Introduction: How to Make Advent Calendar
Let`s do something with wood.
Your girlfriend should challenge you to build an advent calendar ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advent_calendar ) on rules like it have to be custom and it's indispensable it have to glow.
Now you think about it, tell her "challenge accepted" and go to build something.
Step 2: Go to Build Something
for this project you need:
2 pieces of wood, more or less 200cmx19cmx2.2cm
1 piece of wood for the star 30cm x 30 cm x 2cm
2 laths by 100cm x 5cm 2.5cm
18 wood screws 4x40mm
8 wood screws 4x60mm
5 6mm threaded rods or some similar
24 acrylic fillable balls in 2 or 3 sizes
1 uv-led-strip with power supply and maybe a switch
24 pieces of paper
Step 3: First Cuts
cut the planks into pieces. each plank = 5 times 39cm x 19cm
Step 4: A View Screws
let´s screw the parts together like in the picture.
Step 5: More Screws
now we need the laths.
same as the last step, let`s bring the parts together like in the pictures.
Step 6: Lets Make a Star
in the pictures you can see the 30cm pies. let's draw a star on it and saw it out.
Step 7: Colorfull?
if you want, now is the time for paint the parts.
Step 8: Bring Things Together
we need a 6mm drill.
drill some holes for the threaded rods. attention, do not drill at the center. we need space there for the led strip.
before we insert the threaded rods, let's attach the led strip. glue it in the middle inside and shorten the led stripe.
ok, there are some threaded rods and a star. look at the picture, you know what is to do.
Step 9: Inside
a cord and the acrylic balls play a big role here. randomly distribute the acrylic balls and tie them to the threaded rods with the cord.
and now test it.
Step 10: Fill It
wrap little goodies in white paper and fill the acrylic ball with them.
only one thing left to do.
Step 11: Make Someone Smile
put the advent calendar in your living room and turn it on.
call your girlfriend, see her smile and win the battle.
This is an entry in the
Make it Glow Contest