Advent Calendar – All ready for the fairies to fill.

Posted On November 30, 2014| Leave a reply

Today we hung the girls Advent Calendar all ready for the start of December.  A few weeks ago I started thinking of ideas for our Advent Calendar.  I wanted to create something that we could use again in years to come.

I finally settled on the idea of little bags that we can hang and fill with little treats.  I brought 24 miniature drawstring bags.  Then using my heat press and some transfer paper I printed numbers 1 – 24 on them.

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I then painted some bog standard wooden pegs red.  I just happened to have a can of Red Annie Sloan paint out that we are using for another project however any red paint would have done the trick.

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Originally I had the idea of using fairy lights and making a pom pom garland but then I discovered the beauty of origami fairy lights.  They look so effective.  I first came across the idea of the origami fairy lights via origami est.  She runs some great looking pop up cafe courses where you can make your own.  However I couldn’t make that date so I decided to try and make my own using an Origami Book I have.  There are loads of amazing tutorials online which will show you how to make the basic water bomb shape.  I think the ones made by Origami Est are amazing as they are triangular rather than square….(way too advanced for me)

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So using some fancy Indian wrapping paper I found in Hobby Craft I made a string of origami fairy lights with some battery operated LED lights.

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I am really pleased with the end result.  Now to fill it before the morning.   You can check out my ideas for Advent fillers here.

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