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Brighten up the days until Christmas Eve by making your own advent calendar, use the Christmas countdown Christmas calendar from ferm LIVING and discover our tips to help you fill it.

DIY Advent calendar - Tips to inspire you to fill your own advent calendar

Are you looking for something new to do for Christmas this year? Brighten the days leading to Christmas by making your loved ones a personalised advent calendar! Fill the advent calendar with fun design gifts, exciting days out and creative activities to complete. Here are our tips to help you fill your own advent calendar.
Friday 21st October 2022
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Brighten up the days until Christmas by making your own advent calendar, use the Christmas countdown Christmas calendar from ferm LIVING to put presents in.
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GUIDE TO MAKING YOUR OWN ADVENT CALENDAR

Christmas is a time of longing and joy. Making your own advent calendar is a perfect way to you’re your loved ones enjoy the lead up to Christmas and is a perfect surprise on the first of December. Find inspiration to help you fill your advent calendar in our handy guide.

MAKE YOUR OWN ADVENT CALENDAR FROM BAGS, ENVELOPES OR ANYTHING ELSE!

The first step in making an advent calendar is to decide what the advent calendar should look like. Do you want to use ready-made bags or do you want to wrap 24 packages from scratch and hang them up? The possibilities are endless - the only limit is your imagination.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF ADVENT CALENDARS

Use the Christmas countdown Christmas calendar from ferm LIVING and fill your own advent calendar with the Kay Bojesen monkey, Christmas pendant, mini chair, skates or scented candles.

Make your own advent calendar and fill the bags with a scented candle, design classics such as Kay Bojesen's monkey or Christmas pendants such as the skates from Lene Bjerre, which can be linked to an activity you want to do together.

IDEAS TO HELP YOU FILL YOUR ADVENT CALENDAR

Once you have your advent calendar naturally the next step is to fill each slot with a gift that you think the person who opens the advent calendar will like and find joy in. Finding 24 gifts can be challenging, but we have several tips on what you can give.

  • For the master chef: spice grinders, kitchen utensils, kitchen towel
  • For the design lover: a set of mini vases, candlestick, mugs, bowls or other ideas from one of our classic design brands
  • For the fan of Christmas: A Christmas star, mugs for mulled wine, hanging tree decorations
  • For the one who loves to host: linen napkins, cutlery, corkscrew, napkin rings
  • For the one who loves to treat themselves: make a spa kit with hand cream, scented sticks and scented candles
  • For the baker: recipes, a measuring set or spatula

If the gift is too big to fit inside the advent calendar, you can put a note in one of the slots with a clue to find the gift hidden somewhere in the home. Or you can write the number of the slot on the package and put it under your advent calendar.

Top tip: you do not need to fill every bag with a physical gift, gift your loved ones a day out or other exciting activities, simply pop a note inside the bag on that day telling that special someone what you will be doing. The same goes for recipes and other treats.

IDEAS TO HELP YOU FILL YOUR ADVENT CALENDAR

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Use the Christmas countdown Christmas calendar from ferm LIVING and fill your own advent calendar with mini spice grinders, Christmas pendant or small mug.

Fill the advent calendar with things that you think the person will appreciate and use. Why not add mini spice grinders, mulled wine mugs or lovely Christmas pendants to your advent calendar?

Use the Christmas countdown Christmas calendar from ferm LIVING and fill your advent calendar with the Marimekko vase, Kähler vase or Rörstrand mulled mug.

Classics such as a mini vase from Hammershøi or theSwedish Grace are perfect gifts for an advent calendar.

Use the Christmas countdown Christmas calendar from ferm LIVING and fill your advent calendar with a note for an activity such as ice skating.

Tips to fill your Advent calendar: Place a note in the bag for an activity you would like to do together along with a Christmas pendant or an item that represents that activity.

Use the Christmas countdown Christmas calendar from ferm LIVING and fill your advent calendar with lovely Christmas pendants from Georg Jensen.

Gift a lovely Christmas pendant like this one from Georg Jensen and fill your advent calendar with items that can be used year after year to hang on the Christmas tree.

We hope you have been inspired with lots of lovely ideas to help you fill your advent calendar and show your appreciation to the ones you love. Merry Christmas from us to you!

Photo: Elof Martinsson

Styling: Anna Magnusson

Linnéa Axelson
Writer

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