Advent Treats Bowl (My Mind’s Eye)

Hi Everyone – A quick post today to show you a project I created for the 100 Days of Christmas Wonderful at Design Dazzle. It incorporates a couple of ideas I have used several times before – just a new little twist, and I have detailed tutorials showing how to create both the bowl and treat favors.
Advent Bowl

This Advent Bowl is created using a simple Paper Machie technique – and you can see a full tutorial here if you want to make your own. You can of course use any bowl to hold these paper containers, and they are absolutely one of my favorite things to make. I have made 24 and the kids will open one each day and see what treat or activity is inside.

Once you know this technique, you can use them for party favors or just as unique packing for little gifts. You can  make them any size and below you can see my full tutorial showing how to create them. All of the papers and embellishments I have used for this project are from the gorgeous “All is Bright” Collection from MME. This festive collection is fun, bright and modern with a big twist of vintage!

After I created the containers, I just used matching tape, brads and buttons to decorate – but you can use anything you would like. Lets the kids go crazy with glitter, stickers – whatever you have on hand. You can use ANY paper to crate these – and if you have been storing your kids artwork all year – cut it up and make a bowl full of treats for the Grandparents – fill each container with a chocolate and I guarantee Grandma will thrilled!

Sour Cream Container Tutorial

  1. Cut paper into 3” x 4” rectangles (7.5cm x 10cm)
    You can get 12 of these from one sheet of scrapbook paper
  2. Place very strong double sided adhesive tape along the two long and one short sides. I used JEJE Extra Sticky Tape
  3. Remove the backing from the tape
  4. Form a cylinder, joining the 2 shorter sides together with the adhesive. Press adhesive very firmly
  5. Pinch one end of the cylinder together.Press adhesive firmly and fill with little treats. Use a paper crimper or scoring tool to really seal edges
  6. Pinch other end of cylinder together at right angles to form this shape – repeat the crimping process

Post a comment with any questions
Lowri 🙂
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  • Reply Beth November 23, 2012 at 5:58 AM

    So cute Lowri! What kind of things did you put in them?

    • Reply Lowri November 23, 2012 at 6:04 AM

      Hi Beth – I actually changed my mind (I wrote the post before I dropped the pictures in!) because I made the containers quite small – each one has a number sticker 1 through 24 inside. I am taking them to the Arttfull Crafts Christmas Party to do a prize draw! We will have 24 prizes and everyone there will get to pick one, open it and they get that numbered prize – which they can then keep or swap with someone who has already drawn! It's chaos but fun!

  • Reply sisipi November 23, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    what a fabulous idea. koved it.


  • Reply Sue Boyer November 23, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    These are so cute. Love the idea. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  • Reply Lynn November 24, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    oh my gosh, this is the cutest thing ever! I have been looking for a good advent calendar and I think this may be "the one"!! I am definitely bookmarking this for later 🙂

  • Reply M. T. November 24, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Reply curlyqmosaics November 25, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Absolutely gorgeous advent project! Beautiful execution and gorgeous colors!!!

  • Reply Lisa P November 25, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Thanks for the tutorial. Super cute.

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