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DIY Advent Calendar

Sunday, November 27, 2011
This is the first year that Tobias really 'gets' what Christmas is, so I thought it would be fun to make an advent calendar so we can count down the days.  I love the idea of making it myself, so that it's reusable, and I can choose the treats so that he's not just getting a generic chocolate everyday, but rather, personalized treats/toys that he especially likes.

I got some fun Christmas fabric at Fabricland, as well as glittery felt.  The dimensions are:

I sewed on some festively coloured bias tape.

With the leftover fabric, I sewed little bags for the treats.

The numbers were hand embroidered.  A little tedious, but not too bad.  I'm not much of an 'embroiderer', so it was a bit of a learning curve for me, and all the numbers are definitely not identical in size.

Time to sew them on.

 A star for the top with a loop for hanging.

Ready to fill the bags with treats (while Tobias is napping, of course!)

All done!

Now...can he wait until the 24th to open the last one?  Time will tell!
2 comments on "DIY Advent Calendar"
  1. Very cool :) thanks for sharing!

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