Continuing on from previous years, with my goal to constantly add to our collection of handmade Christmas decorations, i have been wanting to make an advent calendar.
Unfortunately i’m quite picky about what i put on my walls, and i couldn’t get excited about all of the Christmas tree themed calendars that seem to be the norm. I wanted something more minimalist, that wouldn’t stick out in my house like a kitschy sore thumb.
In the end i went for a simple rectangle made from calico with pockets for each day, and basic black numbers on each pocket. I used my Silhouette Cameo and black flocked transfer material for the numbers.
I’m really happy with how it turned out – it looks stylish and it works. We don’t include candy in our advent calendar, we prefer activities, so each pocket has a little card in it with the activity of the day. Except a few days where i haven’t figured out what to do yet hehe. Today’s activity was setting up our nativity set – it’s a really cute Playmobile set my inlaws bought the kids a few years ago. It’s kind of like lego, so you can take it apart and put it back together endlessly. My kids spend hours by this side table every December playing with it, I love it.
Anyone have any great activity ideas for our Advent calendar? Hit me up in the comments!