Dec 21, 2019

Make an Envelope Advent Calendar

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Advent calendars are a great way to count down to Christmas. Unfortunately, many store-bought calendars are not very unique. They are usually filled with chocolate, and each window gives you more of the same. Making your own Advent calendar is a great way to introduce some creativity to your holidays as you count down to that special day. You get to choose what it looks like and what you fill it with. Envelope Advent calendars are among the easiest to make!
 
Advent calendars are a great way to count down to Christmas. Unfortunately, many store-bought calendars are not very unique. They are usually filled with chocolate, and each window gives you more of the same. Making your own Advent calendar is a great way to introduce some creativity to your holidays as you count down to that special day. You get to choose what it looks like and what you fill it with. Envelope Advent calendars are among the easiest to make!
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== Steps ==
 
== Steps ==
 
=== Making the Envelopes ===
 
=== Making the Envelopes ===
#Choose some paper for your envelopes. You can get really creative here. You can use the same color and pattern for each envelope, or you can mix-and-match. You can use solid-colored patter, patterned paper, or even double-sided paper. Scrapbooking paper is great for this, but so are kraft paper, old book pages, wrapping paper, and origami paper.<ref>http://quietfish.com/notebook/2007/11/easy-diy-advent-calendar-25-small-folded-paper-envelopes</ref>[[Image: Make an Envelope Advent Calendar Step 1.jpg|center]]
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#Choose some paper for your envelopes. You can get really creative here. You can use the same color and pattern for each envelope, or you can mix-and-match. You can use solid-colored patter, patterned paper, or even double-sided paper. Scrapbooking paper is great for this, but so are kraft paper, old book pages, wrapping paper, and origami paper.<ref>http://quietfish.com/notebook/2007/11/easy-diy-advent-calendar-25-small-folded-paper-envelopes</ref>[[Image:Make an Envelope Advent Calendar Step 1.jpg|center]]
 
#* You can use pre-made envelopes instead.<ref>https://ift.tt/2QcRv4T> If you wish to do this, click [[#step_2_1|here]] to continue.  
 
#* You can use pre-made envelopes instead.<ref>https://ift.tt/2QcRv4T> If you wish to do this, click [[#step_2_1|here]] to continue.  
#Fold the left and right corners towards the center of the sheet. Take your first sheet of paper and turn it so that it looks like a diamond. Fold the left and right corners towards the center. Run your fingernail or a bone folder along each crease to make them nice and crisp.<ref>http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/how-to-make-an-envelope-advent-calendar/</ref>[[Image: Make an Envelope Advent Calendar Step 3.jpg|center]]
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#Cut the papers into 25 squares. You can make your envelopes any size you want, but you need to start with squares. A great idea would be to make the envelopes all different sizes, with the biggest envelope reserved for December 25th.[[Image:Make an Envelope Advent Calendar Step 2.jpg|center]]
#Fold the bottom corner up just past the center. You want the edges to overlap the bottom edges of the side flaps slightly. Once again, run your fingernail or a bone folder along the crease to sharpen it.<ref>http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/how-to-make-an-envelope-advent-calendar/</ref>[[Image: Make an Envelope Advent Calendar Step 4.jpg|center]]
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#Fold the left and right corners towards the center of the sheet. Take your first sheet of paper and turn it so that it looks like a diamond. Fold the left and right corners towards the center. Run your fingernail or a bone folder along each crease to make them nice and crisp.<ref>http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/how-to-make-an-envelope-advent-calendar/</ref>[[Image:Make an Envelope Advent Calendar Step 3.jpg|center]]
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#Fold the bottom corner up just past the center. You want the edges to overlap the bottom edges of the side flaps slightly. Once again, run your fingernail or a bone folder along the crease to sharpen it.<ref>http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/how-to-make-an-envelope-advent-calendar/</ref>[[Image:Make an Envelope Advent Calendar Step 4.jpg|center]]
 
#* You can trim down the corner so that it doesn't stick out past the center.  
 
#* You can trim down the corner so that it doesn't stick out past the center.  
 
#Secure the flaps with glue or double-sided tape. Pull the bottom flap down, and run a glue stick along the bottom edge of each side flap. You can also lay down strips of tape instead. Fold the bottom flap back down again, and run your finger across the seams.<ref>http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/how-to-make-an-envelope-advent-calendar/</ref>[[Image:Make an Envelope Advent Calendar Step 5.jpg|center]]
 
#Secure the flaps with glue or double-sided tape. Pull the bottom flap down, and run a glue stick along the bottom edge of each side flap. You can also lay down strips of tape instead. Fold the bottom flap back down again, and run your finger across the seams.<ref>http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/how-to-make-an-envelope-advent-calendar/</ref>[[Image:Make an Envelope Advent Calendar Step 5.jpg|center]]


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