Christmas D.I.Y 1 | Personalised Advent Calendar

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Advent calendars are a great way to get excited and count down to the biggest day of the year. But this year why not do something different and make your own Advent Calendar for someone special, and let them know just how much they mean to you.
After all Christmas is not about the presents you receive but about spreading joy and happiness around. 

I have designed and made this personalised Advent calendar for someone who means a lot to me my Mr (my bf). And to show him, I have written out 25 reasons why I love him, hoping each will put a smile to his face as he opens them one my one. The idea of this calendar is so you can write you own personal messages to your friends, family or loved ones and brighten up their day. 

Ready? Lets get started! 
For the print outs: Template 1  Template 2
I have used brown craft card, but you can use different types of card as long as you can print on it.

1.  Get your print outs and cut around 'Merry Christmas', score where the dotted white line is (see photo above). Then cut around the "y" and bend the card back.

2. Now cut all your numbers out and score the triangles and fold. 

3. Now is time to make your board. Cut your sequin strings to size and position. Get your pins and pin down the strings to the side edges of the board.

4. Take the 'Merry Christmas' header and stick double sided     tape, and place it onto of the board.

5.  Now it's time to write all your messages onto the cards for that special someone. I am making my board for Mr, so I have written 25 things I love about him :) Take your sticker dots, and stick it on the back of the card to close it up. 

6. Once all the cards have been written out, place your pegs on the string and mix up your numbers and peg them on! 

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  1. With so much inspiration everywhere I may even try and make a personalised calendar next year! I haven't tried personalised calendars before but it would really make for a lovely Christmas time :) Thanks for sharing the idea!

    1. Hey Laura! You're welcome, I'm glad you liked it! It's my first time making it and thought it's a nice twist to the traditional Chocolate ones we get here in the U.K. :)
      Happy Christmas and D.I.Y-ing! :) x