Se7en’s Easy Advent Banner…

So we had our Advent Calendar up on the 1st!!! Quite an achievement and everyone was well pleased with the effort!!! We have made elaborate Advent Calendars in the past… but really the simpler the better seems to work for us!!!


This is how in Se7en Steps:

  1. Use bright paper and markers.
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  3. Draw and decorate some Christmas decorations.
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  5. You should have 24 bright decorations ready for the next step.
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  7. Once you are happy with your decorations then bring out the glitter glue.
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  9. Leave your artwork out to dry…
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  11. Once the glitter and glue have dried then cut out your shapes and tape a paperclip to the back of them…
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  13. At this stage you could turn these into little pockets and add treats in them… but we just stuck ours onto plain paper… And cut them out.
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    And the Se7en + 1th Step…

  15. We numbered the back of the shapes, on the plain side… 1 through one through to 24.
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And we were done…

The shapes are easy to string up because of the paperclips…

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And we have a string of numbered decorations up…


Stretching across the kitchen…


Each day we get to turn one decoration around…


Day by day until Christmas…

Until all the decorations are facing outwards…


If you are looking for ideas to pack into your advent calendar then just follow this link… My kids know we will play a game a day and we have lots of pre-Christmas things to do… Now is the time for us to get our thinking caps on… get all our plotting and planning and secret projects sorted out…


12 Replies to “Se7en’s Easy Advent Banner…”

  1. Hay Annabel Candy… So great you stopped by and commented!!! Our kitchen is our favorite room… and big enough for all of us!!! So thrilled with your Fee Personal Writing Guide, what a great gift for your readers!!!

  2. Hay Maggy, The trick is seriously to have a bunch of kids or start weeks in advance!!! But it was super quick and easy for my bunch… in fact they were begging for more!!! Hope you have a fun weekend!!!

  3. So bright and cheerful! So creative and lovely! Just PERFECT to celebrate the joy of this season. All you need now is SNOW! :):):)

  4. SNOW, KM…SNOW!!! I actually don’t know how we would survive the snow – remember we are very flimsy sunny South Africans… all about the sunshine… no sunshine = no funshine!!! Really this past winter was especially mild and we about died!!! ANyway I hope you get piles of snow and we will watch you have fun in it in total awe!!!

  5. Hay Leslie, I love it when you stop by!!! This craft was so quick and easy… and yet doesn’t look it… it helps to have a crowd of kids sometimes!!! Hope you have a great weekend on the far side of the world!!!

  6. My dear,absolutely thee most beautiful wowing eye catching heart stopping banner for Advent ever created… You truly are a gifted family, or is that us whom are gifted to have been shared with, all of this Light you offer so freely???? …. God Bless Merry Christmas xo

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