Counting days until Xmas

DIY : A simple & poetic advent calendar

Supermarkets released toys and chocolates, Virgile sings “Jingle Bells” while returning from school, which offers us to order a tree – I can hear Christmas quickly approaching.

This year, I want a homemade Christmas with simple materials and geometric patterns, which bases can be reused once December is passed. And to start my Christmas decoration, I prepared a DIY Advent calendar for my boys, it’s simple to do but airy and poetic.  It’s a tree branch on hanging blooming colored sweets that make you want to pick them. Would you like to make it too?

DIY Advent Calendar IKEA SITTNING poetic decoration Xmas

To make your advent calendar, you need:

24 small surprises

IKEA SITTNING paper napkins in yellow/grey, pink/grey and grey patterned

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70312102/

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90312101/

nylon thread

a roll of masking tape

packing paper

support for suspending, I used an arbutus tree branch from my garden

an A4 sheet of self-adhesive sticker paper for printer

template of stickers numbers to count down the days until Christmas downloadable here :

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How to do?

Download the template, print your sticker sheet and cut them

pack 24 gifts in wrapping paper that you roll into a ball

wrap each ball in a paper napkin and tighten it with the masking-tape, attach a length of nylon thread to it

don’t forget to place a sticker on each surprise

hang your balls to your branch – and voila, your own Advent calendar made with love, a few bucks and little time!

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It only remains to decorate your home to greet the long bearded gentleman in red coat.

This post was written by Daphné

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Hanna Marie

This is such a cute craft! –Hanna Lei