Friday, November 10, 2017

Advent Wreath With Tiny Milk Cartons

I wanted to make an advent calendar for my granddaughter this year. After I made the little milk carton for Halloween, I decided to see if I could make an even smaller version and this is what I came up with! They are tiny little milk cartons that measure 1 inch wide by 2 inches high. My granddaughter loves things in miniature, so I think this will be a hit! I am putting small candies and trinkets inside. They will also hold coins, folded up notes with activities to do, etc.

Here they are all finished and lined up. I printed out the numbers on my computer, then punched them out. I layered them with a slightly larger scalloped circle and then another circle, coordinating the circles with the colors of the papers. The papers I used are from Stampin' Up (2013). It's a good way to use up your scraps.

Directions for Mini-Milk Cartons:
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper to 3 x 4-1/4 inches
  • On long side, score at 1,2,3, and 4 inches
  • On short side, score at 1,2 and 2-3/4 inches
  • Cut away small squares on top and bottom, right side
  • Cut up vertical score lines on bottom up to first horizontal score line
  • Fold on all score lines
  • Apply adhesive tape to the tab and fold box together
  • Fold up bottom tabs and adhere
  • Pinch top closed
  • Insert goodie or note and close with mini clothespin
  • Clip to a wreath or small tree or just put in a basket
After you make a few cartons they go faster and really don't take that long to make. Besides it's fun! Instead of putting them on a little tree, I decided to use a wreath that I can hang on her door! 


  1. What a magnificent wreath idea! I have never seen anything like this and I absolutely love it so much that I am gonna try making it! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    1. Thank you! It really is a fun project! Let me know how yours turns out.