DIY Advent Calendar Book

Hey Guys, 

You have been asking me for years to do a project like this and I finally got it done.  I wanted to make sure I could bring it to you in a way that would be easy to make and I think I have.

All my measurements are below:


You will need 24 pieces that are 4x7 inch card stock for the boxes.

Scored on the 4 inch side at 1 and 3

Scored on the 7 inch side at 1, 3, 4 and 6

For box placement sheets, you will need two pieces of card stock cut to 8 x 10 1/2 inches.

Scored on the 8 inch side at 1/2, 2 1/2, 3, 5, 5 1/2 and 7 1/2

Scored on the 10 1/2 inch side and score at 1/2,  2 1/2, 3, 5, 5 1/2, 7 1/2, 8 and 10 inches


2 pieces of chipboard 8 1/4 x 10 3/4

Spine is 2 1/4 X 10 3/4

To cover your book card stock you need a piece that is 21 x 12 inches. Glue a 12 x 12 piece to a 12 x 10 1/2. Overlap the pieces 1 1/2 inches.

The inside cover piece for the spine is 4 x 10 3/4 inches

Box Top Decoration

Box tops base layer 1 3/4 x 1 3/4, scallop circles are 1 5/8 and the circles are 1 1/2

Supplies I used:

Mintay Winterland Paper

Alpha Bold Stamp Set

Black Cardstock


Bearly Art Glue

Art Glitter Glue

Tim Holtz Ruler


Bone Folder


Circle Die

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Fiskars Blocks


Pokey Tool



1 comment

Maryann Sullivan

Maryann Sullivan

I can’t believe you made this! I’m so happy. I saw a picture of this advent calendar book about 3 weeks ago and was searching for instructions, especially for the boxes. I’ve tried making a couple but none of which I liked. Thank you for this tutorial – the boxes are perfect! As always May May comes through with beautiful easy to follow instructions. Thank you I’ll be making one tomorrow!!

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