The Little Scandinavian Advent Calendar will sadly not be running this year, as we simply have not had the time organising it. However, not to disappoint you completely, we’ve shared the best online Advents Calendars for children’s clothes and toys.
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It’s November and Winter time, it’s getting colder and the days are getting shorter. So, between Halloween and Christmas… what happens in the month of November?
© Maileg Advent Calendar from 2011
Don’t you just love being waked up by excited children, rising early and in pyjamas and bare feet running downstairs? Just imagine their happy faces and eager little hands, when they one tippitoes are trying to reach up to todays surprise in the Advent Calendar!
An Advent calendar isn’t only a countdown to Christmas. It also takes you through the dark, cold and wet month of December. And making one could be the perfect little diy project this autumn. Below is favourite Advent Calendars, Scandinavian style of course.
It’s the time of the year again, with Advent soon approaching. Why not make it a bit more special this year? An Advent Calendar can be so much more than a daily sweet wrapped in cartoon box.
When I was a child my mum made us a Christmas train, with all the carriages carrying small surprises. We used to love it! Now my sister has it and her children are enjoying it!
We’ve gathered a few simple yet decorative Advent Calendars, that could be purchased or easily DIY for one crafty person.
The Ferm Living Advent Calendar 2012 is a wall mounted Christmas House Calendar ready for you to wrap up little calendar gifts and hide it in all the 24 small pockets. Made in cotton, and measures 100cm tall.
Hide 24 little treats or surprises in these beautiful reindeer print paper envelopes, from Ahoi meise. fasten with a red Christmas band and hang up on the wall, or place on a book shelf or side table for a rustic Nordic Christmas display.
We found this advent calendar ata great lovely Danish art and crafts blog.
If you are crafty (and have the time) you could simple DIY by printing out reindeer and numbers to glue on white envelopes.
Have you seen this Christmas House in the snow?
Wrap up 24 tiny presents in contrasting fabric, or why not newspaper, decorated with vintage angel postcards and small pine tree branches. Fasten all the presents to this beautiful Petite Legarth Advent Calendar 2012.
Made of Liberty fabric, and available in brown, turquoise, purple and pink from Lille Figaro. Dimensions 77cm x 37cm.
See more from the Danish designer at Petite Legarth Christmas
This house may fit very well in any hall or kitchen and may be used for post cards and small notes throughout the rest of the year if you can’t bare to take it down after Christmas.
For gift wrapping inspiration we recommend checking out
5 quick gift wrapping ideas at the White Bench blog.
Last year we featured the popular DIY Reindeer Advent Calendar. Cut out in wood and painted white. This simple Advent Calendar would instantly ad a Nordic touch to any Christmas home.
A reader of Little Scandinavian was so inspired by the post How to make a reindeer advent calendar that she decided to make her own. “I loved the DIY reindeer advent calendar with brown packages. I was so inspired that I made my own.Wandering around the craft store looking for interesting containers and wrapping was great fun, and I really enjoyed putting them together.”
And we have to say it looks lovely, Trish! The green and red gift wrapping looks rather festive too! Very Scandi-Chic indeed!
Only a few days left to the 1st of December but still time to make a homemade Scandi Chic Advent Calendar for the family.
What we find particular nice with this one is that when your children bring home their Christmas Decoration from school there’s a place to hang it up! Also, when emptied on the day the cones can also be saved for the Christmas tree decoration on the 23d of December, and then be filled with home made sweets and treats and be very decorative on the Christmas tree. So in addition to being reusable and multifunctional this homemade Advent Calendar is also unbelievable chic and decorative.
The base: From the forest a large branch
The parcels: Nostlagic old style, easy homemade cones, filled with sweets and small toys.
Also, do check out the handmade affordable branch pendant over at decor8blog by the Swedish blogger Anna-Malin Lindgren