Making an advent calender

Hello :)
I am hoping to make the kids an advent calender this year; the fabric type with little pockets. Has anyone else done this? Any pics to share for ideas?

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  • Have you looked on Pinterest? :)
  • emg
    emg Posts: 1,390 Forumite
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    I made one using this panel....

    http://www.makoweruk.com/2014/01/1265q-cool-yule-advent/

    The instructions were a little confusing (Im a bit of a novice) but I found several online tutorials for similar calendars and it was really quick and easy to do.
  • rach_k
    rach_k Posts: 2,236 Forumite
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    Not quite the same thing but I made tiny little stockings out of a cheap red fleece blanket from Ikea (fleece won't fray and it's a bit stretchy), then used those little pegs you get for card-making and hung them on a ribbon above the fire. It worked really well.
  • It's not something I've done, but I love the look of some of these on pinterest
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  • Three years ago I bought ready made, decorative fleece bags on a string and filled them with goodies. It was nice, but in the following year the bags started to disintegrate and last year some fleece bags fell apart.

    I now got some advent calendars printed with photos from our skiing holidays. They are relatively expensive, but look great and contain branded Continental chocolates.
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