DIY Advent Calendar

Only having a chocolate advent calendar is a thing of the past now with the amazing array of beauty, candle and even gin advent calendars available!

But for a lovely idea why not make your own and fill the envelopes with things to do throughout December.

I had a mixture of little bags, envelopes and then also made my own envelopes (I simply used existing envelopes in different sizes to trace round and glue back together) – Mollie Makes has different designs of paper in every issue so I used these to make mine.

Then simply pop the idea on a nice bit of paper and peg to the sequin trim. I cut the trim into 4 lengths to make the rows and then stuck it to the wall with gold polka dot washi tape at either end – Happy Christmas!!


Ideas of things to do:

  • Bake Christmas cookies
  • Watch a Christmas film in bed
  • Have a Starbucks red cup
  • Have an indoor festive picnic
  • Make Christmas cocktails
  • Scrabble night
  • Ice skating
  • Decorate the tree

Confetti Baubles

Here’s a fun idea to jazz up your Christmas tree this year! You can find these fillable baubles in craft shops like Hobbycraft or onlineΒ and then get creative.

We like how this sparkly confetti looks – or you could fill with little sweets, or even make a mini snow globe.

Happy crafting!