How to create cool DIY advent calendar!

DIY advent calendar
It’s Christmas! I am soo excted! I honestly can’t wait for the day when I seat in front of TV with loads of food and chocolates. I will be watching ‘Love actually’ while my not-husband-yet  will be trying to convince me it’s crappy movie so he can play Xbox! I have done proper clean-up of the apartment, throwing away 12 large bin bags of things I am too embarrassed to mention!

I always admired the stunning DIY Xmas decorations on Instagram! This year I decided to do Mine! Yay! I was extremely inspired by Will from Bright Bazaar who did amazing DIY calendar for House of Frazer! I totally loved the tutorial video! Will is ace isn’t?


It seemed to be pretty easy! I was like, perhaps I could try! It’s Xmas, it’s  #YourRules after all, so here we go, my advent calendar- super easy to make, promise! I can do it, you can do it as well!

                              
 Here we go;

Materials!
  1. This will be your project for next year, so start by gathering any small boxes, price tags, little bags. You can use any old jewelery boxes, create your own envelopes etc. It really fun!
  2. You will need copper hanger. I got mine from Primark for like £4 I think! 
  3. Gather all colorful strings and sweets! The list also includes; small pegs, water colours, copper effect paint, stencil template, craft paper and washi tape! Don't forget to get glue and paint brushes or even kitchen sponge!
DIY advent calendar materials




Method;
  1. First steps to stencil into required bags. I need to admit that stenciling onto paper,-smudged :( Best worked for cotton, so perhaps cut out a small square and stencil into that and then glue it!
  2. I also used tea bag method! Its that simple; drunk your tea first ;) I recommend earl grey as it taste amazing but also has strong colour! Print some numbers from internet and once the tea bag is cool enough just stamp onto paper! It will give you this extra edge texture!
DIY advent calendar stenciling
DIY advent calendar stenciling
diy tea bag art
DIY advent calendar

3. Next would be small envelops and bags, very simple again. Fold the paper and glue the cut out numbers in front or stencil into that. Create little bags and sweets like. Have a play, anything can do. I kept mine really simple!Cut out rectangular, roll out the edges and glue then inside. then tide the corners. Done!

DIY advent calendar

and its done!
DIY advent calendar
DIY advent calendar
DIY advent calendar
DIY advent calendar
                                                              

*Post sponsored by House of Frazer

11 comments

  1. The advent calendar is so cute, I really need to think about these things earlier in the year and get crafty x

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  2. This is super cute! I made my own advent calendar a few years back with a kit and we use it every year. I reckon this would make an amazing early Christmas present for a friend- you could even fill it for them too :)

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  3. Aw I love your advent calendar especially using the tea to create an old paper effect so cool xx

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  4. This has to be the best advent calender I have seen this year! x

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  5. This is a cool advent calendar. So creative.

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  6. This is such a cute way of doing it! I can't wait to make my own next year with little toys and sweets for my daughter

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  7. Lovely idea! We also did some DIY Christmas project but I didn't attempt the calendar... maybe next year :-)

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  8. What lovely advent calender ideas xx

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  9. This is such a good idea, I knew when I saw it in another of your posts that you would have made it x

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  10. This is such a lovely idea! I am pretty rubbish at crafts and stuff, but I am so getting my daughter on this next year!

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  11. Ah this is so cute, I definitely have to do this next year. Have a great Christmas!

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