The best gift of the year is homemade: the d-c-fix® Advent calendar

14. November, 2018 / Blogpost from Simone -

Just like the Christmas tree on Christmas Day, the run-up to Christmas wouldn’t be the same without Advent calendars. They add to the charm of the pre-Christmas period and help the days go by faster as we count down to December 24. It is particularly enjoyable if the doors of the Advent calendar are homemade. Using d-c-fix® design films, a wide variety of ideas can be brought to life in a smart and easy way to create that extra bit of Christmas magic. Today we present four DIY Advent calendars that – almost incidentally – decorate your home in a festive style:

Magnificent golden tree

Magnificent golden tree

The d-c-fix® metallic films give this tree a good dash of glamor. To make it, simply laminate a wooden board with d-c-fix® Gold matt and place a stylized triangular tree made of the Uni Matt Hunter Green film in the center. Because the tree decorations are exciting enough by themselves, simple elegance is called for here. Using the Glossy Gold film, you can then craft the boxes and attach an opening device to them in a matching shade of green. It is best to organize all of the boxes first before sticking them on the tree. Last but not least, use a template to cut out golden numbers and a magnificent star and stick them on – now the luxurious DIY tree is finished.

Last-minute garland

Last-minute garland

Simple but striking – all of the materials for this calendar can be found in the home already. This attractive upcycling idea can be implemented with d-c-fix® film and old tin cans. The empty cans are simply cleaned and repurposed as “doors” using suitable films. Straight cans are particularly easy to laminate with simple rectangles. Then all you need to do is make two holes on the side and attach a pretty ribbon to hang it up, for example on a branch. This calendar is particularly attractive if the different films are color-coded with other decorations and furnishings. In this case, we decided on d-c-fix® Petersen Red, Uni Matt Vermilion, and Uni Matt White. The numbers can then be written either directly on the can, on the gift peeking out, or on the gift tag.

Modern marble tree

Modern marble tree

How about something stylish? This black-and-white tree adds a trendy note in December. The Christmas tree is made of a chipboard just under 2 meters tall that has been sawed into a triangle shape at the DIY store. We laminated this with d-c-fix® Marmi White and then stuck on six strips of blackboard film measuring around 12 cm. The numbers can be written on this directly with a chalk. The gifts are placed in 24 paper cups, which are a real eye-catcher thanks to the Monza film. To keep the gifts hidden from curious eyes, fine tissue paper is glued to the edge of the cups and closed with a ribbon. The cups are then stuck on the strips of blackboard film. In order to make the tree as symmetrical as possible overall, it’s best to start from the middle and work outwards. To finish off, we placed a black star made of blackboard film on the top.

House of gifts

House of gifts

For this calendar, we made a variety of little parcels out of leftover wrapping paper. The basis is a simple film house. This is created by sticking the d-c-fix® film Uni Matt Black onto a board in a house shape made up of a triangle and a rectangle. The many parcels then look like little windows that are just waiting to be opened. A couple of festive decorations like stars make this idea even more Christmassy.

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