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Elegant and Easy Advent Calendars for Adults

These advent calendars are a lovely way to count down the days until Christmas. You can fill these with poetic verses for your loved one, a gift certificate, tickets for the cinema, CD’s, etc... The basic materials you will need are large white envelopes and metallic or elegant looking wrapping paper and you will require about 2-3 hours time to make these because of the drying time of the paint.



Advent Calendar - Silver Envelopes

For this project you will need:

- 24 white A-5 envelopes
- wrapping paper of choice
- metallic ribbon
- cardstock for tags
- Fiskars Shape Boss Template with numbers
- dimensional paint matching color of paper
- glitter matching dimensional paint
- Cuttlebug or Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machines
- Sizzix Originals Die “Frame, Circle Scallop”
- hole puncher
- stick glueBelow is an example of a single envelopes creating using silver metallic wrapping paper

These envelopes are created using silver metallic paper and the numbers are made using a Fiskars number template and silver dimensional paint with glitter.


1. Cut out 24 pieces of wrapping paper that measure 15 cm high and 32 cm long.
2. Add stick glue to the backsides of the paper and wrap each piece around an envelope. The seam is on the back side.
3. Die cut 24 scallop shapes and punch a hole at the top of each.
4. Use a pencil and trace the numbers 1-24 on the scallops. Afterwards, go over each number with dimensional paint. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle glitter over the paint. Set aside to dry.
5. Punch 2 holes at the top of each envelope. Cut 24 x 20 cm lengths of metallic ribbon. Insert each ribbon from the backside of the envelope through both holes so that the ends are on the front side. Tie the ends together in a knot.
6. Once the scallops are dry, pull the ends of the metallic ribbon through the hole in the scallop and knot off. Curl the ends off if you like.




Advent Calendar - Silver Envelope Example
This is an example of one of the envelopes using the silver paper.

Advent Calendar - Gold Envelopes
If you like gold instead, below is an alternative set of envelopes embellished with ornamental gold paper.


More Winter and Christmas Craft Themes:

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Christmas and Winter Paper Crafts

Christmas and Winter Textile Crafts

Christmas and Winter Wood Crafts

Christmas and Winter General Crafts

Christmas and Winter Greeting Cards

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas and Holiday Wreaths

Christmas Craft Patterns

Santa Claus Crafts

Snowman Crafts

Advent Calendars

Gingerbread Crafts





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Advent Calendar - Silver Envelopes



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