So.... who would sit and individually wrap 75 chocolate buttons in little squares of foil??? I would! Last year, before I first visited blogland, I made this advent calendar for my children. I was fed up of the nasty chocolate you get in the advent calendars in the shops, and begrudge paying an arm and a leg for the decent ones when you get less chocolate than in a packet of smarties! I can fill this one with enough chocolate for my three little darlings from just over two packets of chocolate buttons (which only cost about 10p a packet if your fella works at Cadbury's..... I've told you girls, he's ALL mine!)
I cut the tree from a rice krispie packet and covered it with felt I bought from hobbycraft. I cut out 50 felt hearts and stitched them together to make 25 little pockets. I numbered them using the Bang! Zoom! alphabet in my Bigshot. A few bells for baubles, some ribbon around the top of the bucket and on the back to hang it up and some hand-stitching around the star to finish.
It took me weeks to make, but I'll definitely be using it every year!
Love 'n' hugs,