There are so many beautiful ideas for Advent Calendars floating around the internet.  Last year I made an Advent calendar and even won a Kikki K Co Stylist competition, you can read about that here, but this year I decided to keep it simple.  The kids got chocolate advent calendars from the shops ( I know!) and I made a sugar free version. So here is my DIY Advent calendar.


I simply grabbed some branches of olive tree from my front yard.  I tried to get a pine tree branch but could not find any.


I cut some squares from cardboard I had in my craft box and stamped each card 1 through to 24.  I pegged these on the branches.


You could hang it on the wall and string some fairy lights from it.


It was so easy to make.  I had all the materials at home and the fairy lights I had bought from Typo, they are battery operated.


Choose a colour theme to tie in with your Christmas tree decorations and voila! Done.

Have you made an advent calendar this year?  I’d love see it.