Step 1: Material
- 3 rectangular plastic containers of different sizes
- 1 circular plastic container
- 1 red ribbon
- 1 rigid paper (as rigid as possible)
- 1 green veiled paper
- 1 pencil
- 1 pair of scissors
- 1 double sided cellotape
- 1 long carton roll
- 25 christmas napkins
- 25 cookies/sweets/surprises/notes
The rectangular plastic containers I used, were containing, respectively, fruit, tomatoes and basil when I bought them from the supermarket (see image).
The circular plastic container I used, was the cap of a cotton buds packet (see image)
The carton roll, I took it off from a roll of kitchen foil (see image).
The rigid paper came from a colorful paper shopping bag I had spared (see image)
Step 2: Skeleton
Then pile the containers in the roll, in descending order of sizes (see image).
Step 3: Background
Attach stripes of your double-sided cellotape, along the branches of the tree (see image).
Use the cellotape to fix the green veiled paper over your rigid paper (see image).
Step 4: Fixing Background and Skeleton Together
Similarly, create an hole in the top container and in the corresponding are of the paper-made tree; then let another ribbon pass through the holes. Make a nod at the two extremes of the ribbon. This will be used to hang the calendar (see image).
Eventually, also draw and cut a star from the rigid paper. Make 2 holes in it and in the top container in the areas corresponding to where you want the star to be places. Let another ribbon pass through these holes and make with it, another bow.
Step 5: Baking
I baked the Apple-Core healthy cookies, for instance.
Then wrap each of them in one of the christmas napkin. Use the ribbon to close the napkins shaped as a sachet and stick an adhesive on them, on which you'll have written the days numbers from 1 to 25. Place them in the plastic containers from the bottom to the top, in ascendin order of numbers.