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$5 Holiday Gift Ideas | DIY “12 Days of Christmas” Advent Calendar Tutorial

12 Days of ChristmasMy fourth project for the $5 Holiday Gift Ideas Challenge was a gift for a friend’s son, who is a great fan of the “12 Days of Christmas Advent” calendars. I know he already has three chocolate ones, so I thought I would make one that was a little different. This Advent Calendar project for kids is so quick and easy to create that it can be done in just a few hours!

I went to the 99¢ Store and purchased the following:

Frame: $1.50
1/2 of a Package of two bows: $.50
Package of Christmas Sticker Boxes: $.99
Package of Novelty Holiday Eraser Shapes: $.99
Package of Party M&Ms: $.99

Total Cost: $4.97 (before tax)

I needed a few additional supplies from my stash as well:

Glue Dots
Wrapping Paper
Pen

Instructions:

Cut a piece of last year’s leftover wrapping paper to fit in the frame, and put it into the frame.

Next, take twelve of the sticker boxes and add either candy or an eraser to each.

Attach the boxes to the frame using glue dots (glue dots are pretty strong and work well for this type of project).

Using a pen, number the boxes from 1 to 12.

To finish the project, use one of the bows in the bow package and attach it to the top of the frame.

There’s more to come in the $5 gift challenge! Maria will have one more idea for you tomorrow so don’t miss it!

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Maria Del Pinto

Maria Del Pinto

I have been crafting since I was a child and I love seeing what others create. I live near the beach so everything around me inspires me. I also enjoy activities where I re-purpose something old & discarded & make it into something cool. My favorite mantra is "Re-use, recycle, and re-make".

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