Christmas is right around the corner, are you ready for the count down?
I love the tradition of the Advent calendar but is the first time i made one. In Italy the advent calendar is not the main tradition, we usually start decorating our houses on the day of the Immaculate Conception, December 8. Along with the fancy lights, wreaths and trees, presepe (or nativity scenes) are displayed in many churches, piazzas and also private houses.
The idea for my DIY Advent Calendar came since i wanted to make a presepe too this year . In “nativity scenes” italians usually demonstrate their artistic impulse, and so do I!
Here is my idea of a DIY advent calendar that will absolutely inspire you to make your own. Materials you need:
- n. 25 brown cardboard boxes
- one white cardboard sheet
- n. 25 small plastic animals (preferably in white)
- little pom poms
- glue/scissors…and fantasy