DIY Advent Calendar Tutorial - Paper Cup Advent

by Jo Williams October 01, 2018

Advent is one of my favourite times of year! The excitement and anticipation before Christmas is just so special. 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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    Jo Williams is the Creative Director of Pretty Little Party Shop. Jo has been the spearhead of creating new party trends for over six years. There is no-one better qualified to bring you the newest, coolest and most innovative ideas from the party and balloon world.


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