Things have been getting pretty festive in our house. And before you ask, no – I haven’t gone completely bonkers and put the Christmas tree up 2 months early.
I needed a Christmas-themed project for Ouse Valley Living, and had wanted to try this fairy light advent garland since I saw something similar on Pinterest. It certainly brightened up the fireplace for a few days. Until all the chocolate money got eaten, anyway. Then it just looked a bit, well, crap.
It’s really easy to make – I used tissue paper to make the little paper packets (the idea is they can be easily pulled off and torn open each day), stamped them with numbers 1-24 and strung them from the fairy lights with cotton thread.
It came out very colour-coordinated (white must have been all the rage when we bought the tree decorations years ago), but I’d quite like to try it again with brightly coloured wrapping paper and multicoloured baubles. I’m all for mismatched colours and patterns these days.
If you’re after some more inspiration, have a read of these 5 handmade advent calendar ideas from last Christmas. Geez. How time flies when you’re having fun…