Last Minute Advent Ideas

Advent chaos. It gets to the last day of November and I am overwhelmed by all of the fabulous things I have not done in preparation for advent. Decorations, Jesse tree and a new and inventive advent calendar….. So here are some last minute ideas I have been collecting on Pinterest. The last one is for the grown ups!
 Variations on the small paper bag theme are endless. Find some great advent readings online and print them out and add a small treat.
 Super fast way to reuse your muffin tray!

 If you are good with a hot glue gun and spray paint, here is the peg and board idea.

Covered rolls are simple and fun, especially if you are trying to theme your Xmas decorations and use natural products – linen, brown paper and string.
 This idea is super cute and one I can imagine leaving up after the event.

More paper bags – it is all in the way you hang them. Different lengths add visual interest and caters for small kiddies and slightly older teens wanting to participate.

Really simple use of newspaper and wash tape. Possibilities are endless here, but I like their uniform size and shape. Find a great box or container to hold them all.

 I am sure you have seen this one on social media. Advent for grown ups. You could substitute anything really for the wine. Boutique beers, small bottles from the mini bar,  a new coffee bean or cordial favour?
Here is hoping you get your Advent ideas organised today.

Avoid Advent Disappointment

….and start your handmade advent calendar now. Each year I have great plans, intentions, ideas….and at the end of November I find myself a little panicked. In 2011 we had a ‘uber’ cool advent calendar made of black paper coffee cups, threaded with brown twine and decorated with red numbers. Each cup contained a special advent verse and a sweet treat.

I have found so much inspiration on pinterest. Have you planned your advent?