Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday Tutorial: Tree Advent Calendar by Amanda

by Amanda Coleman

I love advent calendars!  We have a variety of advent calendars we put up each year, but the ones that hold little treats are everyone's favorite.  This year I made a quick (one hour) and easy Christmas tree advent calendar to add to the mix.

A bunch of tiny Christmas tree grouped together have a big impact.  The fun colors and patterns from the Home for the Holidays Collection are sure to brighten any home.

Underneath each Christmas tree I have hidden treats for the kids to fight over discover each day leading up to Christmas.  Yum!

Making Christmas tree cones is super easy.  Here's how I did it:

How to Make Christmas Tree Cones

1. Cut circles of various sizes from patterned paper.  My circles ranged anywhere from 7.5" to 11.5".
2. Cut circles into quarters.
3. Snip a tiny wedge from the top of each quarter.  (This makes it easier to roll into a cone.)
4. Roll quarters into cones, securing the edges with adhesive.  Trim any excess paper from the bottom of the cone.
5. Staple the seams of each cone.
6. Top cones with round sequins and adhere number stickers.

If you make your own Christmas tree advent calendar, we'd love for you to share on the Doodlebug Facebook page!

Home for the Holidays collection
Round sequins Christmas assortment
Teensy Type stickers


  1. Super, super cut and so creative! Love how all those fun Doodlebug patterns look together! :)

  2. Wow so easy and adorable. Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. What a cute idea! Looks like a great way to put a dent in my mile high stack of Christmas papers. :)

  4. So cute, thanks for the tutorial.


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