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26.11.12

20 DIY: Advent in a Jar

Contributor post by Penelope and Pip


There are so many beautiful advent calendar ideas being pinned at the moment we couldn't resist adding our own little idea to the mix.

Enter the "Advent in a Jar" which also doubles as a lovely Christmas garland to hang on your tree. That's a double advent calendar whammy! Hooray!

If you're like me and a bit short of space to hang an advent calendar then this is the perfect DIY for you.




We've put activities on our little daily messages, but if you had a bigger jar, you could attach little gifts too.

Let's get started with materials:


Materials:
  1. Jar (we used an old tomato paste jar)
  2. "Advent in a Jar" download (click HERE to download).
  3. Felt balls (or pom poms)
  4. Embroidery floss
  5. Needle
  6. Pen
  7. Scissors
  8. Glue

Step 1:  Print out the "Advent in a Jar" download and cut out all of the pieces.


Step 2: Write your little messages on each day.

We added activities like "go to the movies" and "visit a friend" as we wanted to get out and about at Christmas. You could even make it a treasure hunt which would be loads of fun for the kids.


Step 3: Attach your balls with a little dab of glue.

Don't add too much as you want to be able to rip off the paper tab so you can add each ball to your garland.


Step 4: Glue your circles on the lid and the side of the jar.


Step 5: Crinkle up your paper before popping the balls in the jar as this will give you more room.


Add your balls to the jar and pop the lid on ready to count down!


The fun part about this Advent calendar is every day you can add a ball to your garland.


And you'll have a gorgeous decoration for your tree by December 24th!


We hope you enjoy having some Christmas cheer in a jar.

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Rachael is an illustrator from Brisbane, Australia and is the creator of the whimsical world of Penelope and Pip. You can sneak a peek at her art prints and other pretty paper goods and see what other projects and adventures are inspiring her on her blog too.

20 comments:

jacqueline said...

This is such a cute idea! I really love it. And the colors are just amazingly gorgeous! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

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Pete said...

Rad Idea. A friend of mine is currently making a wish jar as a gift for someone, I'm totally going to pass this on to her. Perfect. Thanks.

Ana said...

love it!!

ista.ista.ista said...

This is, hands down, my official favorite advent idea! Thanks so much for sharing.
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Ana said...

I showed another options here:

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KleinesLieschen said...

So cute!

Best wishes from Germany ;o)!

heather said...

What a great simple idea - thank you for sharing!

Penelope and Pip said...

Aww! Thanks so much Ista!

Gemma Atwell said...

what a lovely idea. Paperchase (shop in the UK) has some adorable felt reindeer table scatters that would also work as an alternative to the pom poms! :)

Gemma
http://www.typicallyprettyenglish.blogspot.com

Tara Celeste said...

Love this! Anything with felted balls is cute!

Telescoping boxes said...

it such a great idea.
I love this
Thanks so much for sharing.

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Anonymous said...

This is an amazing idea! So creative and a great advent calendar!

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Jo said...

This is too creative and too lovely. Thank you for sharing! And I love your photos btw :)

Jo
www.newindecember.com

devon said...

Is there a way to find the download again?? The link isn't working anymore for me. This is the best advent ever!!

Mandy Dupree said...

I love this, too! I just stumbled across this amazing idea! Obviously, a little behind! Anyways, I tried to find the template and it is gone :( Sad day! Anyways, LOVE LOVE LOVE this particular Advent calendar!

Jess {The In-Between} said...

I adore this but can't find the download in the link that pops up.

Britt Kee said...

I found the link!

http://www.penelopeandpip.com/diy-project-33-advent-in-a-jar/

Betty Ben said...

This is an amazing idea, Thanks so much for sharing.

tessarh said...

Hello - I love this idea. Could you please repost the link for download? I would really love it.