Christmas crafts are probably amongst my favourite. At heart I am just a big child, I love the countdown to Christmas day and still get excited on Christmas eve. Here’s a crafty way to count down the days, make this as an early gift for a loved one. If you haven’t the patience to make 24 then make 12 one for each of the 12 days of christmas. This is perfect to do on rainy cold days or at night in front of the television.
Download the template for the box here, you can scale it up if you want to give bigger surprises.
List of tools;
Sturdy card, 12 or 24 images on card, pencil, ruler, scissors, craft knife, glue, double sided tape, glitter paint, brush, ribbon, hole punch
Download the template and print it onto card stock. Cut out out and punch out the holes
Gather the card that you want to make the boxes out of, I chose reproductions of vintage postcards, you could use old greeting cards or any pretty card stock
Position the template so that the best of the image will be on the top and sides of the box
Trace around the outside and don’t forget the holes. There were many of these that I did and then realises I had not drawn around the holes
Cut out and score along all the folds
Punch out the holes
Mark out where the slits need to be for the fastener to work and then cut along that line
Spray paint it whatever colour takes for fancy, I chose to spray it white. I did a couple of light coats to give the illusion of it being frost covered.
Once dry, put the branch into a container so that it is upright and secure. I used a vase and some of the Tiny Terror’s gravel
Close the boxes and hang them from the branches
Click here to download the template for the boxes