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DIY Wooden Advent Calendar With HobbyCraft

I love Christmas, not just for the family fun, celebrations and gifts, well maybe the gifts *winks*, but for all of the traditions that we keep each year. Such as crafts, don’t get me wrong, I craft all year round and the kiddies love it too, but the Christmas crafts are a biggy. The kids get into the Christmas spirit by making decs, whether it be for the tree or something to hang on the wall. I of course, being the soppy sentimental mother that I am, get all emotional each year, when I come across old makes that the boys have made from years gone by.
Then there’s the Christmas eve boxes that I do for the boys each year. I love filling them with fun little nic nacs for them to rummage through. And of course there’s the advent calendars. Normally we go for the chocolate ones, but there are so many to choose from isn’t there?!


Hobbycraft have some lovely wooden advent bases to choose from. So I thought I would have a go at decorating one myself.


Here is what you need

Decoupage paper

Glue Gun

Acrylic paint

Double sided foam pads



I went with a snowy theme. Firstly I painted the base with white acrylic paint. I added some decoupage paper to give it a little colour and matched my little card numbers and ‘let it snow plaque’ using picmonkey. I glued on a few little decorations such as the mini bauble, snowflake and the snowballs (mini cotton wool balls) to finish off.


Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!




I love my new advent calendar. I just need some little goodies to fill it with now.

 Have you made your own advent calendars before?#makeitdontbuyit with Hobbycraft and save yourself pounds!

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  1. Dean of Little Steps

    November 21, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I love this! We already have a wooden Advent calendar and we’ve had it for years. But I’m liking this one, because you can decorate it the way you want it 🙂

    1. Jayne

      November 21, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you!
      I love it, they are great value too 🙂

  2. Agata

    November 21, 2016 at 11:56 am

    super cute! Totally love the look of it and it can be re-used later on 🙂

    1. Jayne

      November 21, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Thank you 🙂
      Yes it’s brilliant because you could change the theme each year.

  3. Kim Carberry

    November 21, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Ohh! That is gorgeous! Well done you!
    It is such a good idea to make one that you can reuse x
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  4. Joanna

    November 21, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Wow in love this you have made me want to have a go and make my own. I love how u can personalise it to fit in with it own style. I love the colours u have used.

  5. Jon

    November 21, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Absolutely LOVE this! Going to steal this idea for next year I think!

  6. Natalia Molinero

    November 22, 2016 at 9:37 am

    I love Advent calendar and this one is really pretty, I would love to make it if I had the time, maybe next year! x
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  7. Fashion and Style Police

    November 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    This is beautiful. Well done. Never tried making mine before.

  8. Kara

    November 22, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    We have a similar advent calendar that I bought but this is better, what a lovely idea
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  9. Rachel

    November 23, 2016 at 8:21 am

    This is just beautiful and what an amazing idea! You ace done such a good job x

  10. Yvonne

    November 23, 2016 at 9:44 am

    I really love this. A great idea and it truly looks fantastic. You have done a wonderful job xx

  11. clairejustine

    November 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    This is beautiful! I love how you decorated this Jayne. I need to think about making my daughter something like this for advent 🙂
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