I’m optimistically going to try and do at least 20 crafts for Christmas over the next month. Quite how, I have no idea, but I think I need a goal to make myself work at.
All of us are feeling like our family time has gone horribly wrong over the last few months and we are aching to do some things together that make us feel like a unit again, so I came up with this, which is a twist on the advent calender we hang up every year, made with items from our Bostik Family Craft Blogger box.
There are 24 old fashioned luggage labels, in festive colours, in the basket, each one decorated with an assortment of pretties, mostly stuck on with our Bostik Glue Dots. The backs are blank and each day of advent someone will fill in some simple family activity that they would like us to do together during our precious 2 weeks of family time together. (No panto! Yay! I put my foot down this year.) It can be anything we can actually achieve (not ‘go to Lapland’) and everyone has to think of 6 different things to write (so we don’t end up with more than 6 films to watch).
Josie decorated our paper bag with pretties and through December our bag should fill up with lovely things to do together during our holiday. It’s something to look forward to.
Here are some other ideas for advent calendars.
Box Calendar - simple and beautiful
Advent Gingerbread House – I don’t reckon it would last the month!
Baby Socks Stocking Calendar – gorgeous and much easier than crocheting them!
Pretty decorated canvas bags – gorgeous!
My own crochet advent calendar from last year.
And a rather fabulous set of toilet roll holders!
My Christmas craft Pinterest board is as popular as ever:-