Creative advent calendar boxes

Make your own decorative advent calendar with metallic effect

What could be more special than giving your loved ones the gift of a home-made advent calendar in the run-up to Christmas? This unique calendar has been decorated with glossy numbers in silver and gold. You can achieve this glamorous metallic effect with edding gloss paint markers, available in a variety of colours including gold, silver and copper.

Hints and tips: It’s best to make the gift boxes or gift bags out of smooth white paper, as this makes the number tags stand out better against your Advent calendar. For this idea, we have used plain take out boxes but the metallic christmas gift tags can be used with any kind of container. Artificial pine garlands are perfect for displaying the gifts – try draping them along a staircase banister or on a wall.

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

Other materials

  • Approx. 5 sheets coloured card – we used dark brown
  • Craft punch for gift tags (such as Fiskars), or scissors and a hole punch
  • Number stencil (from an art-and-craft store, or downloaded from our website), printed on thick paper
  • White crayon
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Matching gift ribbon
  • Plain take out boxes or any sort of container to attach your gift tags

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