Craft: How to Make an Advent Village
Make the run-up to Christmas extra special with this unique Advent village
13 sheets of A4 white card 90gsm
Metallic paper in gold, copper and bronze
Square and circle stickers in black and/or gold
Double-sided sticky tape
Sweets or small gifts to place inside the houses
Mini fir trees, glitter, fake snow and other winter-scene decorations of your choice
for a neat, crisp edge. Again, the back of a spoon can be very effective here.
Using the template as a guide, cut a variety of metallic papers to size to decorate the sides of your houses. For the square (40x40mm) and rectangular (40x80mm) sides you can measure them directly onto the metallic papers. Cut out with scissors and stick onto your houses using a spray adhesive. If the shape covers more than one side, score the fold line on the metallic paper before sticking down. Smooth these into position and allow to dry.
Finally stick the all important Advent number onto the face of the box.