Cut the Bristol (poster
board) into two 6½” x 6½” pieces.
On one of the pieces apply four strips of Terrifically
Tacky Tape about ½”
from the edges.
Lay the matchboxes on the taped poster board in the
Cut the ribbon into two 2
ft. pieces and adhere them to the top of the other
poster board piece using Terrifically
the back poster board (the one with the ribbon) to the
piece (with the matchboxes) again
using the Tacky Tape.
Cut the Teeny Tiny Holly
paper into a 6½” x 6½” piece and tape it on the front of
the poster board/match
box panel using Mono
Adhesive tape or any double stick tape.
Cut ½” strips from the
Christmas Stripes paper so that the stripes go across
the ½” strips.
Adhere the strips to
the edge of the panel using
Mono Adhesive tape.
Align a corner of the
Wreathe paper in the lower right-hand corner of the
striped border and cut in a gentle
sloping shape. Tape this
hill shaped piece to the holly paper already taped down
to the panel.
banner pattern, cut out a piece from the leftover
Bristol (poster board).
Lay this cut out
over the 6½”x 3” piece of
red paper and cut around the banner so that a 1/8”
border of red paper shows.
the white banner onto the
red, write out “12 Days ‘til Xmas” on the white banner
using the Sharpie pen. Tape
both of the banners to the
(If you cannot find the Christmas
Miniatures package with the
gingerbread man buttons,
disregard these steps and simply glue a tiny shankless
Collection button to the
front of each matchbox.)
Pull out the drawers from
all of the matchboxes and punch out a small hole in the
middle of the drawer front
using the eyelet punch or an
Press the gingerbread man button (Dress
It Up Christmas miniatures)
into the hole made in each
matchbox drawer. String a piece of wire through each
button hole shank and
twist wire ends with needle
nose pliers cutting off ends, if necessary.
Adhere Jolee’s stickers to
the panel and glue leftover Christmas miniatures with
Mono Aqua glue, following
the project picture.
Line each matchbox drawer
with leftover Christmas Stripe paper (1-15/16” x 1-1/4”
Tie ribbon into a bow and
cut ends if necessary.
Hang the 12 Days ‘til Xmas
decoration on a doorknob and fill each box with candy,
coins, or even a
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