My Handmade Christmas part 3

Advent calendar. Children love advent calendars. They are so excited to open a small box, sachet or door every day from the 1st of December until Christmas day. You can fill the calendar with chocolate, small presents or activities ideas.

Here is an easy tutorial for making one.

You will need:

  1. Driftwood or branch
  2. Twine
  3. 24 small brown
  4. Stencil and marker
  5. 24 Pegs
  6. A branch of fir or cypress or eucalyptus etc
  7. Small chocolate or candy
  8. 24 activities printed on small cards (optional)


  • Write the numbers from 1 to 24 on each envelope with the marker and stencil.
  • Fill each envelope with a candy or chocolate and the activity cards
  • Hang the 24 envelopes on the driftwood with the twine.
  • You can hang the whole thing on the wall. Not too high so that your child can reach it.

Enjoy making it and don’t forget to share your creations on Instagram and tag @ourmodusvivendi

Christiana Anastassiou

Christiana Anastassiou


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