We made our Advent this year.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Instead of making a calendar though we used 24 paper mache boxes from Hobbycraft.

We painted them red or green, attached a fabric number and some ribbon around the edge of the lid and popped some red organza inside for the treat to sit on.

Number 1 - 23 have a chocolate inside but number 24 (which also has some small white pom poms glued on) has a small bag of Lego inside, just to make it a little more special.

We haven't made it easy and simply given them to her, she has to go on an Advent hunt every morning after breakfast, one was found in the tree, another had snuggled itself into the singing snowman decoration, but her favourite so far was when lumpy tried to steal number 5!



She is having great fun finding them and it feels a little more special than just opening a door on a calendar. With more time to prepare next year I am hoping to find some small gifts to put in some of the boxes too.

Do you have your own traditions for Advent? Please do share if you do.

Disclaimer - I was sent some crafting goods for the purpose of the review, however all opinion is my own.