#ChristyChristmas: Time to… Get Crafty With Your Advent Calendar

#ChristyChristmas: Time to… Get Crafty With Your Advent Calendar

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As December approaches, thoughts turn to the final Christmas countdown. But rather than buying the same old chocolate advent calendar this year, why not get crafty and make your own? Or this could be a perfect pre-Christmas gift for your loved ones.

We’ve teamed up with Emily Quinton from Makelight to share with you a step by step guide on how to craft your way to Christmas day.

To make this handy homemade calendar, all you need is:

  • Candy striped sweetie bags
  • Doilies
  • Two different patterns of decorative washi tape
  • Small pegs
  • Treats for your calendar

Now you’ve sourced your festive supplies and put on a Christmas playlist, let’s get started!

Step 1

Using your decorative washi tape, stick a doily in the centre of a candy striped bag. Repeat this until all your bags are adorned with doilies.

We’re going for a granny-chic calendar here, but feel free to ditch the doilies to keep it modern. If you’re the arty type, use colourful pens to doodle festive scenes on your bags. Or step it up a notch with sparkly glitter. This is your chance to get those creative juices flowing!

Step 2

Using your second washi tape, create a number on each doily to correspond with the dates counting down to Christmas.

Step 3

We hope you haven’t eaten those treats just yet, as now it’s time to pop them in your bags. We like to give ourselves an extra treat on Christmas day, to make it all the more special.

Stuck for ideas? You can fill your advent calendar with sweets, chocolate, drawings, notes and small gifts for you or your loved ones.

Step 4

Finally, decorate the pegs with washi tape to give them a festive feeling, and use them to seal your finished bags. Voila!

These goody-filled advent calendars are perfect as a gift for yourself or to put in your family’s bags before work or school. If you want to display your hard work proudly, simply use the pegs to hang your calendars to a piece of string running along a wall.

Have you got any Christmas crafts you’ve been creating lately? Share the inspiration with us on  Facebook and Twitter. Or get some more inspiration from our full Christmas guide, including Emily’s advent calendar, here.

 
 

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