Posted on Thursday, September 20 2012 at 12am
We're counting down to Christmas in true papercrafting style this year! Lara Watson's adorable 3D advent calendar has been cunningly created from decorated matchboxes, each hiding a different advent delight inside them. Check out Papercraft inspirations issue 105 for how to make the complete calendar, or click the link below to taking a little peek inside some of the boxes…
Lara explains that using matchboxes is a great method for making a calendar,
"The beauty of sliding boxes is that you can wrap twine, ribbon or embroidery floss all the way around, which is a nifty way to hold buttons in place. Mix and match in size for a varied look.
Don't be scared to use embellishments that are slightly bigger than your boxes. Overlap with ready-made felt shapes covered in buttons and stitches for lots of layered texture."
Click on the following links to see what's inside some of the calendar boxes!
✿ Box 13
✿ Box 17
✿ Box 20
✿ Box 23