Make this paper advent calendar on your Cricut by reusing empty toilet paper rolls! Such an easy and fun project you can make at home.
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MATERIALS FOR THE CRICUT RECYCLED ADVENT CALENDAR
- Light Grip Cutting Mat (the 12″x 12″ size)
- Construction Paper
- Toilet Paper rolls (or Paper towel rolls)
- Glue stick
- Hot glue gun
- My free SVG cut files (you will need access to my free resource library below)
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HOW TO MAKE THE RECYCLED CRICUT ADVENT CALENDAR
If you’d rather watch a video on how to make it step by step, take a look at this video here (highly recommended!):
STEP 1: GET THE FREE SVG FILE
Get the free template cut file from the Free Resource Library.
STEP 2: PREP FILE
Upload the file into Cricut Design Space.
No resizing is required for this project. HOWEVER. Please take a moment to measure the diameter of the toilet paper rolls you are using. I’ve only tested what is available to me in Canada but I’m not sure what is being used in other countries and if the rolls are the same. (It should be 4.2cm in diameter.)
There are many layers in this file. They are sorted like this: Numbers group, Circle group x2, Background layer x2. Each circle group needs to go with one background layer.
Weld the group of numbers.
Weld each group of circles. This will create 1 layer instead of a grouping.
Set one group of circles to “Perf” and one group of circles to “draw” in the linetype.
You will need a Cricut Maker machine to use the perforation function.
Alternatively, you can try to leave the perf layer as cut and cut this out with less pressure so it doesn’t fully puncture the paper. It will not be as clean when you punch them out but it should work in a pinch.
Attach one group of circles to each of the background layers.
STEP 2: CUT IT OUT
Follow the prompts to cut it out. I used the heavy cardstock setting on my Cricut Maker with more pressure.
STEP 3: WEED YOUR DESIGN
This should be pretty easy to weed. Be careful when weeding out the numbers. I cut them out on metallic cardstock because I wanted more of a 3D effect but it will save you time if you use vinyl instead as you won’t need to glue anything and can use them as stickers.
STEP 4: ASSEMBLE
Take a piece of construction paper and cut it in half lengthwise.
Take your toilet paper roll and glue the construction paper to the roll.
Using the “draw” layer as a guide, use your hot glue gun to glue the rolls to the back.
Add the numbers to the top of the “perf” layer.
Fill your calendar with candy or other small goodies.
Glue the top layer to complete your advent calendar.
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