Gum Advent Calendar Tutorial

Who doesn’t love a cute Advent Calendar?

Well, today is the day you start your Advent Calendars if you are joining in with the countdown!  I know my kids will be counting down, with their own individual calendars this year!

I made a family advent calendar back in July using spools for A Christmas in July hop I was in…but, I wanted a simple advent calendar to give out to teachers and such 🙂

While at my local scrapbooking store the other day, I saw an advent calendar using gum as the ‘days.’

I had seen these before, but never got around to making one….well, I am not a read-the-directions or watch-a-tutorial kinda girl…. I am a Let’s-Figure-This-Out kinda girl.  I know it seems strange, especially since I make video tutorials for you all! 🙂

I guess it’s the ‘teacher’ in me….and it’s part of the thrill to figure it out.  So, here is what I came up with–and I fashioned it after the Hot Cocoa treat holder I made a few weeks ago, which I also did a video for 🙂

Also…since I had such a big response about my paper cutter the last time I used it on camera, I thought I would give one away!! Sound good?  I’ll have more details at the bottom!

Isn’t that fun AND cute?

Okay…about that GIVEAWAY!!

Who wants to win a paper cutter just like mine (Scoring blade included!)

It’s an awesome addition and the best little paper cutter I have found- and I’ve tried a lot!

But, guess what…I will also give away one of their famous NON-STICK Scissors–these things are AMAZING!! I can cut glue dots and they NEVER gum up!!

All you have to do is leave a comment below and stop by  Westcott on Facebook to say Hello and let them know I sent you!

If you want an extra entry then you can also post about this giveaway on your Facebook or blog- and let me know below!

126 thoughts on “Gum Advent Calendar Tutorial

  1. Thank you for the video! I love your project. I really love that cutter, the base is so much wider than mine. It looks like it would be more accurate with a wider base and not hanging off the side! Your tempting me with that snowflake punch! LOL

  2. This is a cute little advent calendar! The snowflake punch is one of my favorites. I find myself reaching for it a lot. 🙂

  3. Love that idea!!!! Would be so awesome to make for all the grands, that way they don’t have to take turns!!!
    Love the giveaway…..’liked’ them on facebook…

    Crystal R.

  4. Adorable advent calendar–what a cute idea!!! Love your videos, and stamps!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Love the tutorial and would love to have the paper trimmer. I have had an awful time finding one that is accurate! Thanks for the daily emails and ideas:)

  6. What a neat idea for an inexpensive and nutritionally acceptable gift for your child’s classmates! And scissors that don’t gum up??? Be still my heart! I’m putting this on the Mountain Mamas Retreats Facebook page. I’ve already been over to Westcott’s.

  7. Love the advent calender..what a wonderful idea. New cutter with scoring blade and scissors that don’t gum up..that’s what I need for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. I might try to make these for my daughter’s classmates — cute, different and would probably be a nutritionally acceptable treat. In addition to the Mountain Mamas Retreats Facebook page, I will post it on our Pinterest.

  9. Sarah, Such a sweet project. This would be great in a goodie box for college kids. And it would be so easy to mass produce. Thanks for sharing. Dana @ papermemories4u@

  10. The ideas you come up with is amazing and I appreciate you sharing them. I would love to be included in the drawing for the paper cutter and the amazing scissors.

    Unfortunately, I do not use facebook and its sounds like if I am unable to go to face book and comment on the Westcott page I am not qualified to enter the drawing.

    I know that I am not the only person who is unable to use facebook. I have friends who craft that also chose not to have a facebook login.

  11. I am in desperate need of a new cutter… I have two, and they always seem to leave fibers behind, which is super irritating. What a cute Advent calendar idea!! (And healthy, too, since you can trick them into thinking sugar-free gum is exciting!)

    Thanks for the giveaway AND the cute project!!

  12. What an awesome advent calendar idea. I always do one for my daughters. We used to do a piece of chocolate but then I thought that I would skip the junk food. This is a great alternative and much healthier than chocolate. Thanks for the idea.


  13. Love it, thanks for sharing this so easy project and for the awesome give a way. I have just posted this on my facebook.

  14. I use the titanium trimmer from Westcott it rocks, so I’ve been looking
    for a small one! I want it Pink Santa! (oh, I mean Pink Stamper ) 😀

  15. I absolutely need a cutter that can score too! I love this gum advent calendar….might try it this year! Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. You are so awesome! I love everything PINK! The calendar idea is really cute! I think I might send one to my niece and nephew. They’re gum addicts. 😛

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  17. I would love to win the pink scissors and paper cutter. You are so generous with your giveaways. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  18. I really like your calander. My family we did a 25 ring so we can take one off for each day. And I just love the paper cutter and special it is in pink. I think mind is about to fall apart after all this cutting I have been doing for Christmas Card and I like the siccors. I have never heard of any that will not stick to glue. Thanks for sharing and thank you for give me and everybody a chance to win one of them from you Pink Cricut.
    Have a great day 🙂

  19. Thanks for the great idea. I have been looking for some cool things to do for the holidays. This looks perfect!


  20. Cute Cute Cute video…..started 11 years ago scrapbooking and haven’t done it for like 10 years…lol…getting back into it by doing cards…luv it

  21. wonderful idea – looking for a easy and inexpensive idea for teachers that my husband works with. Can’t wait to start making them this weekend 🙂 Shared on twitter as well

  22. I think you are amazing how you can see something you like, go home, figure it out and make it “your way”! Thank you so much for sharing and the great tutorials. I am definitely going to make this for my teachers where I volunteer. Oh to win this cutter – Christmas would come early!!!

  23. Love this so much I made two for my boys today, LOL. I had to modify the second (just the gum part) because my one son only likes fruity gum but for a quick project they turned out cute. Can’t wait to give them to them! Thanks.

    Debbie B.

    PS: Liked Westcott on Facebook 🙂

  24. I’d love to win some giveaways to help with the silent auction for the kids with cancer fundraiser I am having….Doesn’t seem like anyone wants to donate and I really doubt I will win anything…But, Hopefully God will see to some type of help…GOD Bless!!

  25. What a clever idea! Who wouldn’t love it!! I love this time of year! Thank you for the cute and easy project. And…the chance to win the fabulous goodies! Thank you!

  26. Luv your video. I like Westcott and liked there facebook page. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize.

    Joyce Carlson

  27. Love the advent calendar 🙂 that was one of my favorite things as a child! I posted about your giveaway on Facebook and am on my way to the Westcott page… I might just find something I can’t live without.

  28. Love it!! and wow I need to get me some of those scissors. You ideas are always so awesome. Thanks for the inspiration all year!

  29. What a fun idea! I don’t usually use a cutter, but I think that’s because I haven’t found one that I really like. Thanks for sharing!

  30. What a great idea using gum for the advent calendar, thanks for sharing this tip. Going to like Westcott on FB. I have still not found a paper cutter that I am in love with, so this one would be awesome.

  31. Great projects, so cute. Liked Wescott on fb, I have tried many cutters & not found one yet I really like, would love to try this one. TFS

  32. What a great idea! I love all the fun projects you do! And thanks for sharing and for the chance to win an awesome price! Have a wonderful week! lindagk

  33. Wow! Pink gorgeous scissors that are non-stick plus the added bonus of the cutter. What a great give-away. I just found pink christmas lights at my local target to put in my scrapbook room. Thanks for the chance to win. Peace and Happiness to you and your family.

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