I can still clearly remember that before the advent season, my mother dug an advent calendar made of felt with little golden rings on which small packages were hung from the Christmas box. As a child, the anticipation for Christmas increased and it was a nice ritual. Maybe it is a little late with my children (they are ten and seven) to start such a tradition, but this year I finally sewed a reusable advent calendar out of fabric. It is not a real garland, just 24 bags that are hung on a cord. But I like them so neatly hung up much better than if I had pulled in a ribbon to close them. Every day after opening the door, the bag can be hung with the number to the back and then it really looks like a garland :).
Yes, the advent calendar is already hanging and that’s pretty nasty for children when you have to wait so long until the first door can be opened! In order not to tempt my children to feel the content, the calendar stays until November 30th. empty. This is similar to that in banks when a sign hangs there with the inscription: “Attack useless, safe is empty!”.
I don’t know at the moment who is more happy about it:
my children about the content or me, because the advent calendar just looks so delightful 🙂. Normally you artificially increase the level of difficulty. By hanging up the numbers in a disorderly manner and the children then have to search for three seconds. But since I sewed such neat little bags. Ironed them properly and labeled them properly with templates, they also had to hang accurately on the line. The bobble distribution, on the other hand, was allowed to happen randomly…
Oh wow, I actually took two step pictures! I made the bags during the day and for the bobble I crumbled on the couch in my pajamas. There’s nothing more to know about it. Except that I cut rectangles in the size 20 x 14 cm, turned the edge over at the top and then sewed them into bags.
I painted the numbers with a stencil and textile marker and made the pompons out of scraps of wool. I fished the rest of the decoration out of my Christmas box (ok, there are five!).
I’m curious to see whether I will get a second. Advent calendar tinkered for my son or whether both children have to share one. Then it would be over quickly with the contemplative Christmas time in the morning, when both storm the calendar. I see it, I have to do it again! Is your advent calendar ready yet?