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25 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar Printable Boxes – Free Templates

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DIY printable advent calendar boxes

Every year I tell myself I will make an advent calendar, so this year I decided to craft advent calendar boxes that are perfect to hold some toys and candy. These DIY printable advent calendar boxes are easy enough to print off and cut with scissors, or you can follow my tutorial for making the advent boxes with your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2 using Print Then Cut.

Make your own DIY advent calendar boxes to open on each day of December. Download the free printable Christmas advent calendar boxes

If you are new to Print Then Cut or confused as to what it is, take a look at my entire tutorial on understanding Print Then Cut versus a layered SVG file.

Check out more of my Christmas crafts here and my popular last-minute gift ideas with Cricut!

Printable advent calendar boxes

Supplies for DIY Advent Calendar Boxes

Printable Advent Calendar Boxes Video Tutorial

Watch my full video tutorial for these DIY advent printable boxes or keep reading for an overview picture tutorial.

Make your own DIY advent calendar boxes to open on each day of December. Download the free printable Christmas advent calendar boxes

Download the Free Advent Calendar Boxes

Download these free printable advent calendar templates by signing up via the form below. Once you set your password via the email sent to you, enter the vault, and search at the top with the keyword advent or design #400.

If you are already a member, log in right here and find it by searching advent or design #400. Need help entering the vaultRead this helpful post here. 

Printable Advent Calendar Box Instructions

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Start by printing out the boxes. The PNG image format can be printed to your preferred size by using your printer dialog box and setting it to scale. I recommend choosing Letter size and “fit to page” in your printer settings.

Using scorelines for boxes in design space

When using Cricut for Print Then Cut, I scale mine to 9.25 H x 6.5 W in Design Space. Be sure to import the SVG with the scorelines. You will need to change the Operation-type to Score and then use your Attach tool so that Cricut knows precisely where to score.

Print then cut boxes

For my advent calendar boxes, I set my material to medium cardstock. Cricut will ask you to load your scoring wheel (for Cricut Makers) or a scoring stylus if you own a Cricut Explore 2 machine.

Once the scoring is complete, you will need to remove the scoring tool (but do not unload the mat) and replace it with the fine-point blade to complete the cut.

Printable boxes. Folding with score lines from Cricut.

Remove your DIY advent box template from the mat by peeling the mat away from the material to help eliminate the paper from curling. Fold your advent boxes along the scorelines. If you are cutting by hand with scissors, then a scoring board can be a helpful tool.

Advent calendar boxes

With permanent scrapbooking tape, I add adhesive to the four edges.

DIY advent boxes

Fold up each side of the DIY advent boxes and secure them with double-sided tape.

Make your own DIY advent calendar boxes to open on each day of December. Download the free printable Christmas advent calendar boxes

Finally, add some shredded paper and top with candies or little toys! You can display your DIY advent calendar boxes stacked in a neat pyramid or even punch small holes and string them up as a banner!

If you store them carefully in a plastic container, you can use these for several years!

Make your own DIY advent calendar boxes to open on each day of December. Download the free printable Christmas advent calendar boxes

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