Advent Calendar

I have wanted to make an advent calendar since examples started showing up at Memory Bound.  The first one was so neat and I really wanted to do it but it was too expensive.  When we went to the store today, they had a kit for $14.  I decided to get it since everything was included.  I don’t know why I do projects.  I hate them.  They always take way longer than I think they will.  I am so glad Suzie helped me with this.  With two of us, it still took 5 hours. 

We started out with the complete kit.

We R Memory Keepers Advent Calendar Kit - FrontWe R Memory Keepers Advent Calendar Kit-back

We punched out all the boxes . . .

Boxes punched out

and put them together.  We used a bone folder after the first one.  It made much sharper lines and helped the boxes stay closed.

Boxes put together

After that we had to figure out how to configure them.  The instructions include how to make a tree.  We decided a pyramid was more stable.

Boxes stacked up

It looked so nice all put together with the boxes shut. 

Calendar all stuck together

Last we made all the decorations for the numbers.  That was fun.  There were tons of embellishments to pick from. 

Calendar finished

The boxes do not want to stay shut. I will probably end up gluing them closed and figuring out a different way to use it.

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