Friday 5 November 2021

Advent calendar ideas for crafters

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Rather than buying one, I love the idea of putting together my own Advent calendars with a particular theme. This was sparked by the first ever wooden Advent calendar that we bought our then toddler, and I wrote a popular post filled with ideas for things to fill your own Advent calendar which I loved researching and updating.

Advent calendar filler ideas for crafters

As a crafter I would really enjoy receiving an Advent calendar filled with crafty bits and pieces as I count down to Christmas, and so I thought I'd have a browse for some ideas which would make great Advent calendar fillers for the crafty person in your life. Some of these gift ideas are a little large for the traditional wooden Advent calendar, but they could easily be wrapped and numbered separately for a small treat every day in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

So here's a big list of small gift ideas which would make wonderful fillers for a craft themed Advent calendar.

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Mini craft kits, especially those with a Christmas theme

They sound like an expensive item, but craft kits can be reasonably priced if you keep your eyes open, or if you buy a larger pack that can be split into smaller parts. I bought these lovely mini Christmas cross stitch kits in Hobbycraft (sneakily positioned by the till for impulse purchasing) and they were priced at just £5 for 3. There are many mini craft kits available, and if you buy a multipack you can spread them out over several days of your crafty Advent calendar.

Mini Christmas cross stitch kits from Hobbycraft


Christmas decorations to make

There are lots of options for blank decorations or gift tags which can be decorated for Christmas. We had a lot of fun decorating some blank wooden ornaments a few years ago - it's a simple and quick craft which is easy to do with pens and paints that you have lying around. Blank gift tags are also fun and easy to personalise as Christmas approaches.

Multipacks which can be divided up

A cheap way to purchase a new gift for each day of Advent is to buy a larger multipack and then split it up over separate days. For example below I've picked out some packs of punches, Christmas themed paper and ribbon along with metallic pens, which could easily be divided up to fill the entire Advent calendar!


Useful extra crafting supplies

There are some craft supplies that it's always useful to keep on hand, and basic supplies are usually inexpensive, especially when bought in bulk.

I hope that this gives you plenty of ideas if you are looking to fill your own Advent calendar for the crafter in your life!

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Main photo credit Kira auf der Heide via Unsplash.

1 comment:

  1. What a fab idea. I know someone who would love something like this. x


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