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« on: December 06, 2010 09:02:15 PM »

I jumped on the matchbox advent calendar bandwagon this year Smiley. I was inspired by one I saw on Sweet Paul (http://sweetpaul.typepad.com/my_weblog/) as well as many of the calendars others have shared here!



I took some in-process photos in case anyone is interested in how I did this.

I stamped 25 matchboxes and then lined them each with holiday papers.



I glued the outsides of the boxes together with hot glue. I row of 9, one of 7, one of 5, etc...


I wrapped each row in holiday paper and then hot glued the wrapped rows together in the shape of a tree.


Last but not least, I filled each box with special treats and whimsies!



Happy holidays, everyone! Thanks for looking Smiley.
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010 09:37:40 PM »

So pretty! I love the way you made this!
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010 09:51:35 PM »

Very cool! I like it a lot!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010 10:32:23 PM »

This is AMAZING! I love all the wooden advents I've seen redecorated, but I seriously love the idea of using matchboxes!! It's awesome, and i wish I had thought of it!!! Well, I'll be wisting, adding to my favorite projects, and putting something similar on my to do list.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2010 10:41:46 PM »

So cool!  I saw something similar to this at Target for $30!!  I think I'll go ahead and make one now with this as inspiration Smiley

Thanks for sharing!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2010 11:00:03 PM »

I absolutely LOVE this!!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2010 12:01:14 AM »

That's a great idea! Love the scale.
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2010 05:06:30 AM »

My kids would love this!
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2010 07:52:44 AM »

Awesome!!  I love how the boxes stack up like a tree and the numbers on the ends are genius Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2010 08:02:20 AM »

Thank you all for the thoughtful comments! I'm glad you like it.

It really was easy to make and I hope others will give it a try. I think I would use wrapping paper instead of card stock next time though. The creasing and scoring of the thick paper is what took the longest Smiley.
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