As you near December 25, add to the excitement of Santa’s arrival by starting each day with a lovely message or small gift.
C6 white envelopes (25)
Sticky tape or pins
White-painted pinboard or similar
Paper or card (for handwritten notes)
Small wooden pegs (25)
Selection of flora
Tip: Look for bulk packets of small envelopes and small wooden pegs at discount stores or craft stores such as Spotlight.
Using pen, neatly write numbers 1–25 on bottom right-hand corner of each envelope. Alternatively, print numbers with your home printer.
Measure and cut five 1m lengths of cord.
Tape or pin cord to a white-painted pinboard or similar, spacing each one to suit.
Place handwritten notes or small gifts inside each envelope.
Working from the top row, left to right, peg the envelopes onto the string in numerical order.
Decorate the calendar with sprigs of flora on randomly selected envelopes.
Starting December 1, take turns to open an envelope until the big day.
Tip: If using, you’ll find inexpensive pinboards at IKEA. Apply water-based primer, then coat in white paint using a paintbrush or mini roller.
For more merry makes, pick up the December issue of Home Beautiful magazine, on sale 12th November 2018.
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