DIY Matchbox Advent Calendar

By | December 9, 2010

Help count down the days to Christmas with a DIY reusable advent calendar made from old matchboxes and odds & ends just laying around the house.
matchbox advent calendar

Supplies Needed:

  • 25 empty matchbox
  • Metal baking tray (or something similar)
  • Magnets
  • Glue
  • Paint, markers, glitter, scrap paper, gems, etc. for decorating
  • Ribbon
  • Organic chocolate treats

Let’s Get Started:

Step 1:
Start by decorating all your matchboxes. Get creative, using all sorts of stuff that you find around the house. Don’t forget to add one number (1-25) to each box.
matchbox advent calendar

Step 2:
Next, glue a magnet on the back of each box.

Step 3:
Add a little inspiring message and/or a yummy piece of organic chocolate to each box.
matchbox advent calendar

Step 4:
Arrange boxes on the metal tray in order.

Step 5:
Lastly, add a ribbon for easy hanging & enjoy!

Special thanks to yzzilnoaj over at craftster for sharing her eco holiday crafts with us.

One thought on “DIY Matchbox Advent Calendar


    OMG! That is the cutest thing ever! What a great way to recycle those! Hmm where can I find some???

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