snowflake advent

My original Advent Calendar template - create your own beautiful mini gift bag Christmas garland. DIY, printable templates.
A very versatile design - so many ways to make it unique. Countdown to Christmas in style!

Template is available from my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/217025498

snowflake collage 

1. Print snowflake template onto natural craft paper. Add a number square to a
larger square of cardstock. Punch a hole in the corner, tie onto the pegs with twine
and a conifer sprig and a little bell.
2. Print onto snowflake template onto red paper. Cut out the white numbers with a
1.5” scallop cutter. Cut a 2” circle from coordinating paper. Attach to the cord
with decorative pegs.
3. Print the templates onto a range of coloured papers in a similar hue – like violets
and purples. Embellish with paper flowers and rhinestones. Cut out the white
numbers with a 1.5” circle cutter and match with coloured paper 2” circles. Add a
ribbon to finish.
4. Print the gift bag templates and the numbers onto white paper. Cut around the
number shapes and attach to the front of the bags with glue. Add a ribbon or
curling ribbon to the pegs to add Christmas colour of your choice.

Create your own beautiful Advent Calendar from a printable template.

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Collect your tools:

Folding – use a scoring tool along the fold lines to make them neater

Cutting - scissors, paper trimmer or guillotine

Adhesive - double sided tape, glue tape, glue or sticky tape

Optional - decorative cutters, circle or scallop cutters

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 Choose your papers:

Before starting, what is the style of the advent calendar you would like to make?

Who is it for? Do you like traditional Christmas combinations or something more contemporary?

How many colours - would you like to alternate the gift bags along the garland, or make it in a single colour?

Do you want the numbers on the bags the same colour or contrasting?

Type of paper - best results for paper with a weight of approx 80-160gsm.

Consider: textured paper, patterned, metallics, coloured, scrapbook, craft paper.

snowflake paper

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 Accessories to complete your garland: mini pegs/clothespins, cord, ribbon.
These are widely available through craft and discount stores.

 snowflake pegs

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 Step 1: Print your template pieces. Print 24 or 25 gift bag templates.

Plus print the numbers page - there are two styles to choose from.

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Step 2: Assemble your mini gift bags (instructions here)

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Styling idea:
Print the snowflake template onto red paper.
Print the numbers on white paper and cut square
shapes.
Styling idea:
Print the snowflake template onto red paper. Wrap with
ribbon. Create mini gift bags for Christmas gifts, or use
as place settings for your festive table.
 snowflake red1  snowflake red3

Styling idea:
Print the snowflake template onto red paper.
Print the numbers on white paper and cut out with
1.5" scallop cutter. Cut 2" circles from coordinating
papers, and attach to the bags.

Add a pretty ribbon to the mini pegs.

Styling idea:
Print the snowflake template onto red paper.
Print the numbers on white paper and cut out with
1.5" scallop cutter. Cut 2" circles from coordinating
papers, and attach to the bags.

Use decorative clips to hang your bags from a cord.

   
** Small pieces may not be suitable for children under 3 years of age.**

Template is available from my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/217025498