I only managed to finish this year's advent calendar in the nick of time but it's done and I'm very happy with it.
And the kid loves it, which is the point really, isn't it?!
There are 24 circular 'pouches' that close on the top by means of ribbons and so are re-usable.
Inside is a piece of paper with a Christmas craft or activity written on it while some may have a small piece of candy or an itsy bitsy festive toy/decoration.(The pictures are taken before the pouches were stuffed so they all lie flat.)
The pouches have two ribbon loops, one short, one long and when you thread the long one into the small one, it closes and secures the opening.
The hanger was tampered with so that I could thread the loops of all the circles through it. I just cut it open with wire cutters on one side and made two hooks that you can open and close as needed.
I made a similar one last year but I filled and then sealed shut each circle with glue, so they had to be torn open to get to the inside which was a shame really given all that work that went into making them....
That's why I made them re-sealable this year. Re-sealable means re-usable and that means less waste - and less work for hard-working mothers....
To see the step-by-step tutorial on how to make this advent calendar, click here.