Dies ist die englische Fassung eines älteren Eintrages. Hier geht es zur Originalversion “Adventskalender Weihnachtsstadt“.
Welcome foreign friends! My stats told my about your visits, so I figured you might like this post in english. Enjoy!
You will need:
- at least 24 toilet paper rolls, or something similar
- blue construction paper
- board (from a package)
- miscellaneous gift wrapping paper, adhesive foil, metallized paper
- aluminum foil
- glitter in blue, silver, white, iridescent
- 24 toothpicks
- 24 star stickers
- hot glue gun and many (!) glue sticks
- scissors, cutter, glue, pencil
- cotton, snowflakes chain, tinsel and mini-christmas tree balls
And here we go:
You need to strech or crop some of the toilet rolls to achive the look of the city. I used a paper towel’s roll for the highest tower. Mark the rolls where you want to cut it and use a sharp cutter knife. Paste the different wrapping papers around the rolls. Keep an eye on the patterns, regarding the later arrangement of the rolls.
Write the numbers from 1 to 24 on the star stickers. Cut 24 circles from construction paper, losing about 1/4 of each. This is the basic part for the roof, the bigger the missing “piece of cake”, the higher your roof-cone. Keep in mind that you need to enlarge your circle to get a higher roof. To give you a reference point: for 3/4-circles use a diameter of about 9.5 cm, semicircles for peaky roofs need 13.5 cm.
Use the glue gun to turn your circles into cones and a paper clip for temporary fixation. Have a small (!) hole at the top to get the toothpick in.
You need 48 small circles for the numberplates. Glue a toothpick between two circles (using your glue gun) and decorate with a numbered star.
To achive a steady hold for the roofs, we’ll use a 1.5 cm wide paper strip for support. I made it into a ring, fixed it with my stapler and glued it in.
Put your number-on-a-stick trough the small hole in the peak of the cone, turn the cone around and fill it with hot glue (don’t burn your fingers). You can leave the roof upside down on one of the towers to cool completely. Repeat 24 times
Apply crafting clue on the top of the roofs and glitter them with different colors, one per roof.
Cut 2 equal rectangles with rounded corners out of the paper board and glue them on top of each other. Use a third rectangle if not solid enough. Cover your board with aluminium foil.
If you have a cake board at home, you can use this instead an skip this step.
Built the city
Arrange the towers on the base, the big ones in the back an d the small ones in front of them. Shuffle around until you’re satisfied with the outcome. Put your towers back on the table, kepping your chosen order.
And now it’s glue gun time again!
Put the glue on the bottom of the tower and place it on the base board.
I started in the back with the higher towers and worked my way to the smaller ones in the front.
Begin in the middle of each row, so you can play with the space towards the edges.
If you’ve put up all the towers, you’re almost done!
You need snow for a real christmas city. Spread the cotton between the towers, fixing it with your hot glue.
Lose the hanger of the tree balls and glue them upside down around the edge of the city. I decorated the towers with single snowflakes from the snowflake chain.
And in the end, use the tinsel to make things bright.
Congratulations, you did it
Don’t hesitate to write me with questions and maybe you send me a picture of your very own Christmas City creation