If you’re anything like me, you’ve already devoured more boxes of mandarin oranges than you’d like to admit. They’re just too hard to resist!
Going through so many oranges and seeing all those lovely green squares of tissue paper got me thinking “there has to be something I can do with this”.
Then one day it clicked – a christmas tree advent calendar.The low down? Take 24 mandarin orange tissue paper wrappers and tie them with twine to make 24 little pouches filled with goodies, or confetti if you don’t mind the mess. Tape them on a poster board or wall in a christmas tree shape and bam! A super simple way to whip up an advent calendar before Sunday.
- 24 mandarin orange tissue paper wrappers (or just cut tissue paper squares)
- Card stock cut or punched into circles
- A marker or nice pen
- Double sided tape
- Painters tape (optional, see step 4)
- Foam core or poster board (optional, see step 4)
- Treats to fill each day with
1 Write the numbers 1-24 in your neatest writing on each circle cut from card stock. Attach a small piece of double sided tape on the back.
2 Put your treat in the centre of the tissue paper, gather the ends and tie using a single knot with twine, as if you were making one of these guys. You don’t need it too tight as you want the person to be able tug on the string to open the pouch.
3 Remove the double sided tape backing and stick your number onto the centre of the pouch, where there is a slight opening. You’ll want to make sure the number lines up so that the ends of the twine are hanging down.
4 You can either attach this using double sided tape to a poster board to then place anywhere in your home, or use painters tape and attach it right on your wall. Place a piece of tape onto the top of the ball (the kleenex ghost’s head) and press into place, starting with 1 at the top and working your way down into a christmas tree shape.
Voila! A fun, easy and quick advent calendar, made from something that would normally go straight into the recycling.
I hope you enjoy oranges.
In case you missed them, I’ve been making an advent calendar every Wednesday (a day late this week) for the month of November. Here’s another look before December creeps in!
Message in an Ornament / Paper Roll Tree / Build a Tree
I’ve had SO much fun thinking up and creating these advent calendars. I’m kinda sad to see this series come to an end. But don’t worry, I already have plans and ideas for next November!
So let me ask for the last time