Week 17 Baby-Step Creation: DIY Advent Calendar

When I was a kid, every Christmas meant hassling mum to do the difficult Christmas light hanging on the freshly cut pine tree, playing the Peter Combe Christmas album on repeat, wrapping presents from the Joe the dog and Blackie the sheep, and counting the days with an advent calendar. All the supermarkets have stacks of cheap advent calendars on sale, but I came across this really easy DIY on Brit + Co (via Flipboard) for you to have a go at.

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Perhaps the best thing about making your own advent calendar is that you get to choose what goes in it – terrific for kids with allergies. I chose Christmas themed chocolates, but you might want to chose small toys and puzzles, or a mixture of both. If it’s fun or tasty you’ll be on a winner.

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You’re going to need 25 treats – I chose a block of chocolate for the 25th and we can all share it on Christmas day.

I followed the instructions and recycled come old newspapers, but I’m sure you’ll have scraps from last year’s Christmas wrapping paper you could use too.

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And any reason to use washi tape – well I’m in wholeheartedly! Soon I’ll do a washi tape extravaganza post and we can go into more detail!

When you've finished wrapping and decorating the mini parcels, pop dates 1 through to 25 on the packages so there's one for each day in the lead up to Christmas.

When you’ve finished wrapping and decorating the mini parcels, pop dates 1 through to 25 on the packages so there’s one for each day in the lead up to Christmas.

I also decorated a simple baking tin with washi tape and it’s made a plain, banged up silver dish quite respectable. I’m really excited to start opening the choccies and count down to the big day! Happy wrapping y’all.

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