Paper Star Advent Calendar

Tired of browsing for advent calendar gifts? Why not go for a cheap version this year – the paper star advent calendar is practically free, you only need some imagination as to what to write inside each star…

1. Cut a strip of paper 1 x 30 cm / 0.4 x 11.8 in. I use a paper cutter to get the strip nice and straight, but a pair of scissors will do too. Write something beautiful for the one opening the star.

Fold 1.5 inches of the end away from yourself with a small angle towards the left or right. Then fold it over the strip towards yourself. Then tuck the little end inside the ‘knot’. You should now have something that looks like a skewed tie knot.Paper Star Advent Calendar

2.-3. Now comes the easy part: Bend the rest of the strip over from side to side. The leftover-tip you tuck under the previous strip.Paper Star Advent Calendar

Paper Star Advent Calendar

4. You now have a pentagon and you can clearly see where the stars’ points will come.

Paper Star Advent Calendar

5. This photo shows how you can use a credit card to make the points appear. If you want more close-up photos of steps 1-5, check my previous post: DIY Newspaper Stars.

Paper Star Advent Calendar

Paper Star Advent Calendar

Paper Star Advent Calendar

I’ve used a needle and some thread to hang the stars up on the wall. This way it looks good and every day one only has to pull off a star and open it. I made an advent calendar like this for my wife a couple of years ago and then I chose to write compliments and destinations in the house where she could find presents (this way I didn’t have to have all presents ready on the 1st of December, only a list of what I had written inside the stars ;-)).

Paper Star Advent Calendar

Paper Star Advent Calendar

Paper Star Advent Calendar

Paper Star Advent Calendar

Paper Star Advent Calendar

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