top of page

Advent Tree with Tiny Treat Boxes

First I want to apologize. I'm showing you something with some retired product. I've been making crafts for the upcoming craft fair for a few months now and have been trying to use up some retired products that have been floating around my craft room for a bit too long.

I found these Tiny Treat Boxes that I have had for a few years now and I intended to make some type of treat boxes for the craft fair. I had started with one box and put some Whimsy & Wonder DSP on it, but it just didn't work with my idea. So I set it aside. Then this week while surfing Pinterest I found this adorable Advent tree Julie Kettlewell had made in 2015. So now you know how long I've had these boxes!!!!

First I had to count how many boxes I had on and and wonder of wonders, I had 25! She had done it as a kit, and her directions said you needed 26 boxes. I'm not sure why. They came in packages of 25.

So yesterday morning I started putting together this cute Advent Tree. I love the Whimsy and Wonder paper that has silver foil on one side of all of the sheets and I love the designs. I'm typically a "traditional Christmas" color person, but I love this combination of colors.

Here's a little video for a 3D view.

If you don't have the tiny treat boxes, I found a source for you on Amazon: click here.

You will need:

  • 101 squares of DSP 1-7/8" x 1-7/8" in various patterns. (three sheets of DSP, I used 5 different patterns and cut from 6" x 12" strips)

  • 25 Kraft boxes

  • Playful Alphabet dies #152706. The numbers you will need are:

  • 13 ones

  • 9 twos

  • 3 threes

  • 3 fours

  • 3 fives

  • 2 sixes

  • 2 sevens

  • 2 eights

  • 2 nines

  • 2 zeros

  • 4 feet of ribbon cut in 2 for two bows

  • 3/4 sheet of silver foil #156457 (for numbers, the stars and a eight of the scallop circles)

  • 4 feet of ribbon cut in 2 for two bows (I used some non-SU satin ribbon that I had on hand)

  • Gingerbread Dies for the stars #156320

  • Layering Circles #151770, I used the largest circle for the base of the top box.

  • 1-1/4" circle punch (white circles) retired or you can use circles from the Layering Circles die set #151770, that measure the same.

  • 1-3/8" scallop circle punch (colored cardstock) retired

  • Sweet Cake dies (retired) for the star stand (I cut two and hid a "straight stick pin in the stem for support, with the head cut off)

  • BASE: Gift Box punch board for the box stand (3 x 3 x 1-1/2) box

  • I cut one out of white cardstock and 1 out of DSP

  • I layered them together for more support and glued them to the bottom of the tree

  • Two 6" circles for the base of the tree (2 for more support) I used my Scan N Cut and cut two circles that measured 6.06 inches.

  • Polished Pink cardstock for the front punched with the scallop punch or die measuring 1-3/8" cut 8

  • Mint Macaron cardstock cardstock for the front punched with the scallop punch or die measuring 1-3/8" cut 8

My layers are:

Row 1: boxes 1 - 7

Row 2: boxes 8 - 14

Row 3: boxes 15 - 19

Row 4: Boxes 20 - 24

Top: Box 25

It's a bit of an ambitious project but wouldn't your children or grandchildren have fun finding all the treats and surprises waiting for them every day during Advent!

This one will be available at the St. Luke Boutique craft fair this November. I have 3 grandsons and not sure they would like the pink. LOL.

This was really a labor of love. And I love how it turned out!

I'd love to hear your comments on this project!

Thank you for sharing your day with me!

Images: Stampin' Up!®


Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
bottom of page