I just love advent calendars. They are such a great childhood memory for me.
I thought I would try my luck at making a plastic-free advent calendar for Lenny this year using items I found around the house and garden (excluding the treats inside).
What you will need:
- Wrapping paper
- Treats to go inside: I used Loco Love, wooden toy and angel decoration, dried flowers and bio glitter
- Foliage to decorate
- Stick to hang everything from
Step 1: Cut your Kraft paper into squares. These will be your parcels.
Step 2: Use some fun wrapping paper to cut out your numbers. Or you can draw them on.
Step 3: Fold your Kraft paper squares into triangles and then attach your numbers to one side, in the middle so there is room to fold the edges.
Step 4: Fold your edges in on your Kraft triangles and tape one side closed.
Step 5: Fill you parcel with treats of choice and tape the second side closed.
Step 5: Arrange your string along the stick in different lengths.
Step 6: Attached your triangles to the string. I used tape and stuck the string to the back of each triangle.
Step 7: Attach to the wall or wherever you wish to hang your masterpiece.
Step 8: Decorate with foliage or decorations of choice. Some fairy lights would look great or some dried fruit too!
A fun DIY activity that the whole family will love to be part of. Now the hard part will be trying to keep us away from it until December 1.