This year I really wanted to make an advent calendar for my daughter Anya. Being Indian, while growing up we didn’t really celebrate Christmas although we did occasionally get gifts. But we never had anything as fun and exciting as an advent calendar. So this year I decided to make Anya these little gold star topped boxes with a hint of neon pink. This DIY advent calendar was easy and fun to make. I used: mini white favour boxes, glittery gold card, cocktail sticks broken in half, washi tape, real leaves, gold spray, gold glitter and tape. I cut out 24 stars from gold card and stuck each star with tape on to half a cocktail stick that I had covered in neon pink washi tape. I also added an extra little detail of a gold leaf on each box. I took 24 tiny leaves from a bunch of flowers I had at home and sprayed them gold. At the moment I’ve numbered the stars graphically but I have little white number stickers and I’m going to let Anya do the stickering which will delight her no end! Alternatively, you could also put the numbers on the gold leaf. Finally, I sprinkled some glitter over all of the boxes to add a bit of extra sparkle.
Have you made an advent calendar this year? What did you make?