Finally got the advent calendar up…this morning!
Each cup has a peanut butter cup (Quinn picked it). The little scrap of fabric will move along as a marker. This isn’t the permanent home for the advent calendar. The permanent home is getting built (more on that later). So the reindeer need bigger noses, but I am all advent calendar-ed out. Maybe I will go back and fix up the noses later. This project took way longer than I imagined. Y’all ever have projects like that?
**Edited to include tutorial**
After how many inquiries into how I made this reindeer advent calendar, I finally went back and checked out the post. I was shocked to find I never included a tutorial. My apologies.
- Scissors, glue, hole punch, permanent marker
- Sticky eyes
- String (yarn, rope, twine, raffia, wire, etc.) for handles & to hang cups on.
- Paper cups
- Clothes pins
- Numbers. I made one circle with a number on the computer and copied and pasted it 25 times and then changed the numbers to be 1-25
- Brown paper
- Foam paper in brown and red.
- Cut down the seam of the paper cup and cut off the bottom. Flatten the side of the cup to create a pattern. Trace and cut out 25 cup wrappers.
- Glue wrappers around cup.
- Cut 25 pieces of string and punch holes in side of cup. Attach string to cup by putting string through the hole and tying a knot.
- Create or google a reindeer antler stencil. I free-handed mine. Trace antler on to brown foam and cut out 50 antlers. Glue antlers on to back of cup.
- Attach eyes.
- Cut our 25 noses from your red foam. You could always substitute with puff balls, but I didn’t have any on hand.
- Cut out your numbers and attach them to your clothespin. I used sticky dots, but good old fashioned glue works fine too.
- Hang string. Attach cups to string in numerical order using clothes pin.
- Fill with candy and enjoy!
Hopefully this clears up any confusion. Best of luck!