Tuesday, November 29, 2011

DIY Advent Calendar

Since I almost missed the first Advent Sunday (you can see my hand made Advent wrearh here), I made sure to have my Advent Calendar ready on time. I love the idea of home made Advent calendar, it´s much more personal and enjoyable than those you can buy in the mall! That´s why I made another trip to the crafts shop, stocked up on the sweets and candies and spent the whole Monday afternoon cutting, gluing and tying (and eating candies, of course :) And this is what I got in the end:

If you want to try and make the same one for yourself, here are the instructions:

What I needed:
* two rolls of patterned wrapping paper (this year, my Christmas decorations are all in purple & green)
* 2 sheets of colored paper (purple and green again)
* 1 roll of crepe paper (hot pink)
* thin decorative ribbon and string ribbon
* scissors, cutter, crafts glue, adhesive tape

1. I drew and cut the cone template: 15cm x 21cm (and I made the curve with the help of a simple plate).

2. I cut 24 shapes from the patterned paper (12 from each color).

3. I rolled the sheets into cones, glued them and then secured the seam with a little piece of adhesive tape (just in case). 

4. I glued one star confetti to each cone.

5. I cut the circles from colored paper (again, 12 from each color) and wrote the numbers from 1 to 24 on them.

6. With the help of a cutter I made the little holes in which I secured a thin ribbon. 

7. I tied the number tags to the cones, and secured with an adhesive tape. 

8. Now I prepared the little candy packages: I cut 24 circles from crepe paper, I put chocolates and candies inside, wrapped into small packets and wrapped with the ribbon. 

9. I secured a piece of string ribbon on the windows, attached the cones with colored clothes pins and filled them with little packages. 

11. VoilĂ ! 

So, what about you? Will you make your own calendar or will you buy one?

Don´t forget to check out my latest Home Decor article over at Chic Galleria


  1. What a sweet and lovely idea!!! It came out great!!
    xo Allison
    Spicer + Bank

  2. Fabulous! Must keep this in mind for next year! I took the lazy route and bought one:)

  3. Hi sweety, thanks for stopping by Frills & Thrills. You are so creative, such a cute idea.

  4. what a sweet idea. Fabulous! I bought already one :)


  5. eep this is so cute! what a neat idea, and great easy-to-follow pics too! would love to be blog friends! follow each other?

    Couture Caddy

  6. I always dreamed of having one like these when I was a kid! Ok I still do :)


  7. great idea!!! thanks for your sweet comment!! :)
    if you want we can follow!!
    kiss from naples
    keep in touch

  8. Love it!!

    Saltos de Cristal



  9. What a great way to count down til Christmas.


  10. Thank you for visiting :)

    Original calendar ^^


  11. I love, love, love your blog. Such great inspiration and fab posts. Especially this post. Those lollies have made me miss my place in Austria :(.

    Thank you for following my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Very appreciated. All the best with yours, and looking forward to keeping up to date with it.

    Luc X


  12. This is a great idea for an advent calendar. :)
    Thanks for following my blog and I am definitely following back you have a lovely blog here! :)


  13. Hi, thanks so much for visiting my blog and being my new follower. I think your blog is so nice and would love to follow you too.

    This advent calendar is sooo nice!! I think I have to make one myself now too :D Thanks for the idea!

    Have a great day,

  14. cutest idea ever. adore this post. thanks for sharing, love. xo


  15. While religiously our advent starts the same time, in america we usually start it Decemeber 1-24

  16. Super fun idea! I should start celebrating Xmas way more, Im the boring one who didnt even put up one decoration yet...

  17. I LOVE YOUR BLOG. :D Following as we speak. Would love it if you follow back. :)
    Ciao bella. xx

  18. This is so cool! And it looks so festive and pretty!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  19. I love this!! I'm home with a sick Little Miss today and now I know what I'm going to do with my time! Thanks for sharing! =)

  20. What a lovely idea! It looks so festive!

    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog - I hope you stop by again soon.

    The doll on fashion

  21. I love your advent calender! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

  22. That's so cute! What a lovely idea :) xx

  23. Aw thanks so much for stopping by my blog,and for your sweet comment,so lovely to read.
    What a fantastic idea,so creative and your treats look super yummy :D
    Thank you for following my blog,following your too x

  24. oh that's so fantastic! SOOO much better than any you can buy. I love it. Thanks for linking up!!

  25. I love it :D


  26. Oh my gosh my nephew would LOVE this. Actually I love it and would very much like one for my own home. What a brilliant diy!


  27. Awesome, I was thinking of doing something similar but I just havent had the time to make it. Enjoy X

  28. An advent calendar with chocolates? Yes please! Haha. I'm going to be making one with envelopes... If I can actually get it done before December actually begins!

    If Work Permits


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