This year I wanted to make the boys an advent calendar to store the special advent activities we have planned, which are a surprise to them.
This coming weekend we are also having a special early celebrations with some other families and each family brings a $10 gift for another family. So I made a second version as our gift.
The trees are made from felt with gold thread couched onto them (my first attempt at couching) and 24 buttons sewn on. I made our one first out of the lighter coloured felt and a random selection of buttons but I like my second effort better!
Then I made 24 little felt Xs with holes in the middle of them so each day a little decoration is added to the tree.
For the other family I added chocolates to each mesh pocket. Ours have numbered cards with the activity written on the other side of the number.
They are a bit random but I rather like them and I think the boys will like it.
On Tuesday I’ll go through some of our advent activities but if you want a list to do something similar leave a comment and I’ll email you our list.
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How’s your Christmas making coming along??