Advent Calendar

Hello everyone,

 Exciting times!  Christmas is but a few weeks away and things are getting really special.  😊

My little elves (in the form of my grandchildren) arrived as usual to decorate my tree and what a wonderful job they did!  I’m very pleased.

This year I decided to make my own advent calendar.  Well, I say make, but I mean decorate and fill a pre-made one and I found this tree shaped wooden advent calendar which really appealed to me.

These are sold at various places and in a multitude of different designs and shapes.  I chose this one that is sold at both The Range and Hobbycraft here in the UK.

If you didn’t want to paint or decorate your own and just want to fill it yourself, you can also purchase ready decorated calendars and just fill them yourself.

Here is an example:

There are lots of others available too.

I decided to spray paint the outer part with gold paint and then paint each drawer in green acrylic paint.  I then attached red felt sticky numbers.

Then I added festive stickers and tinsel before filling with my favourite chocs!

Completed calendar:

It’s so lovely to be able to choose what to put into the drawers and I really love the fact that it is reusable year after year.

Next year I think I may try putting something other than chocolate into the drawers, but I have a whole year to think about that!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Best wishes


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