Altoid Tin Advent Calendar

I have a crafty side that I typically don’t share…I get inspired every few months either from friends or pinterest or the Internet. And I’m usually just copying someone else’s ideas.

But this one I had to share once it was done. I started with an idea but then the result is my own. I also didn’t take many step by step pictures, but it’s pretty simple to figure out and I will try to provide details.

First, you need 24 altoid tins. I saved for almost a year, and was happy to find the 10 pack at Costco.

Next, cut out a template from cardboard by tracing your lid. Then decide if you want to cover with fabric or cardstock. I chose fabric to match my Christmas banner but some fabrics are pretty sheer.

I used modge podge to glue the fabric to the tin. I chose yellow for my star and brown for the base and multicolors for the tree.


Once I laid it out I printed numbers off and used a 1.25 and 1.75 circle punches to make multilayered numbers. I glued them on with modge podge and covered the top too.

My husband cut out a 15in by 28in piece of quarter inch plywood and I spray painted it and then glued them on with my hot glue gun.

In hindsight I would’ve made it 18 in wide.

I plan on putting in coins, notes or small candies and chocolates. I’m super happy to have this handmade calendar that will last for years!


One thought on “Altoid Tin Advent Calendar

  1. KATHY GERTLER December 1, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    Really cute Melissa! Love it!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s