DIY XMAS Bucket List Advent Calendar | Cricut

November 26, 2019

 It's time my yearly advent calendar is here! I like to use something each year that has defined my craft life that year, last year was the year of Iron on vinyl (Check out last year's calendar here!) but this year the tool that has really blown my mind is the perforation tool for my Cricut Maker. When it launched earlier in the year, my first thought was that I could finally make the advent calendars I dreamed of making! and here we are! 

 

I also wanted to do something a little different for advent this year, chocolates are lush and don't get me wrong we'll no doubt have a few chocolate calendars on the go too. but I wanted to do something more special this year, and make a calendar of things to do, moments we can make and do together. some little treats for the festive season. 

 

Lots of these won't cost us anything extra either, they just make magic out of things we could already be doing like making hot chocolate or having a board game night. 

 

So behind each door is something to do! What's great about this is you can customise these to add in your own traditions or special things you enjoy!

 You will need:

 

-Cricut Maker

-Perforation Tool

-Cricut Pens

-12x12 Glitter card in 6 colours 

-12x12 Silver Mirror card

-12x12 white cardstock

-Glue

 

 

Step one:

 

Open up my advent calendar file in Cricut Design space : https://design.cricut.com/#/design/186463888

 

You will find three layers, the first layer has all of the numbers. Then second the sheet is the one that will be perforated to create the doors then the final sheet which has the surprises on to go behind the doors. 

 

Here is what each door has behind it, feel free to edit them by double clicking on the one you want to edit in DS and typing in your own ideas:

 

1. Popcorn Movie Night

2. Make a donation basket

3. Make fancy Hot chocolates

4. Christmas Light tour ( print out my Christmas light bingo here too!)

5. Toast marshmallows

6.Watch Arthur Christmas (this is my absolute fave Christmas film, but switch in your fave instead!)

7. Visit a Christmas Tree Farm

8. Harry Potter Marathon

9. Cinema Trip

10 Bake Christmas Biscuits

11. Garden Centre trip

12. Make a den!

13. Let's go bowling!

14. Board game night

15. Make paper snowflakes

16. Go out for breakfast

17.Snowball with (with pom pom snowballs!)

18. Chocolate coin hunt

19. Baking Day

20. Pj and Pizza day

21. winter walk.

22. Let's do a puzzle

23. Go out for coffee

24. Party time!

 

Step two:

 

Once you are happy with your surprises head to make it. 

 

Have ready your card, pens and perforation blade ready to load into the machine when it tells you to. 

 

Load in the first sheet, and get started!

 Step two:

 

once all of your pieces are cut, drawn and perforated, start assembling your advent calendar. 

 

Take the plain glitter card you haven't cut into and lay that at the bottom, next stick the white cardstock complete w