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Matchbox Advent Calendar

matchbox advent calendar

Matchboxes are perfect for an advent calendar: They can hold small treats and they are easy to wrap! With numbers stamped on the outside, the small presents are if I may say so, pretty stylish.

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Okay, guys, to make this advent calendar you need plain white paper, a pair of scissors, tape, 24 matchboxes and number stamps. Start with cutting 11 x 12 cm (4.3 x 4.7 in) squares of paper. Then stamp them with the numbers 1-24. Put sweets in the matchboxes, I’ve put a Santa Claus mellow (Julenisseskum) inside on the photo below. When all matchboxes are done, wrap them using tape. That is it!

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I’ve made the stamps myself using pieces of wood and a sheet of foam. I’ll share a tutorial on this later. Now, have you decided what kind of advent calendar you will make this year?

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3 Comments

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thank you Rachel! I’m so glad you like it 🙂

  1. Bronwen Bronwen

    Hi! I just found your blog through a friend, wow! Thank you. It is very inspiring to see your ideas.
    Have you already posted a tutorial on how you made the stamps you used from this advent? I don’t want to miss it.
    Thank you 🙂

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