Sunday, 4 December 2016

Christmas tree advent calendar

Advent calendar

Our advent calendar has grown this year... conveniently the little pegs have numbers on them and I bought them thinking they'd save time sewing on numbers (which I know from experience takes me ages), but to be honest sewing up the felt baubles took a while anyway. I've only just finished! Quite pleased to have made a dent in the pile of felt scraps I've been hoarding for years.

I drew around the top of a cup on some felt and sewed two circles together using blanket stitch, leaving an decent sized opening, so it's a sort of bauble pocket. The Christmas tree frame is made from pieces gathered up after pruning the hedge in the back garden, though you could use any straight-ish thin branches. I used some gold wire bought from Tiger to bind them together, with three smaller bits in the middle to strengthen the frame and to give me something to wrap the lights around. Then just attached pieces of wire between each section for hanging the baubles. The star on top is an old Christmas tree decoration.

I like it because it's bright and Christmassy and doesn't look half bad on the wall - the kids like it because there's room for more treats...

Linking up with Darren's My Sunday Photo


7 comments:

  1. It's absolutely fab - I love it! Very creative and bright. #MySundayPhoto

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  2. What a great idea for an advent calendar

    Thank you for linking up

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  3. Very pretty and lovely to have one you can reuse each year

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  4. This is super Tracey...so pretty and festive and cheap to make...always a bonus.x

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  5. Aren't you clever? And inspirational too as I am aiming for a home-made Christmas this year

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  6. What a fantastic idea for an advent calendar! It looks so pretty too! #MySundayPhoto

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  7. That is sooo pretty, and I love the fact you can conceal little things inside! Much more exciting than your usual advent calendar! (what would we do without Tiger? Looking forward to coming back to that shop! :D)

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