Wednesday, 17 December 2014

DIY Advent Calendar | Blogmas Day 17

Although it's a little late to start making your DIY advent calendar,  wanted to share with you the cute one that my parents have made.

DIY Advent Calendar


The benefits of making your own advent calendar are that you can customise it to look exactly as you want and can fill them with your favourite sweets rather than the tiny cheap pieces of chocolate in commercial calendars. This calendar also doubles as a lovely piece of Christmas doorway and, it it's position on the stairway banister, is the first thing one sees when stepping through the front door. Instant festivity!

DIY Advent Calendar



Surprisingly, this calendar requires very little sewing so don't be too daunted if it isn't your forte! The only it is sewed is the bag itself, which in this case was fashioned from hemp which I feel gives it a more rustic feel, but you can use any fabric you wish. Ribbon (of various colours) is then woven through to turn it into a drawstring bag.

To number the bags for each day, hearts were cut from a piece of felt (once again in various colours) and labelled with a black marker pen, These were attached to the drawstring bags with a mini paperclip, however a little dab of glue would also be just fine. The bags were then filled with sweets (the fun bit) and attached to a long piece of string with clothes pegs. You can then add whatever little accents and decorations you want which, in this case, where small fabric hearts which co-ordinate perfectly with the felt date labels.

DIY Advent Calendar

This calendar can of course be hung wherever you want but, as you can see, works beautifully attached to a banister. And the best thing about it? It can be reused year after year!

What advent calendar have you got this year?

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20 comments :

  1. This is so cute makes Christmas even more fun! The sweets are the best filler I wouldn't change a bit! haha :) xx

    Mary Bloomy

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  2. What a cute little Advent Calender! I made myself one this year, too ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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  3. This is so cute! So much more personality then the one's you find at the store!

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  4. that is so cool!! they're so cute and festive :D

    Arianne

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  5. Wow, this is such a great idea, and very unique and cute!

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  6. This is such a great idea! My grandparents do this every year and put different amounts of money in each day! Please check out my blog any feedback would be amazing anotherteenontheweb.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Really creative and beautiful! I love it - might try this next year! x x

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  8. I don't have an advent calendar this year. Sad. But this looks so cute! My mum once got me one when I was younger that she could put her own stuff in and put in different things each year. She didn't make it herself though.

    Corinne x
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  9. That is a great advent calendar and a great place for your parents to display it! This year my advent calendar is the Frozen chocolate calendar (no shame). I`m hoping to pick a jewelry calendar up during post Christmas sales because yours looks so cute!

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  10. This is such a cute idea!! I'll have to keep it in mind for next year! :) xx

    Angela // The Sunday Chapter

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  11. Lovely post! Thanks for sharing!
    xx

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  12. This is so creative, I love all the little details, it looks so festive! x

    Velvet Blush

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  13. This is adorableeeee, I would love my other half to make me up something like this!

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    xx

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  14. This is adorable! My boyfriend's mum makes us an advent calendar, but I love how unique this one is :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  15. Nice idea!

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  16. This is such a great idea!! :O I'm obsessed with Advent Calendars <3

    Lipstick and Mocha

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  17. Great post my dear!
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    :))

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  19. This is a really good idea, but I think that the beauty of store-bought advent calendars is the surprise. Maybe it would be a good idea to make one for a friend and have a friend make one for you x

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