As Christmas gets nearer and the 1st of December is almost upon us, I’ve rounded up some simple ideas for alternative advent calendars. Instead of buying chocolate calendars from the supermarket, try some of these ideas and add your own surprises!
If you’re looking for something less traditional to gift wrap your presents, try this selection from Papermash, where you can buy festive stamps for gift tags, twine and decorative tape.
For a very cute table decoration, these tiny Christmas trees couldn’t be simpler to make. Use coloured card, brown paper or sheet music cut with pinking scissors to give a serrated edge and thread at alternative angles onto a cocktail stick or skewer, depending on the height you want your tree, then sit inside a pretty container such as these mirrored glass votive’s.