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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Advent calendar - a DIY


An advent calendar is a lovely way to count down the days until Christmas. As children, we got one every year, just like Eva
does now.

It gets filled with little treats, and the kids (or grown-ups, if they are lucky :-) ) open one present every day from the first of December until Christmas eve.

This is Eva's advent calendar. I only put 12 little bags up for now (just counted them, and there are actually only 11, number 8 somehow vanished...), and once she has emptied those, the next 12 go on.

The calendar is really easy to make.




You need:

24 white paper bags
a Dymo, or a stamp, or a pen
a piece of wood
some golden string
some Christmas decorations
24 little surprises

Put the numbers on the bags, fill them, fold the top over, punch a hole in it, attach the string and hang up:






 



The golden and silver thingies are painted acacia and jacaranda seeds.


Have a wonderful day!



Lots of love,



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44 comments:

  1. Der sieht total schön aus! Wir machen mittlerweile (zum Glück nur noch einen Familienkalender), d.h. jeder muss 6 Geschenkchen kaufen und bekommt 6...fanden wir irgendwie "gerechter" ;o)...aber einen zweiten wollte ich auch noch machen...hoffe morgen abend schaffe ich "Inhalte" zu besorgen.

    LG, Andrea

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  2. Beautiful ;-).

    I like your Blog now i´m your follower.

    Greetings

    Sandra
    von den felinchens

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  3. Liebe Jutta,
    der ist so schön geworden!

    Herzensgrüße
    Marie

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  4. Hi Jutta, What a lovely advent calendar! Sending you lots of love & hugs, take care! :)

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  5. Beautiful and fun! I was just about to ask what those spikey things were!! I have never made an advent calendar. I used to by little paper ones for my kids that had little windows that opened in them. The home made ones with surprises are much better!

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  6. Hi Jutta, this advent calender is so gorgeous!!! I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Happy week !

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi Jutta! So simple but still so beautful calendar!, love a white Christmas! Have a lovely day

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  8. Oh this is lovely! I have been wanting to do an advent calendar for my kids this year (they are 4 & 2) and this looks like something that would be perfect! Something just big enough for a little treat for each of them!

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  9. Jutta, this is too beautiful in its white simplicity! Those golden painted seeds are so stylish ;)

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  10. Der Adventskalender ist sehr hübsch! Und dieses Kissen auf dem ersten Bild erst ;-) Ist das Cord?

    LG,
    Steffi

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    1. Dankeschön liebe Steffi! Ja, das Kissen ist aus Cord. Ist eins meiner Lieblinge :-).
      Dir einen schönen Tag
      Jutta

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  11. What a clever idea, very nice! I'm so glad to be your newest follower, I love your blog:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  12. Such a fun idea! It's really pretty. Megan

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  13. Aww, that's a very pretty advent calendar! I love countdowns to Christmas!

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  14. Oh I was just doing mine up last night! Lovely Advent !

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  15. This is one of the most wonderful Advent calender ideas I have seen. You are very thoughtful.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Sue! Hugs, Jutta

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  16. what a lovely and creative advent calender! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. xo

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  17. This looks beautiful! I love the little gold adornments hanging, and also the wrapped tinsel -- so festive and pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this idea with us!

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    1. Thanks so much dear Maria!
      Hugs
      Jutta

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  18. This look so lovely in it's simplicity, thanks for sharing

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  19. Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your awesome advent calender in our Crafty Showcase http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/12/01/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-9/ this week! We love seeing what you have been up to and visiting your blog.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Susie @Bowdabra

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    1. Thank you dear Susie :-). Love your party!

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  20. Jutta,
    Your advent calender is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned from Above Blog Hop. I can't wait to see what you have for us this week.
    Have a great day.
    Debi
    Debi

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  21. This is great!! Love it! Featured you! XO

    http://lollyjane.com/30-diy-christmas-advent-calendars/

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  22. Jutta,
    Super cute idea! We need a new advent calender this year so I'll have my daughter make this one :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful rest of the week
    Michelle

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  23. First time stopping by! Fun idea..... stop by to link if you have a minute- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2012/12/link-party.html

    Nancy

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  24. Wonderful! Would love for you to join our hop too! http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/12/down-home-blog-hopnumber-14.html

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  25. I love this, not like all the others. Great job Jutta! Thanks for sharing on "I Gotta Try That"
    Marcie

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  26. What a cute and simple idea! love it, Jutta!
    Thanks so much for linking up last week at The Humble Brag!!
    The Silhouette Cameo giveaway is still going strong and you can get MORE ENTRIES by signing up for link party email reminders, sharing the giveaway on FB with your readers, and linking up again. Hope to see you there tomorrow.

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  27. A super idea Jutta, you should add it to my list of creative calendars in the comments as Dagmar has done.. http://naturalmothersnetwork.com/handmade-crafts/winter-crafts/homemade-advent-calendar/
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Seasonal Celebration! Rebecca x

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  28. Thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday! Can't wait to see what you have to share tomorrow

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