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Topic: THE MOST AMAZING ADVENT CALENDAR WITH TUTE!! (complete w/ photos)  (Read 77908 times)
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« Reply #130 on: August 13, 2009 12:29:48 AM »

It would depend on how heavy the paper/card you used for the little curtains was. Mine is still sitting in my office, holes cut out and all... I didn't get time last year to finish it, and this year I don't think I'm going to get time to make stuff or find stuff to go in it Sad

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« Reply #131 on: August 13, 2009 09:28:00 AM »

Once I saw this topic I thought "I HAVE to make one". So that's my project of the day. But mine's going to be a little different, okay a lot different. I'll post a picture as soon as I'm done; and I'll explain how I made mine.

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« Reply #132 on: August 20, 2009 07:07:08 PM »

mine didnt have to lie down...it sat upright and the circles stayed closed except for this one hole that had a heavy thing inside.

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« Reply #133 on: September 12, 2009 08:51:52 PM »

This is lovely... Thanks for sharing... I was thinking of making my own this year and this gave me great inspiration... I think I will tackle something like this with my 10 yr old daughter...
« Reply #134 on: September 14, 2009 04:57:55 PM »

So I was googling advent calendars to do for some close friends, and I remembered the styrofoam calendar (YOURS!) and I was so thrilled to find it after the long time it's been since I've seen it.

Now, the circles seem like a pain in the behind, and I saw mcmadison's take on her advent calendar and I wondered.. could I make square holes small enough to be covered with a round circle door? I plan on putting quotes/inside jokes along with small wrapped chocolate. Is it possible to have square holes with circle opening doors?

Here are pix of her take on the calendar:



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« Reply #135 on: September 14, 2009 05:33:36 PM »

pinkpoodle230 :

You did a fantastic job! I'm so motivated to make one of these... I'll probably make it pretty soon, even though I have a while until it would have any use. I'm thinking about making one for each of my 2 sisters because when we were children we'd receieve the store bought kind. I'd also like to make a felt advent calendar like the one I saw Allsorts http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/2007/11/advent-calendar.html

I love the idea of snow inside each day. Did you use fake snow? At first I thought it was bubble wrap (lol silly me) but then it looked more like cotton type. I'm not familiar with what it is... ?


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« Reply #136 on: September 17, 2009 07:28:19 PM »

Thank you so much for this idea and tutorial! It will make a great present for my little cousin Smiley
« Reply #137 on: September 19, 2009 10:52:04 AM »

I love this advent calendar and have tried to print out to take with me to work on it and I can't get it to print more than the first page of photos and instructions.  It prints ALL the posts related, but not the actual project.  Any ideas?  It's awesome.  Thanks for sharing! 
« Reply #138 on: September 19, 2009 06:36:45 PM »

wnelson, have you tried copying and pasting only what you want into perhaps a Word document? or highlighting only what you want and then right click, "print" and select "selection only"?

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« Reply #139 on: November 18, 2009 06:20:33 PM »

@ sminto

i'm sure you could definitely make squares small enough to have circle doors...or even rectangles with oval doors? i'm sure square doors would still look really cool...like squares of varying sizes

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