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Topic: remember the MOST AMAZING ADVENT CALENDAR?? well, i'm back again! (pics/tute)  (Read 9640 times)
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« on: December 14, 2009 06:45:17 PM »

hi there,

As mentioned in the title, I made this -->http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=132553.0 post a few years ago. Well, I thought it was time for a new advent calendar this year when I found a big CUBE of foam!! Now, I don't this one is QUITE as fancy as the one from before, and that's because I literally decided to start this project 5 days before it needed to be done (these five days were during finals as well. lol)

So I learned a few things while doing this such as:
1) it will look a lot better if you have more than a week
2) my recently acquired dremel tool made cutting the foam ten million times easier (on my first calendar, i was in a dorm room and literally only had a dull pumpkin carving knife)
3) dremel tool + foam block = confetti!

note: I only made 16 box places on this advent calendar because my bf and I are only spending that much of december before christmas together.

now on to pics!

-I made these little boxes. I made my own box pattern because I hated all the ones online. each box is approx 1.5 x 1.5in

- then put them in their little cubbies!

- top view

now a couple of process photos:

-first, draw on your boxes. if duplicating this on a cube it is IMPORTANT to leave a margin slightly larger than the depth of your boxes. otherwise your openings will cut into each other.

- then use your dremel tool (or knife or whatever) to excavate the cubby holes

-(which then creates green confetti!!)

-finally, cover your cube faces with paper and cut out your windows [or cover however you want]

after that, i painted the inside of the boxes so they would be dark, but you could do whatever.


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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009 06:47:48 PM »

if anyone has any questions, feel free to PM me. thanks!

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2009 10:29:50 PM »

Cool! I like the style of this, If I were to make one I'd use some pretty christmas fabric I have left over.

« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009 07:36:26 AM »

So I loved your last advent calendar but I think I like this one even more! Love the little boxes.

« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2009 07:42:56 PM »

thanks! yah the idea of mini boxes is what got me started thinking that I needed to make another advent calendar

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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010 01:27:10 PM »

this is such a great idea, i think i'll make sth like that for a friend of mine ... if i'm patient enough at least ^^
anyway, i love it, i really do

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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2010 10:19:21 AM »

I love the paper you used on the sides.  It makes it look so rustic!  And I'm jealous of your dremel tool!
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