Count down the days to Christmas with a crafty calendar shelf! Wrap little gifts in beautiful wrapping paper and tie on different ribbon. We've also added stickers to some of our parcels. Punch out circles from white paper and number them 1-24. Attach the numbered circles to the parcels. Finish by arranging cute animals on the shelf, like polar bears and squirrels.
Making your own Christmas calendar doesn't have to be complicated. All you need are paper bags, labels and jute twine. Fill your bags with little gifts and fold down the edges neatly. Attach the numbered labels with string or little clips. Decorate your bags with items found in nature, such as berries, pine cones or twigs. Now you can start counting down the days until Christmas, a cosy tradition for all ages.
Making an Advent candle holder is a cosy way to welcome the holiday season. Start by finding a porcelain or metal dish that you can use for your candles. Super-glue the candle holders to the dish, then spray everything with black spray paint. Remember to spray thin layers and let the paint dry between coats. Decorate your Advent candle holder with your own hand-made numbers and materials found in nature.
It's Christmastime in this whimsical world! Transform your Advent calendar into a festive wonderland with glitter and imaginative decorations. Arrange and rearrange the various components to your liking on the mini chest before you glue them in place. A glue gun is perfect to use for everything that needs to be attached. Just remember to glue the big fan only to one half of the chest, so that you can still open and close it. When you are satisfied with your whimsical creation, simply fill the boxes with little gifts and enjoy the countdown to Christmas.
The wait for Santa doesn't feel quite as long when you get a little surprise every day. Count down the days to Christmas Eve with your own homemade Advent calendar. The perfect chance to upcycle toilet paper rolls that you already have at home. For the calendar house, you will need 25 toilet paper rolls. When you are finished building the house, simply fill it with 24 little Christmas gifts.
Make your own Advent calendar. These adorable folded boxes are super easy to make and measure about 6x6 cm. Fold the boxes, stick on the accompanying numbers, fill with little gifts and hang them with the red ribbons, which are included.
Make a festive advent calendar of little pouches and label them with the numbers 1-24. It doesn't have to be more complicated than that, because a little pouch bag is no trouble to sew if you enjoy crafting. We used pre-cut fabric lengths from our new Christmas collection and labelled them with iron-on numbers (available in both silver and gold). Personalise your advent calendar by adjusting the size of each pouch for different-size gifts.
Sew Christmas stockings with our beautiful Christmas fabrics. Cut out the pieces for the stocking, adding 1 cm of seam allowance: two pieces of fabric, two pieces of lining and two pieces of interlining/quilt wadding. Place the pieces of fabric right side facing right side, with the interlining on the outside. Sew together all the way around with a 1 cm seam allowance. Leave an opening at the top. Turn the stocking right side out. Arrange the lining right side facing right side. Sew all the way around the same way (with an opening at the top) but also leave an opening at the bottom so that it can be turned later. Pull the lining over the stocking so that the external fabric and lining are right side facing right side. Sew around the edge with a 1 cm seam allowance. Turn the entire stocking, sew up the opening at the bottom and stuff the lining into the stocking. Iron the edges and stitch up the opening at the edge. Fold down the edge (about 10 cm) to hide the lining. For an added touch of finesse, decorate the stocking with pompoms that you make yourself. Make a few, then braid the ends of the pompoms together and sew to the stocking, so that the braid forms a loop as a hanger. See the template in the PDF below.
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