Welcome to the first instalment of our '12 Days of Christmas' project. With December fast approaching, and having seen our first Christmas tree in St Antonin last week, we've started Christmas crafting. Advent calendars are one of the first things you see when you now enter our local supermarkets and Reuben has his eye on a Kinder Surprise one. Little does he know that this year I have decided to make them!
I'm making two different calendars, both inspired from pins on Pinterest. I ordered all I needed to make the calendars from the 'rikyandnina' store on Etsy. It's a lovely little store full of lots of tempting crafting items from paper goods to stickers and stamps. (I tried not to get too carried away but the store is now on my list of favourites!) For Reuben's calendar I ordered the cutest mini envelopes and for Jacob's mini chevron paper bags. I stuck numbered stickers on each one and pegged them onto twine. My plan is to fill them with dried fruit, yoghurt covered raisins, and gold coins, and hang them by their beds on December the first. They're so cute I might even have to make one for myself!
If you're making advent calendars in your house this Christmas do let us know, we'd love to see pictures. Happy Christmas crafting!
If you're quick the 'rikyandnina' store have a 10% discount code valid until the 30th November (which I totally forgot to use when I ordered!)