24 Gift Houses - Advent Craft Inspiration


Advent is traditionally celebrated each day with the opening of an Advent calendar to reveal a Christmas scene.

Why not create your own Advent gift boxes for this year’s run up to Christmas using our paper mache Advent house shaped box set.

You can decorate them using decopatch papers, glitter, paint, stickers and so much more!

Arrange them as a seasonal village or present them individually each day, they make perfect decorations and can be colour matched to your Christmas theme.

You can even personalise them with photographs or names!

The paper mache house boxes are a good size for small gifts, treats or sweets and can be re-used year after year.

We used decopatch paper as a wrapping for the bottom of the box and then painted the roof using acrylic paint. When dry we added a glittered snowflake embellishment and cut some cardboard triangles to highlight the roof shape, which were stuck on using double sided tape. Finally a red satin ribbon bow was added and the important Advent number, one down 23 left to go!

This craft can be adapted for any level of crafter, even enjoyed by kids with a little help from an adult.

You can find hints, tips and inspiration here:

  1. Paper Mache Craft Ideas
  2. Christmas Inspiration
  3. How To, Hints and Tips For Crafts
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