DIY ADVENT CALENDAR COUNTDOWN: TRIM THE TREE

01 November 2015

We’re celebrating the countdown to Christmas with a countdown of our own: four advent calendar ideas that are easy to do yourself. In our first idea, we’ve trimmed the tree – a fabric one, that is – with 24 daily delights.

A close-up of the spurce fabric and the textile and paper gift bags that holds the gifts. In the picture is also the yarn which attaches the bags to the fabric. A close-up of the spurce fabric and the textile and paper gift bags that holds the gifts. In the picture is also the yarn which attaches the bags to the fabric. A close-up of the spurce fabric and the textile and paper gift bags that holds the gifts. In the picture is also the yarn which attaches the bags to the fabric. A close-up of the spurce fabric and the textile and paper gift bags that holds the gifts. In the picture is also the yarn which attaches the bags to the fabric. A close-up of the spurce fabric and the textile and paper gift bags that holds the gifts. In the picture is also the yarn which attaches the bags to the fabric. A close-up of the spurce fabric and the textile and paper gift bags that holds the gifts. In the picture is also the yarn which attaches the bags to the fabric. A close-up of the spurce fabric and the textile and paper gift bags that holds the gifts. In the picture is also the yarn which attaches the bags to the fabric. A close-up of the spurce fabric and the textile and paper gift bags that holds the gifts. In the picture is also the yarn which attaches the bags to the fabric. A close-up of the spurce fabric and the textile and paper gift bags that holds the gifts. In the picture is also the yarn which attaches the bags to the fabric. A close-up of the spurce fabric and the textile and paper gift bags that holds the gifts. In the picture is also the yarn which attaches the bags to the fabric. A close-up of the spurce fabric and the textile and paper gift bags that holds the gifts. In the picture is also the yarn which attaches the bags to the fabric. A close-up of the spurce fabric and the textile and paper gift bags that holds the gifts. In the picture is also the yarn which attaches the bags to the fabric.

We started with VINTER metre fabric because we love the giant Christmas tree print, but you could always paint your own abstract creation on a piece of plain fabric. Hang it on a curtain rod and frame it with LED string lights and you’ve got yourself some instant Christmas cheer.

To attach the goodie bag ornaments, we sewed red twine through the fabric and tied it around small canvas and paper bags labeled with numbers. For an easier fix, just pin the bags on. Next step: open them up and enjoy what’s inside!

Be sure to check back next week for our next advent calendar idea.