advent with wreath

I had the honor of contributing this DIY Christmas bulb advent calendar to the holiday issue of Sister Mag magazine, a German publication from some of my favorite ladies. I’ve contributed before (here (my hair!!!!) and here) and this time I was in the company of a few other artists from around the world with an advent calendar idea.

This one is super easy to make, especially if you have a craft cutting machine, and I love hanging it in our office right now.advent-calendar-light-bulb-7advent-calendar-light-bulb-12

See below for the full tutorial! materials horizontal

Materials: template, scissors, craft knife, glue, paper in various bright shades (size A4) and black, twine, ruler, numbered flags template, hole punch, template for bulbs
  1. Cut out the two templates (the black topper and the colored bottom)
  2. Score the lines indicated with the dotted lines with the craft knife.
  3. Bring the sides together and glue the tab to the inside.
  4. Cut a piece of twine 6″ long and string through the holes at the top and bring all the sides together and tie.
  5. Bend the top tabs outward.
  6. Glue the black paper together and glue to the top of the tabs.
  7. Cut the twine pieces off.
  8. Cut out the numbered flags and punch
  9. String the bulbs together, inserting a numbered flag before the bulb.FULL

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Check out the full issue of Sister Mag. 

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