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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!



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?


Published in Christmas DIY


    • 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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