Altoids Advent calendar

I made this cool 3-D Advent calendar out of a bunch of old Altoids tins that I spray painted and glued to a piece of MDF that was cut in a tree shape. Perfect for helping kids count the days until Santa arrives! Plus, it's a great way to use those tins that none of us can bear to throw away.


For the full instructions on how to make this, visit my blog.


The concept and images for this project are under my copyright. You may make the project for your own personal use but may not reproduce it to sell online or at craft fairs. If you wish to feature this project on your blog, please contact me for permission. Thanks!

Joey Ramone, Laura and 11 more people faved this
  • laura campanelli 7y

    this is fantastic
  • Kim Kruse PRO 7y

    Hey, thanks! I was pretty pleased with it. In fact, I placed all of my wrapped presents under it last night. I decided it was much easier to use this tree than to deal with my regular tree.
  • laura campanelli 7y

    what is mdf is it foam core.. i have to try this
  • Kim Kruse PRO 7y

    Sorry -- MDF stands for "medium density fiberboard." Other folks just call it particle board.

    You could use foam core if you plan to hang it on the wall. I used lumber because I wanted it to be freestanding.
  • MyLovenArt PRO 6y

    What a lot of lovely, clever, artistic, things you have made. I'm in awe!
  • Mary Anne Enriquez 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fan>TAB>ulous Aluminum & Tin Can ART, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    I Love this idea!!!!!
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