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Monthly Archives: November 2019

  • Christmas Advent Calendars - Create Your Own Countdown

    Let the excitement begin with a Countdown to Christmas!

    One of our all time favourites leading up to Christmas is the countdown and the excitement & creativity that this brings.
    Creating Christmas advent calendars for each and everyone can become a family craft that is passed down in generations. We certainly had the same cross stitched one that my mother family had used etc! The countdown to Christmas is loved by all in a different way to the actual Xmas. It is because it all about the excitement of what's the come and often the looking forward to is actually the best part...!

    Ginger bread advent calendars

    Christmas DIY Advent Calendars

    - Advent Calendars -

    Advent calendars are a great way to count down to Christmas. Traditionally this is done with a ready bought card and paper picture with chocolate tucked away inside. Although this is great fun and a quick treat, the thought of something which is lovingly made and created by yourself is memories in the making.

    Christmas Advent Calendars, Bags, tags & Stickers

    - Create Your Own -

    By creating your own Christmas advent calendar, you can have great fun not only putting it together but also seeing it being opened and enjoyed. So fill it with little gifts (we can especially recommend our furry little felt friends) and of course yummy treats - Chocolates always Welcome! We also like to include poems and special messages (of treats or outings to come).

    And on top of all that, home made Christmas Advent Calendars looks fab too…just recently looking at Pinterest, there seems to be no end to people’s creativity.

    Stocking fillers

    How to crate your own - Pipii's step by step guide

    Here are a couple of ideas:
    You will need: • Paper bags …any size will do • Paper boxes • Twine (Bakers twine, jute or paper twine) • Vintage number sticker • Kraft stickers and number rubber stamps • A nice mature dried out wooden branch

    How to make: Version A
    1. Create 24 or 25 small paper bags packages filled with goodies / messages of your choice.
    2. Seal the packs with bit of sticky tape.
    3. Tie the twine round each packets/bags and secure each with a number 1-25
    4. Tie the bags loosely to the branch a varying lengths in order or not as you wish.
    How to make: Version B
    1. Create 25 small boxes filled with goodies / messages of your choice.• Seal boxes and label with number
    2. Arrange the boxes in a row of 9 boxes: number 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17
    3. Place another 7 on top of these: Numbers 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10
    4. And then another 5 : numbers 9, 8, 7, 6, 5
    5. Next on top of these, a row of 3 : numbers 4, 3, 2 6.
    Finally finish off with number 1 of top
    You now have a perfect Christmas tree shaped box full of tricks (and treats)
    How to make: Version C
    1. Using our Kraft bags with white labels for this project.
    2. Create your packages and seal with red wax and seal
    We hope you enoy making these..


    Here is a little bit of inspiration from

    Ideal Home Complete Guide to Christmas Magazine

    Christmas Advent Calendars from Ideal Home creating memories ....


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