Wednesday, 5 December 2012

diy advent calendar


one of my many crafting goals is to make an advent wall hanging or cushion (made from fabric and possibly quilted). i remembered this goal about a week ago, realising that i was again too late to have it finished for the start of december. oops. so instead, i thought i'd compromise and make a 12 day advent calendar for this year instead.

this project is a great way to add some festive decoration to your house and is also really easy to customise, i actually kept changing my mind on how to do it! the board i have used is a white board on the reverse side, but you could use a pin board, or even an empty frame as your starting point.

what you will need:
pin board (i covered mine in book pages left over from my diy wrapping paper but you could use christmassy wrapping paper!)
pegs- 100 for £1 at poundland
paint- i used white, gold and silver
felt tip pens
brown paper money envelopes- 100 for £1 at poundland
pva glue
sweets/treats for your envelopes

also, if you like the number templates i have used, i've made them available for you to download here and here.

if you decide to give this diy a go, let me know or tweet me a photo as i'd love to see :)

32 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea - it'd make an amazing Christmas present too! I love this, I think I'll have to give it a go next year and see what tiny presents I can fit into those little envelopes :)x

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    1. ah thank you so much :) that's true i didn't think of that! x

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  2. this is so cool! I'll do this next year maybe! :)

    burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. thank you :) it was totally quick enough to be able to do now :) x

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  3. Looks amazin, my hello kitty one feels so inadequate now x

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    1. awh thank you, i bet your hello kitty one is super cute! x

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  4. Well this is just amazing Skye! You are so great at ideas like this! Ive been dying to make a felt advent calendar but always leave it too late in the year, I like this idea better though, especially regarding time! xxx

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    1. haha thanks sophie :) me too, maybe next year we should make felt calendars together! xx

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  5. This is such a lovely DIY! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. ah thank you so much jennie :) x

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  6. Ah this is amazingly cute and really simple too! (: Much better than a lot of complex advent calendar tutorials! xx

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    1. thank you :) i really wanted to make something super simple! x

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  7. Absolutely love this idea! It's a bit late now but I may have to give it a go next year

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    1. thank you!! it was super quick, only a few hours! x

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  8. this is such a cute idea! It definitely looks nicer than my Sainsburys one!xx

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  9. This is so nice! The wee pegs are cute :)x

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  11. Well done for a really sweet creation - and I totally resonate with what you say at the beginning - every year, come November, I am overwhelmed by Crimbo ideas that will take more than the time I have to realise, and every year I swear I will begin Crimbo in July! I am writing myself a letter and putting it in my diary for 2013!

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    1. thank you so much :) that's such a good idea, i might have to write myself a reminder for next july haha x

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  12. This is such a cute idea!

    sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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  13. this is so cute and such a brilliant idea! I'd love to do this one year :)

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    1. ah thank you so much, it's turned out really well! x

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  14. looks interesting, i'll keep this bookmarked :D

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  15. What a brilliant idea, I love crafts- I have a teacup candle one on my blog if you want to hop over and check it out: http://frankest.blogspot.co.uk/ :)
    Frankie xx

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    1. thank you :) i love teacup candles! x

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