Christmas crafts

Gingerbread house advent garland

We’re all very excited that Advent has started in our house. Advent calendars have been opened, Advent candles lit, and our Elf on the Shelf has taken up his position in our house. We’ll be opening the first book in our book advent today too. This year I also made a little advent garland, each one features a small activity to keep us busy during this festive month.

I used brown paper bags (which I bought from Lakeland) and folded each one roughly into four equal parts, then cut them apart, turning over two corners on one side to make the roof.

gingerbread house garland

I decorated each house with some colourful washi tape and also used a small piece on the back of each house to keep the folded corners down. I thought it was good to make each a little different so I didn’t worry too much about taking measurements or running out of one type of washi tape.

gingerbread house garland (1)

I think they make a great advent garland, hung from little numbered pegs, and have added a little Christmas activity on the back of each one to keep us busy.

gingerbread house garland


Hopefully we’ll have time to do the following:

1 make a wreath
2 make a felt gingerbread house
3 go to a Pantomime
4 paper star garland
5 visit Father Christmas
6 make Reindeer dust
7 candy cane pipe cleaners
8 buy an Xmas tree with daddy
9 washi tape paper chains
10 write a letter to Father Christmas
11 wear new pyjamas to bed
12 gingerbread tea party
13 make mince pies
14 paper snowflakes
15 put up the Christmas decorations
16 make out own gingerbread playdough
17 decorate gingerbread biscuits
18 hang our stockings up by the fire
19 bake a gingerbread house
20 paint with cookie cutters
21 make our own mince pies
22 take a bag of toys to the charity shop
23 go to a carol concert
24 drive round town at night and look at the decorations

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    December 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Oh So cute! And you have the perfect blog name for Christmas too. Thanks for joining in with the link up Lou x

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    December 3, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Brilliant! And i didn’t see it at anybody else! Love it!
    thank you for linking your post with the #pinitparty

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