I was given a box of 1,000 craft sticks, and I had no idea what to do with them. I wasn’t about to start building 1980s Popsicle stick jewelry boxes. I eventually came up with some Christmas ideas. This is my first craft stick project. Click here for my giant craft-stick snowflakes. (This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a small commission. You can read my full disclosure here.)
This advent calendar tree is easy but time consuming. I suggest you enlist some helpers to fold the “origami” boxes and tie ribbons and string. Technically, the boxes aren’t origami because they involve a few cuts, but they are assembled without tape or glue. Each box holds a piece of chocolate, candy, or tiny toy. The beauty is, you don’t have to remove the ribbon to open each box, so the calendar is reusable.