Matchbox Advent Calendar

Christmas is only 7 weeks away but it’s not too late to create your own advent calendar. Here’s a simple but effective and easy to make idea created by Tanja Kunz…

Materials:
1643511 Matchbox, 110 x 60 x 20 mm, white
1643505 Matchbox, 53 x 36 x 15 mm, white
1626550 Froggi Universal Glue, without solvent
4657720 Décopatch® Sheet, 30 x 40 cm, black white
4657710 Décopatch® Sheet, 30 x 40 cm, white black
4650018 Paperpatch® Glue/Varnish
1988506 Pigment Liner, 6 Stk, black
1880714 Gussow China Bristled Brush, flat, Gr. 14 / 12 mm
1549933 My Colors Cardstock, 30.6 x 30.6 cm, Coral Rose
1549901 My Colors Cardstock, 30.6 x 30.6 cm, Snowbound
1549989 My Colors Cardstock, 30.6 x 30.6 cm, Black Magic
1791008 Punch M, Rectangle, 22 x 12 mm
1790008 Punch S, Rectangle, 14 x 8 mm
1789919 Punch XS, Star, 9 mm
1793001 Punch L, Square 1-1/2 Inch, 26 mm
1795001 Punch 3XL, Square 3 Inch, 53 mm
1802532 Comfortline Scissors

In addition: Pencil, Water Container with water, Paper towel


1. Place the Decopatch paper face down on your work surface. Position different sized matchboxes on it, trace around them and cut out the paper. Coat the boxes bit by bit with Decopatch adhesive, pressing the paper in position and brush over with more adhesive. Leave to dry.

2. Use punches to cut the stars, windows, doors and roofs from the cardstock, cutting them to size where necessary.

3. Finally, glue the card pieces to the boxes with universal glue and draw numbers from 1 to 24 with the Pigment liner.

To view Efco’s full range of craft punches check out the Everything for Paper section of the main catalogue and for their range of Decopatch papers see the Decopatch catalogue both of which are available to view here.