Advent Calendar D.I.Y ³

In do it yourself
am 30. November 2011
This year, I made three advent calendars for three different [groups of] people – my flatmate, my family [=parents & brother & sister] and my wonderful boyfriend. For the first two, I used this fantastic idea by Stef / magnoliaelectric. Here’s what I used:
  • a pinboard [I painted the frame white]
  • a lot of pins
  • paperclips
  • little white paper bags
  • numbered stickers
  • thread
.. and, of course, a lot of little gifts: mainly chocolates, other sweets & tea bags [my parents and my flatmate love tea]. My flatmate’s birthday is in the end of november, so I thought I would give her this calendar as a birthday + christmas – present. She likes it a lot :] I wanted this calendar to fit perfectly into my parent’s dining room, so I added this teal tissue paper and light blue ribbon because they have a lot of accents in these colour family. It was hard to get something for four persons into the little bags every day, so sometimes I had to use more than one. Sven helped me a lot with this, thank you <3 I hope that they'll be using it as a pinboard after christmas. Loved these little santa clauses! I cannot show you very much of this one because Sven reads my blog… I had to do something different because he already saw the ones for the others, so I used a lot of different wrapping papers [with coffee beans because he’s a coffee addict, and green and yellow because his room has these colours] and just wrapped up a present for every day on its own. Then I tied them together with yarn. The stickers say „FIVE“, „SIX“ and „SEVEN“ in German 😉 Sven made an advent calendar for me as well. Here’s a peek: Awww, Nerd Love! ♥ These are binary numbers. We study together and met at an preliminary course :]
Hopefully I could give you some last-minute inspiration… or maybe for next year. Happy December!

12 Kommentare

  • Simplyfrabulous

    This DIY advent calendar are lovely. My favourite is the flatmate one. Great post!

    30. November 2011 um 23:39 Antworten
  • mareike.

    um gottes willen, wie herzallerliebst ist das mit den binärzahlen denn bitte? :,)
    deine sehen auch sehr famos aus. ich habe einen bier-kalender gebastelt für den freund, der sieht eher langweilig aus. leider.

    01. Dezember 2011 um 06:16 Antworten
    • Katha Strophe

      Ich finds auch so gut – wäre selbst gar nicht auf die Idee gekommen.
      Hehe, ein Bierkalender hätte meinem sicherlich auch gefallen 😀

      04. Dezember 2011 um 14:04 Antworten
  • Unapologetically Mundane

    Whoo, Sven’s calendar looks like it might be big enough to take up his entire room. That, or else it’s just a really close-up shot. Adorable either way!

    I love you Germans and your funny-looking ones. As in the number. Not as in people. Was that clear? Just checking.

    01. Dezember 2011 um 20:35 Antworten
    • Katha Strophe

      Oh, it’s just really close-up.

      I never realized that we have different ones!

      04. Dezember 2011 um 14:08 Antworten
  • Fräulein Mini

    Da warst du ja nicht nur fleißig, sondern auch wahnsinnig kreativ! Wie gern wäre ich da deine Mitbewohnerin 😉
    Du hast einfach tolle Iden! Besonders die Elch-Wäscheklammern sind der Hammer.

    02. Dezember 2011 um 18:26 Antworten
    • Katha Strophe

      Dankeschön! Meine Mitbewohnerin ist grade nicht da, du kannst vorbeikommen und ihren Kalender öffnen 😉

      Die Wäscheklammern hab ich von dm, waren auch gar nicht so teuer!

      04. Dezember 2011 um 14:09 Antworten
  • Anonymous

    Ahh das mit dem Binärsystem ist ja genial! Ahhhhh und noch 11,5 Monate bis zum nächsten Adventskalenderbasteln 😉 Immerhin kriege ich alle Nummern noch so hin, musste es natürlich sofort ausprobieren!

    05. Dezember 2011 um 16:49 Antworten
  • Nadine

    AAAAAAAAHHHH! Die Binärzahlen – wie süüüüüß! Oh mein Gott, ich bin grad völlig hin und weg 🙂

    30. November 2012 um 07:42 Antworten
  • Malene

    Great advent calendars, Katha! 😀 I managed to make mine too – now I just need to put it all together. It’s not that easy when you live with your boyfriend in a 1-room apartment. The only place I can send him to is the toilet….

    30. November 2012 um 20:57 Antworten
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