Wednesday, November 13, 2013

DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

I love advent calendars!  Each year I put up a variety of advent calendars, but the ones that hold little treats are everyone's favorite.  This year I made a quick (one hour) and easy DIY Christmas tree advent calendar to add to the mix.

DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

A bunch of tiny Christmas tree grouped together have a big impact.  The fun colors and patterns from Doodlebug's Home for the Holidays collection are so festive and bright.

I have hidden treats underneath each Christmas tree for the kids to fight over discover each day leading up to Christmas.  Yum!  (I promise I'll put better treats in the trees come December.  Can you tell I only had Halloween candy at the time I took these photos?)

Making Christmas tree cones is super easy.  Here's how I did it:

How to Make Christmas Tree Cones

1. Cut circles of various sizes from patterned paper.  My circles ranged anywhere from 7.5" to 11.5".
2. Cut circles into quarters.
3. Snip a tiny wedge from the top of each quarter.  (This makes it easier to roll into a cone.)
4. Roll quarters into cones, securing the edges with adhesive.  Trim any excess paper from the bottom of the cone.
5. Staple the seams of each cone.
6. Top cones with round sequins and adhere number stickers.

If you make your own Christmas tree advent calendar, I'd love for you to share on my Popper & Mimi facebook page

Happy crafting! 


Doodlebug Home for the Holidays collection, round Christmas sequins, and Teensy Type stickers


  1. Ok--- this is AMAZING! Super clever! What a fun way to do advent--- and the trees are great decorations too! AMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAZING!


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