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DIY Advent Calendar Tutorial - Paper Cup Advent

Posted on November 11 2015

I do love Advent, the excitement and anticipation before Christmas makes it for me the best time of year. This year I thought it would be fun to make each of my three children an Advent Calendar the first being this cute and terribly easy paper cup calendar.

DIY Advent Calendar Tutorial with paper Cups

You will need:

  • 24 Paper Cups
  • Bakers Twine
  • Tissue Paper
  • Number Stckers
  • Elastic Bands or Elastic Thread
  • Small toys or sweets to put inside (I chose Lego Figures)
  • A large Needle and pair of scissors
Easy Advent Calendar Tutorial Paper Cup CalendarThis Paper Cup Advent Calendar is so easy to make!
  • Cut out 24 circles of tissue paper approx 2 inches diameter larger than your cups. You can stack the tissue paper and cut it all together to save time, this really need not be too neat.
  • Thread your twine onto a large eyed needle and thread through each cup by carefully piecing a hole in each side of the cup just above the base. 
  • Once you have a string of cups pop in your toys/treats and then cover the top of the cup with a piece of tissue paper secured with elastic (I use elastic thread to do this as it is white but elastic bands will work equally well).
  • Stick on numbers from 1 - 24 (or write them on) randomly. I did this once I had my calendar in place to ensure that the numbers were all on the cups the right way around.
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