Kids Christmas Advent Calendar Tutorial

I like pretty things in my home. I hate plastic tut. I hate ugly licensed product. Advent calendars are a risk area for both of these factors. So, I decided to make my own! And when I say me – I mean my Mini Me’s. Lookey here….

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GET THIS:

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  • String – can be any string I went for the super festive look, though I think brown string would also look really nice. Mine is £7.95 Paperchase and there will be loads left over that I will use to stylishly wrap Christmas presents with
  • Advent countdown heart shaped clips £2 Tiger (in-store)
  • Candy striped bags £1.91 for 50 Amazon
  • 2 Willing helpers £Priceless – although I have seen a bag I rather like, so make me an offer..and if it helps – I’ll throw in their clothes too – today, they are wearing Rykiel Enfant knitted dresses from Childrensalon and boots by Step2wo.
  • Wrapped chocolates or sweets of your choice we used Celebrations £5 Ocado
  • You can lower your dental bills greatly by avoiding chocolate and maybe including rubbers, lip balms etc – however, this will damage your bank balance more…hmmmm decisions decisions…
  • Blu Tak (ideally in white if you have white walls!) or sellotape will do

DO THIS:

Create a little production line. One pile of bags, one of sweets and one of chocolates or whatever treats you go for.

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Add one treat to each bag.

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Fold the flap of the bag to around 1/3 of the height of the bag.

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Hold this is place with the number clip of your choice. My choice would be a Bounty on December 1st! Well, surely the coconut makes it a healthy option???

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Try to nick some of your twin sisters’ choices. Get rebuffed.

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Continue until all the bags are filled. Whilst they are busy stuffing the bags – you can stuff your mouth with a load of sneaky chocolates straight out of the tin to sustain this hard work. You need the energy.

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You can finish at this point or you can split the bags into batches of 6 and hang them on a piece of string that you hang on the kids’ bedroom wall or as we did it – in the kitchen.

If you do decide to add string I suggest you add the sting under the fold of the bag like this.

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And then secure it in place with the clip.

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Stick each row on to the wall. I advise adding the Blu Tak not only to the ends of the sting but behind the bags too so that they stay attached to the wall.

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Last but not least – wait patiently until December 1st.

Happy Advent Crafting!

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