Free Advent Calendar Templates for Your Homemade Countdown Calendars
I love templates! If you've been visiting my corner of the web much, you may know that about me. I like the freedom to choose my own colors, patterns, textures and sizes.
Below, I've linked to five advent calendar templates that I made for you and I to use with various countdown calendar ideas. They are designed to each contain a small gift for each day of your custom countdown, whether it be a fun Birthday countdown, a sweet Valentine countdown or a festive Christmas advent calendar countdown. There are also many more countdown calendar ideas for you to read about here. Enjoy!
Advent Calendar Templates
If you are looking for advent calendar boxes you have come to the right place. The following templates are used to create a box that attaches to your calendar and is capable of holding a small gift for each day of your special countdown.
There are five advent calendar template sizes to choose from. Either choose one size for your project and stick to that one or mix and match sizes depending on your desired outcome.
Below is a photo of the finished flip-top boxes created using templates 1, 2 and 3...
First print the desired advent calendar template onto standard typing paper. When you are ready, you will be transferring the template onto each piece of decorative paper that you plan to make into a box. See step-by-step instructions below.
Next is a photo showing the finished flip top boxes made using templates 4 and 5...
These next two templates are the largest I've made. The only difference between these two is that one comes out 1/2 an inch and the other 3/4 of an inch.
How to Use These Templates
In addition to tutorials on several specific countdown calendar ideas, I've included the nitty gritty on actually using one of these templates to make a beautiful gift box for your custom countdown craft idea.
Getting Prepared. For each countdown calendar you make, it is a good idea to start by picking out coordinating paper, gathering your supplies and printing out one or two copies of the template you want to use.
To Make Your Boxes You will need:
Important... Please refer to individual countdown calendar tutorials for other supplies you may need to make the rest of your calendar. The following tutorial focuses on how to create boxes using the templates on this page.
Advent Calendar Template Instructions...
If you've followed these instructions, you now have an awesome new box that is ready to adhere to your homemade countdown calendar!
Important Tip for Gluing the Boxes to a Base... It is very important that the boxes don't fall off when you add the weight of a goody or when someone tugs on the ribbon to open the bow. You must use heavy duty glue to apply the boxes to your calendar base. My favorite has been mounting squares. In my experience, they are easy, mess-free and strong enough for these projects. I get mine from the dollar store and they work just fine.
Use any of these Advent Calendar Templates to Make Your Own:
And a Christmas Countdown will be coming soon!
You could also make a Hanukkah Countdown, an Easter Countdown, a Halloween Countdown, a countdown to vacation, a countdown to summer break... learn more about various countdown calendar ideas.
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