Christmas is approaching - what could be better than opening every morning not just a door, but a whole surprise house? We will show you step by step how to make the individual advent calendar yourself.
So that the Advent village sparkles and sparkles so festive and Christmas, we have set a lot of golden accents. But you can also individually embellish the houses, with wrapping paper, stickers or Dekotape - the imagination knows no bounds. Here we go!
- 13 sheets of white A4 cardboard (90g / m²)
- cutting mat
- Metal ruler
- Metal spoons
- Gold, silver and bronze paper
- Spray adhesive
- Metallic Spray
- Round and square stickers in black and / or gold
- Digit Stickers
- Double-sided adhesive tape
- Sweets or small gifts
- Mini fir trees, deco glitter, artificial snow and other winter decoration accessories of your choice
1. Draw the outlines of the four different stencils found at the end of this article on paper. All in all, you need 24 houses - decide for yourself how many of each type of house!
Second Transfer the recorded originals to cardboard and cut them out with the scalpel - these are your templates. Now put their outlines on your paper sheets by drawing carefully along the outlines. Alternatively, you can also pierce small holes on the outer lines in the paper. Cut out the contours using a metal ruler and scalpel. Do not forget the small slots for the door latch to close the house.
Third With the end of a dipper, the later fold lines can be wonderfully impressed.
4th Fold the paper now at the fold lines - again the spoon is very helpful, but this time the back.
5th Now it's time to decorate the cottages from the inside. You can let off steam - with felt-tip pen, ink or pattern paper, which can be glued on with spray adhesive. The more colorful, the better!
6th A simple variant for the interior decoration is metallic spray (I have chosen copper). Make sure the room where you work is well ventilated. Lay the house with the inside up on a piece of paper and let's go! Spray the paint evenly and then let it dry well. As a precaution, fold the fold lines again and turn the house inside out.
Now the outside is decorated. Cut small black squares, dots or semicircles out of black stickers and glue them as windows on one or two sides of the house.
For the other facades, it is best to use metallic paper, which you can trim with the help of the stencils. The square (40x40mm) and the rectangular areas (40x80mm) can of course also be measured directly on the metallic paper. Cut out the pieces with scissors and glue them to the respective house surfaces with spray glue. If a piece of metallic paper extends over two surfaces of the house, it is best to fold it at the appropriate fold before gluing. Gently push the piece into the correct position and let it dry well.
Finally, stick the cottages with the numbers.
8th. Now the little houses are being assembled. First tape the tabs with double-sided tape and then fold the booths together.
9th Press the tabs firmly onto the tape. To make it really nice, you can press it against the inside with a dipper stick.
10th When all the cottages are done, you can finally fill them!
Sweets or other little things like a pretty shell, a handwritten joke, a small toy, a chocolate coin ... are just the right surprise. There are thousands of possibilities! Wrap the surprises in pretty napkins - that's how they look even more beautiful.
If the surprise is too big for the cottages, you can fill the house with a candy, which can then be exchanged for the present. Or you can make bigger houses: with the copier you can easily enlarge the stencils.
11th When all 24 cottages are filled, you can arrange the Advent village. Mini fir trees, glitter spray or artificial snow give the scenery the perfect winter atmosphere.
On the 1st of December we start - and then it says: only 23 days until Christmas!
And here are the templates:
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