Update: I am currently in the process of updating this project to be even better (the squares are sized so as to fit a Lindt ball inside). It will be available for purchase, including an SVG file, shortly.
I’ve been a little quiet on the blog front this week as I’ve been spending quite some time putting together this tutorial and printable template. It’s by far and away the most advantageous template I’ve created so far! It allows you to customise, print and create your own advent calendar!
Structurally it’s just as strong as most store-bought calendars, but it allows you to customise it to your heart’s content and to fill it with whatever little presents you desire. I cobbled the image on the front of mine together using some vector art (the image is not part of the template).
All you need to create this project are:
- A set of my templates
- 3 sheets of 220 gsm (or as close as possible) card stock of your choice
- Double sided tape or a strong quick drying adhesive glue
- A cutting mat
- A ruler
- An x-acto knife or scalpel
- Some time and patience!
You can edit the PDF files by importing them into your choice of software (Photoshop, Illustrator etc), or you can print them out and decorate them by hand. They’d look fabulous decorated in watercolours, pencil, acrylic, decoupage scrapbooking… the sky and your imagination are the only limits!
It’s as simple as printing out the templates on A3 card stock (I used 220gsm card I purchased from the stationery department of Manor) or having your local copy store do it for you. Follow the tutorial below to end up with a completely personalised advent calendar for yourself or for a loved one.