Homemade Advent Calendars

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Last year I made my Boyfriend a Homemade advent calendar – because you are never too old, even at 25 hehe ;)

It was full of different treats and sweets in all different sized and shaped boxes! It went down a treat, so I thought I’d share 10 great ideas for Homemade Advent Calendars with you to try this year!

Tree Advent Calendar

1. Tree Advent Calendar – I love the simplicity of this one, it would make a great display for December! The link even has a tutorial with templates for you to use! Source: Spoonful

Sock Advent Calendar

2. Baby Sock Advent Calendar – Another very cute idea! Numbering Baby Socks and pegging them to a line, then simply fill with sweets or other treats! Source: Martha Stewart

Wreath Advent Calendar

3. Wreath Advent Calendar – Something unusual but just as pretty! The instructions to make this are also on the link. Source: BHG

Peg Advent Calendar

4. Peg Parcel Advent Calendar – More of a traditional look with brown paper and strings, I love the Pegs covered in patterned ribbon too! A cute thing to pick up on the way out in the morning! Source: Nib

Christmas Advent Jar

5. Christmas Advent Jar – A super cute centrepiece, decorated matchboxes placed in a ribbon topped jar. Great fun for the kids to fish out the daily treat! Source: Just a Girl Blog

Cake Tin Advent Calendar

6. Cupcake Tin Advent Calendar – A fabulous way to make use of a cupcake tin! Simply cover with numbered cardboard circles and fill with surprises! A mini cupcake tin might work best as it has 24 spaces! Source: QueenBee Coupons

Favour Box Advent Calendar

7. Favour Box Advent Calendar – This is a simple idea that can be done in lots of colours, shapes and sizes! Source: Becky’s Creative Space

Gingerbread Advent Calendar

8. Gingerbread House Advent Calendar – This awesome guide shows you how to turn a Paper Gingerbread House into an advent calendar! Imagine the fun refilling this each night and watching the kids open it in the morning! Source: Paper Source

Favour Bag Advent Calendar

9. Favour Bag Advent Calendar – I love the pretty pastel colours and candy canes used in this advent calendar! Source: Katherine Marie Photography

Envelope Advent Calendar

10. Envelope Advent Calendar – Last but not least is this wonderful patterned envelope advent calendar! This one is great for filling with personalised message, or why not create your own vouchers for days out and treats! Source: Canadian Family

Homemade Advent Calendar

Ok, so here’s the one I made last year! It’s by no means as pretty and perfect as the ones I’ve shared, but I had lots of fun making it and it went down really well anyway! :)

If you are looking for goodies to make your Advent Calendar with, check out my shop!

Christmas Cupcake Box

These wonderful Christmas Cupcake Boxes would be great for a Homemade Advent Calendar, at just £1 each!

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Carriage Boxes

Carriage Favour Boxes would also be perfect for a Christmas Princess! We covered some in gems and added a ribbon for hanging and they even look perfect on the tree!

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Pink Cello Bags

Just £1 for a set of 10, these Pastel Pink Cello Bags are perfect for filling with treats for Christmas!

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Jem x

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