Inspired by… Advent calendar

1 December, 2011 § Leave a comment

Christmas in our household ‘officially’ begins when the clocks change in October. We start baking Christmas cakes, mince pies and sipping mulled wine. But advent calendar still has to wait until December 1st.

Ever since I found a navity theme advent calendar from M&S for hubby Nick, which opens up in a 3D stable with chocolates hidden away on the rooftop, the challenge has been on each year to keep up with expectations.

This year, I’ve hunted high and low for inspirations but nothing seems to match up. Eventually I came across a few DIY suggestions on Pinterest and decided to make my own instead.

My DIY advent calendar filled with plenty of surprises!

To make your own, simply buy 25 little presents or individually wrapped chocolates, wrap them up in gift wrapping paper (or in my case, newspaper) and then number them 1 to 25.

And if you are looking for ideas, here are some really nice ones that I found on the high street.

M&S 24 Mini Advent Christmas Crackers with 3D Nativity Set (£20)

Hotel Chocolat Luxury Truffles to Share Christmas Advent Calendar (£25)

John Lewis Buttonbag Make Your Own Advent Calendar (£12.99)

Debenhams Advent Stocking Garland (£12.50)

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