Free DIY tutorial: Advent calendar

free DIY tutorial advent christmas calendar

Oh my, I can’t believe it’s December again! Christmas 2014 will be a special one since it’s the first one for my baby girl Merel. I thought this deserved a proper countdown so this year I finally made my own Advent calender. I based the design on my new Gifts Christmas Cards which are available in my shop.

I thought I’d make this calender my very first Christmas gift to you, lovely blog readers, so I turned this project into a printable and DIY tutorial! Hurray!


What you’ll need:

• glossy A4 photo paper
• scissors
• eyelet puncher and gold eyelets
• 24 small glassine bags
• decorative rope
• kids wire coat hanger
• candy and small chocolates

First up download the free printable tags over here. Print them on the glossy photo paper and cut them out with your scissor.


Fill the glassine bags with the candy and chocolates. Fold the bag over, place the round tag on top and punch a hole through both with the eyelet puncher. Put the gold eyelet through the hole and fasten with the puncher.


Cut off 24 strands of rope of different sizes. Thread trough the eyelets.


Hang the packages on the coat hanger. spread them out evenly.


Tadaa, that’s it! Easy isn’t it?



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