Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Advent Christmas Tree ~ with Cyndy

For this post I decided to tackle the JGW Tree Stack Box.  I have seen several in green and a beautiful white one in our Winter Blog Hop this past weekend.  I wondered how it would look if I used several different patterned papers for the drawers.

3d paper Christmas tree with drawers to count down to Christmas

I am very pleased with the result.  I used 15 sheets of paper for this.  I know this sounds like a lot but it didn't feel like it.  I used 6 patterned papers (one set of four drawers will fit on one 12x12 sheet), 4 sheets of red and 5 sheets of brown.  I even made use of the half tree wedges (these are so you can use a 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper).  If you put a whole tree wedge in the center of a 12x12 page you can fit two half's upside down on either side.  This enabled me to cut the six wedges with only 3 sheets of paper!

Close up of drawers on Christmas tree advent calendar

I used little buttons instead of eyelets.  I also decided that I would put little red bows in the drawers.  When the tree is finished being decorated it is Christmas Eve!

I know this tree looks like a very daunting task to put together but it is a simple project.  The hardest thing about this project is that there are 24 little boxes and 24 little slots for the boxes to slide in.  So it takes time to put these 48 pieces together.  The result is well worth it.  It looks very complicated and you will get a lot of oohs and aahs over this one.  So far this is one of my favorite projects.

Close up of Advent tree showing "25" as the tree topper

December 1st is right around the corner but there is still time to get an advent calendar finished!

I think this would look great in any color combination.  I would love to see your version of the tree or any other project you have made with our files on our facebook page!  Thank you for stopping by to see my project.

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy :)


  1. This tree would go perfectly in my kitchen at Christmas time! I decorate it with gingerbread everything, even the curtains get changed out :) This is so beautiful! I love the papers you used, the bows and those tiny buttons too.

  2. What a work of art. It's gorgeous. Those tiny bows. SWOON. LOVE IT ♥

  3. I love your color chose on the advent tree looks like chocolate and who doesn't love chocolate. great job and so pretty

  4. I know I love chocolate! Thank you! :)