Create thoughtful handmade gifts
If you are looking for a new outlet for your creative energy, or simply want to explore different ways to upcycle using metals, here’s an idea.
This Advent tree takes the pressure off making an Advent calendar year after year; once it’s made, it will become a family favorite, reappearing with different treats for years to come. Lay out 25 buckets with 2 1/2inch openings onto a board in a triangular tree shape, and cut the board to fit. Paint the board white, or your preferred color, and let dry. Start at the base, line up five buckets, and attach each one to the wood at the top of the bucket with a sheet metal screw and screw gun. Once the tree is complete, add numbers from 1 to 25 starting at the top with scrapbook number stickers. Fill the buckets with a variety of treats: candy, small toys, a note or poem, a tree decoration, whatever suits.
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