Sunday, November 9, 2014

Advent Boxes

We made these Advent boxes a few years ago for Cheryl's daughters.  They are now 17 and 11 and still love them.

Box 1 Top
Box 1 Side 1

The drawers were all handmade from cardstock.  We found the directions on the internet.  If we had it to do all over again, we would have made the drawers big enough to hold a gift card.  These are just a bit too small.

Box 1 side 2
Box 1 side 3
Box 1 side 4

Because of the dimensions of the drawers, we had to make 2 different sizes in order for them to fit together with no gaps.  Sides 1 and 3 are the same size and a bit smaller than sides 2 and 4.  I don't know how we ever figured out how to get this to come together, but it took FOREVER to get it just right.  The reason the numbers on each side are not continuous (i.e. going from 6 down to 1) is because of the different sizes.  We didn't want them to have six days of bigger gifts then six days of smaller gifts.  This way, they have three bigger then three smaller.

Box 2 Top
The top and bottom of the boxes are chipboard covered in cardstock.

Box 2 side 1
Box 2 side 2

Box 2 side 3

Box 2 side 4
The boxes of drawers as well as the top and bottom are held to each other with red line tape.  We used various papers, dies and punches to decorate the boxes and added the little wood knobs to the drawers.

There are various ways to make Advent boxes.  Splitcoaststampers has a lot of ideas in their GALLERY.

Thanks for looking!
Carol and Cheryl

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