a puzzle advent is my fave

November 13, 2012

YAMF Holiday Handmade is sponsored by Kollabora, the community for makers.
Advent day two! This one is inexpensive and can be created with any image of your choice.
puzzle advent from you are my fave
To make your own you’ll need:
– 25 paper boxes (hello Hobby Lobby)
– an image sized to 17 x 17 inches (or the size of your boxes formed into a 5 x 5 square)
– paper cutter or scissors
– glue stick
– masking tape

Step One: Adjust your image to the size of your boxes formed into a 5×5 square. This mountain image is 17×17 inches and can be downloaded here. Have it printed as an engineering print at your local copy store. That will set you back a whopping $1.80.

Step Two: Lay out the print face down onto a flat surface then lay your box lids face down on top of it. Lightly trace the outline of each box then cut out each square. Number each box and coordinating piece of the paper if puzzles aren’t your strong suit.

Step Three: Glue stick it up and add the paper squares to the box tops.
puzzle advent from you are my fave
Step Four: Tack it to the wall with masking tape or something stronger. Your call depending on the clumsiness of your child or self.

Step Five: Add some treats because empty boxes would just be sad.
puzzle advent from you are my fave
Yes, the countdown to Christmas is on.

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