Introduction: 2 DIY Poor Man's Advent Calendar
Matches... bottle caps... glue... paint... and they are ready :))
It's not to late to make one of these ;)
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Step 1: Watch the Video First
If you interested in how I made these check out the video ;)
Step 2: Project 1 #1
For the first project take 24 box of matches and clean then out!
Step 3: Project 1 #2
I wanted to make the box to be square so I attached long side to the short side as you can on the pictures.
I used simple school glue to stick the boxes together. Overlap the pieces like a brick wall.
The 24 boxes gave me 6 layers.
Step 4: Project 1 #3
I made some tests with the tempera paint what I wanted to use and It wouldn't cover the brand picture on the top of the box.
I cut a square out of a white cardboard and glued to the top with the school glue.
Step 5: Project 1 #4
The small drawers needed some handle so I cut some tiny cardboard pieces and glued them to the side.
Step 6: Project 1 #5
Let's begin to decorate the box. First of all I painted the hole box included the handles and the drawers with red tempera paint. Then I let it dry completely before the next step.
Step 7: Project 1 #6
I labeled every drawer from 1 to 24 with a sharpie.
We had some thin gold ribbon at home so I used it to make the box a little bit fancier :) and some ribbon bow as well.
I recommend to wait until everything is completely dry before start using.
Step 8: Project 2 #1
Project number 2 :)
I drew a christmas tree shape to a thin plywood but you can use thicker cardboard as well.
Use what you want to cut off the tree shape I used a thin saw.
Step 9: Project 2 #2
Take some green brown and yellow paint (tempera might be good) or anything what you want and paint the hole surface. Let it completely dry.
Step 10: Project 2 #3
Bottle caps again... :)
Get your hot glue gun and stick 24 pieces to the board.
For the twenty-fifth piece I put a bottle cap flashlight to make this calendar more unique :)
If you missed the DIY Bottle Cap Flashlight project click here.
Step 11: Project 2 #4
I wanted to label the caps with sharpie but for the black caps that wouldn't have been good.
So I bought some stickers and labeled them before sticking.
Step 12: The End
That's it :)
Fill them with
I hope you like this and not to late to make one of these :)
I always glad to suggestions comments tips and pictures If you make it :)
Thanks and see you next time ;)
Step 13: Don't Forget to Check Out the Video Please
As always thanks for your support!
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