A step by step tutorial to create a beautiful and creative Christmas Tree advent calendar. Fill it with candy, holiday scriptures, random acts of kindness or Christmas traditions to do each day!
This month FloraCraft has released a Holiday e-book full of fantastic themed crafts, and they are all so fun. So for today’s post I’m sharing my take on one of the ideas shared in the book. They share a Christmas Tree cut out of foam and painted then trim glued on for decoration. I took this idea and twisted it into a fun Christmas Tree Advent Calendar!
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Sheet: 1”x 12”x 36”
- Measuring Tape
- Serrated Knife
- Foam Glue
- White Fabric
- Glue Gun (low temp)
- Pom Pom Trim
- 12 pieces of coordinating paper in 6×6 inches
- washi tape
- hole punch
- advent fillers
To start, you will use a measuring tape to help draw a line from one top corner of the foam to the opposite bottom corner. This will give you a guide to cut the foam in half, creating two triangles.
Next, gently sand down any edges that are uneven, and put the two straight ends of the foam together, creating the Christmas Tree shape.
To hold the pieces together, put a bead of glue from one end to the other, on the inside of the triangles. Next, insert a few toothpicks into the foam and press the two pieces together. The toothpicks will help hold things in place while the glue dries!
Next you need to wrap the tree with fabric. I picked a solid white. Start at the bottom of the tree and glue the fabric in place. Then pull the fabric taught as you continue to wrap and fold around the corners and other two edges. Glue everything in place.
Now attach your pom pom trim to the 3 edges using the hot glue gun.
I then created 12 sour cream containers (they aren’t ACTUALLY sour cream containers…just the name of the shape!) with coordinating Christmas papers and fun washi tape. I filled each one with something different. Some have candy inside, others have a small toy or a Christmas scripture. There’s also some Christmas activities that we can do in the evenings together as a family. I picked 12 different things, but you can do them for the whole month if you’d like! Once the containers were filled I seal them off at the top with another piece of washi tape.
Then I punched a hole in the top left corner of the containers.
I laid all the sour cream containers out on the tree where I wanted them, then put a nail in place for the containers to hang on. I was able to just push the nails into place without hammering!
I love how it turned out, and the kids are so excited to get started on the countdown….only a few more weeks to wait!!