Create Quick and Easy Advent Calendar Gifts

by Roni Johnson

Create Quick and Easy Advent Calendar Gifts

It’s never too early to start preparing for the holidays to help avoid the rush. Today I have a fun and easy upcycled project for the little ones in your life – a Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar. Now I just have to save up 20 more toilet paper rolls!

Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour


Step 1

Buy or collect 25 paper rolls for the 25 days of the advent calendar.

Step 2

Bend the ends of each roll towards the center to make a “pillow box”.

Step 3

Spritz the rolls with Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves and Wedding Dress irRESISTible Texture Spray. Let dry before moving on to another color.

Step 4

Dye rayon seam binding with All-Purpose Ink in Spring Green and Red Delicious.

Step 5

Stamp white cardstock with a variety of Christmas-theme images using VersaMagic inks. Die-cut circles from the stamped cardstock. Stamp a large number stamp in the center of each circle using VersaFine Clair ink.

Step 6

Sprinkle the circles with clear embossing powder, shake off excess and set with a heat tool. Die-cut scallop circles from Rinea Foiled Papers.

Step 7

Fill and assemble each pillow box with a treat; affix the ribbon around the box using Tear It! Tape and top it off with the number.


  • Paper Rolls
  • Rinea Foiled Paper – Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper, Emerald/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper; Emerald/Emerald Starstruck Foiled Paper
  • Rayon Seam Binding
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry Peg Stamps – Gingerbread Man, Gift, Candy Cane, Stocking, Holly Club Scrap – Number Stamps
  • Cardstock

Wedding Inspiration: Favors & Forevers


Glitzy Favors by Maureen Cronin

Can you picture one of these favors topping a place setting or perhaps lined up together on a tray next to the door so your guests will see them as they leave? Favors are one of those things that are made even more exciting by the wrapping! I love creating fun packaging for gifts and cards. This idea is designed for wedding favors but can be easily altered to use for other occasions.

AIR 2015_LL_May_Wedding_Main wm  A Day to Remember by Linda Lucas

2015_MAY_RZ_WEDDING_MAIN2  Mixed Media Bridal Card by Renee Zarate

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