Kick start your Christmas festivities this year by making this fun hanging advent calendar DIY.
All you need are a few supplies and a bit of crochet knowledge to make the decorations for the gift bags.
Christmas isn’t Christmas without an advent calendar and this one is the perfect festive addition to your home.
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Make Your Own Advent Calendar
Like most people, we love a good countdown to Christmas day and making an advent calendar is such a great way to celebrate each day of the season.
I make one every year for my husband, looking for little gifts and treats to put in each gift bag.
This year the bags have been decorated with mini pom poms, mini crochet Christmas trees, crochet stars and mini crochet Santa hats.
*Scroll down for the free DIY/Crochet patterns*
What You Need
The Christmas calendar was made with a few simple supplies that I had in the house and others that I collected from a local craft store, which included;
- A wooden wreath
- Brown paper bags
- Mini wooden pegs
- Red and white striped string
- A hole punch
- Little wooden decorations
- Small pom maker / Clover 3/4 inch
- Lights – with battery
I also used some greenery from outside to add to the wreath for a festive look.
How To Make The Hanging Advent Calendar
I started by making all of the little Christmas decorations for the bags, making 6 of each.
- I then filled the bags with goodies and tied them closed, ready to be attached to the wreath.
- The numbers I used for the bags were from Wonen Voor Jou – a free printable that was super easy to print out and use.
- I made mini crochet Christmas trees to hang with small wooden cut out Christmas decorations.
- I bought the little wooden circles from a local craft shop.
- They feature cutouts of trees, reindeer and snowflakes.
- I also added mini crochet stars to some of the bags.
- Made from twine and red and white string, they have a rustic vibe.
- I also made mini crochet Santa hats, that were attached to the bags by threading twine through the top.
Adding Greenery To the Wreath
I also attached the greenery onto the wreath using wire – as you can see in the photo above.
- Just a couple of pieces of wire – to keep the wreath in place will do, the wire is for jewellery making and I had it leftover from another wreath project.
- The wreath looks good on its own or to be even more festive, you could add little lights.
- I added some battery operated lights and they look really festive!
I had so much fun making this advent calendar and I think you will too!
If you don’t want to make the crochet Christmas decorations that hang on the bags you could always replace them with store-bought decorations or if you have any leftover from your tree.
Take a look at the how-to below and see what you need to get started.
Mini Crochet Christmas Tree (Make 6) Tree Trunk Crochet Stars (Make 6 in twine and 6 in red and white string) Mini Crochet Santa Hat Pattern Mini Pom Poms Making The Advent Calendar If you want to use store-bought decorations or leftovers from your tree, they will be fine to use! The pattern is written using US crochet terms and abbreviations. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Mini Crochet Christmas Tree (Make 6)
Crochet Stars (Make 6 in twine and 6 in red and white string)
Mini Crochet Santa Hat Pattern
Mini Pom Poms
Making The Advent Calendar
If you want to use store-bought decorations or leftovers from your tree, they will be fine to use!
The pattern is written using US crochet terms and abbreviations.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
If you enjoyed making the advent calendar, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.
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Happy Knitting! xoxo