‘Not good enough for Pinterest’ advent calendar

As an avid Pinterester, (mainly “Oooh”s and “Wow”s and never getting round to making any of the things) I have been meaning to make my own advent calendar for a few years now. But December 1st just seems to creep up so quickly. Then I quickly rush out and buy a cheap chocolate thing. Our one from last year (Peppa Pig) is actually still sitting behind the wine rack in the kitchen. With chocolate still in. That’s how rubbish cheap advent calendar chocolate is. And also how rubbish I am at tidying up but never mind that.

 

Somehow I managed to (almost completely…) make one this year – before December! Hooray! It’s a bit rubbish in places but we’re quite happy to have it up on the wall! (Just not the Pinterest wall – because that’s more important obviously.)

 

The almost good advent calendar!

The almost good advent calendar!

 

Jumbly numbery
Jumbly numbery

 

17! (This is my favourite - don't know why)
17! (This is my favourite – don’t know why)

 

December 1st!
December 1st!

 

Take the picture already so I can have my treat
Take the picture already so I can have my treat

 

You may have noticed not all the days of the month are represented… yes, I ran out of bags. Got 20 more days to add the last few though eh?

 

Final word of warning if you’re thinking of making your own advent calendar (Quick! It’s December already!) – you will find yourself searching around for small toys/treats/something other than chocolate for every bag…and end up spending even more than you would on one of those expensive Playmobile things that you shake your head at for being an expensive luxury…

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