A homemade Advent calendar to build Christmas excitement

Individually crafted and designed by you with the help of edding gloss paint markers

What would the holiday season be without an Advent calendar full of surprises? And the best calendars are homemade ones – naturally! Use them to enhance your home’s Christmas decorations for a look that's unique and creative. Children and adults alike can have lots of fun and excitement during the Christmas countdown by making an Advent calendar, and creating your own is much easier than it looks thanks to edding gloss paint markers.

Make cone-shaped bags by rolling rectangular pieces of thick paper and, using different colours, label each one with edding gloss paint markers.

Fill the cones with treats or small gifts wrapped in tissue paper and hang them as Christmas decorations. Use edding 751 gloss paint markers for labelling. These are available in 14 different colours including gold, copper and silver. The line width is 1-2 mm and the paint-like, opaque ink is quick drying, smudge-proof and water-resistant. If you prefer a more calligraphic label, we recommend the edding 753 gloss paint marker with calligraphy nib.

An edding gloss paint marker is not only perfect for a shiny finish on paper, it can also be used on glass, metal and plastic, making it a consummate all-rounder. It can even be used for decorating and labelling the optional wooden board for hanging the little Advent bags from.

Paint markers
Paper, carton and cardboard
Easy peasy
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Products and materials

Other materials

  • 24 sheets of 20 x 20cm thick paper in your choice of colours
  • Double-sided tape (recommended) or any strong glue
  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper in matching colours
  • Ribbon
  • Optional: a hook and wooden board for fixing the calendar on the wall

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