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Advent calendar

Reusable year after year, create your very own family heirloom

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At a glance

Season :
Winter
Difficulty:
Medium
Advent calendar Advent calendar

You will need

  • An old sheet, or wide cotton fabric if you are buying. Size 2.00m x 2.00m
  • Kids felt-tip pens or fabric paints
  • Thick cotton thread, red or green
  • Different colour buttons, red, white
  • Cord for hanging 2 meters
  • Flowerpot stick, bamboo pole 1cm wide
  • Pay a visit to your local store to see what little extras you want to add on
  • Fabric glue

To Make

  1. Cut your material to size 90 cm x180 cm then fold in half so you have 90 cm x 90 cm.
  2. Cut out 25 pieces of different sized fabric boxes making sure that you can fit in each row five boxes across by five boxes down. Make sure you make the twenty-fifth box the largest so you can paint an angel or Father Christmas.
  3. The fun part, drawing or painting with your kids or family and friends the numbers on the boxes.
  4. Easy you don’t need a sewing machine just some fabric glue to stick the boxes on to the fabric. I hemmed the fabric first to prevent fraying with the glue. Then stuck each box on to the fabric. Using the buttons I stitched them on adding to the decoration and to hold the double-sided fabric together.
  5. Sewing a quick easy line at the top of about 2 cm wide depends on the size of pole you have found to hang the calendar.
  6. Tie your cord to the ends of the pole. All set to hang your advent calendar.
  7. Then each day put a little something in the pocket for your loved ones.
  8. What a great surprise every morning.

Tip

Try to make use of old buttons for decorating, to give it your special touch

Comments

  1. Ana   03.12.2010

    Muy original y asequible todos podemos Tener uno

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