I made an advent calendar, and as I think it’s pretty cute I made a tutorial.
It was done in about an hour, so this would be just the right project for last-minute crafting.
Basically it’s a long strip of fabric, sewn together at one end. Everyday, one opens one bow and one sweet will come out.You will need:
- number tags (I attached the file with the ones I used at the end)
- hole punch 1 and 1 3/4 inch (optional)
- stapler to attach the number tags to the ribbon
- needle and thread, or a sewing machineCut your fabric:
The strip of fabric should be wide enough to comfortably wrap the biggest of your sweets with a bit (at least an inch) of overlapping.
To determine the length of your fabric: Arrange all the sweets in a line with about one inch of space between each of them. Measure how long your line of sweets is, then add 5 to 10 inches at every end – This is the lenght of fabric you will need, probably you will need to piece it together. If you want, you can seam the rectangle, I didn’t bother to do so.Then sew the one end shut as shown in the sketch
And, tadaaa: You're done. Now it just needs to be filled.
To fill it, start with the closed side. Put in one sweet, tie the section off with a piece of ribbon and attach the tag with the number 24 to the ribbon. Then repeat until you reach number 1.
If you have questions, please ask!
I also added the file with the numbers: For the smaller circles I used an one-inch circle punch. The larger ones are 1 3/4 inch in diameter. The file is in A4 format, but I laid everything out in a way that it should work on letter-format paper as well.