Last Christmas I loved our DIY copper advent calendar that I’d made the previous year so much I decided I didn’t need a new one. But this week I got the craft itch, and I felt a little festive, so I’ve made this contemporary advent calendar out of a cheap hanging organiser I got a while back from Ikea. An Ikea hack and a homemade advent calendar in one hit.. not bad, eh? Making the calendar also prompted me to plan out our advent activities for December. It’s become a family tradition for our advent calendar to contain a little festive activity every day of advent rather than a sweet,… View Post

The 1st December is nearly upon us, and this year I’m determined not to get caught out by forgetting our advent calendar, as I did last year. A homemade advent calendar adds something extra special to the run up to Christmas and it can create a fantastic display in your home – something a bit more creative than your everyday shop-bought chocolate-filled offering. Plus, a lot of handmade advent calendars can be re-used year after year, so your calendar can become one of your festive traditions for years to come. My sewing skills leave more than a little to be… View Post