StampinByHannah’s Advent Calender Project 2014

I LOVE Christmas! to be honest with you I love the build up to Christmas more than the day itself!

I particularly love Advent! Now, I don’t know if that is just because of the piles of Chocolate, or that it is part of the whole event that is Christmas!

So, this year, my first year of blogging, I thought I would make an Advent Calender! Next year, who know you may get some advent gifts, but this year, its a lovely project!

Stampin' Up! UK advent calender trim the tree

I loved making the Halloween Gift Treat bags in October, and thought they would make perfect little tree ornament (or advent chocolate hanging devices if you will!). And so made 24 miniature treat bags with the Stampin’ Up! Trim the Tree DSP stack (LOVE!!!), some bakers twine (from the Tag a Bag Accessory kit!) and the Back to Basics Alphabet!

Measurements =

DSP – 3 1/2 x 4 1/2″ (9 x 12 cm) which is one of the pieces of the DSP from the Trim the Tree DSP stack cut in half!

Apply sticky strip to one end and both long sides, remove the backing from the sticky strip at the end and roll the DSP into a tube.

Then remove the backing from the sticky strip on one side and pinch together.

Insert your chocolate!

Remove the backing of the sticky strip on the other side and pinch together, at right angles to the other side.

Using a hole punch make a hole in one end and feed through your bakers twine, tying it in a knot to create a loop (so you can hang your treat pouch on the tree!).

Add numbers to each pouch by stamping the numbers 1 – 24 on cardstock (I used the Back to Basics Alphabet for this) and punching out with a 1″ circle punch.

Punch 24 1 1/4″ scallop circles and add one to the back of each number with a dimensionals.

Attach each number to a treat pouch with dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! UK Chocolate advent calender homemade

James is super excited about opening each pouch to find the chocolate inside! (Yes, he’s 24! and my husband to be, and Yes, he is just a big kid! We love Christmas!)


Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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