and I love using more colors than just they typical red and green!

  2. Melissa @ Bubby & Bean

    November 26, 2013

    This is genius!

  3. EllenQ

    November 26, 2013

    Exceptionally sweet (pun intended) idea! I am recently obsessed with tissue punch crafts and I’m wondering how it would hold up if the lids were left off so you could punch through the crepe paper.

  4. Ashley

    November 26, 2013

    Love this idea! So adorable.

  5. Sarah

    November 26, 2013

    So clever! Where do you get the small plastic containers?

  6. abigail

    November 26, 2013

    genius Chiara. As usual.

  7. bp

    November 26, 2013

    How exciting is THIS wreath!?? I love this idea! So many ways to use tiny treats!

  8. lyndsay // coco cake land

    November 28, 2013

    oh it would be such tragedy to tear into this AMAZING bonbon cutie awesome wreath! love it, chiara!

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