Do you count the days until Christmas? According to the calendar, you only have 25 days to surprise your family with some Christmas crafting suggestions. The craft is always a great idea, on the one hand allows you to spend more time with your family, on the other hand, it promotes the fine motor skills, concentration and development of the brain of your children. In this article, we show you an IKEA hack for a unique Advent calendar that you can make yourself without exceeding your budget. The following is a detailed guide for this smart craft idea for Christmas.
Ideas for crafting Christmas
The IKEA hacks for Christmas Yourself are quite good for adults and children alike. The advent calendar comes in a DIY look in the classic color combination of white and black. You can feel the balls with different varieties of small sweets. So every day you feel like opening a ball and enjoying the sweets. All Christmas crafts fans will enjoy this step by step guide.
The necessary equipment
The purchase list for the necessary materials, so you can make this beautiful advent calendar yourself, is short. You only need:
- Christmas balls (25 pieces)
- Stickers with numbers from 1 to 10
- IKEA trellis
- Acrylic paints (white, black and copper)
Step 1: The Christmas balls are painted.
First you stick a Christmas ball with the sticker with the number “1”, the second ball with the sticker with the number “2” and so until the last Christmas ball. After you have glued on all the glue, you can start painting. Our recommendation is that you change white and black color from the first to the 24th ball. The 25th ball sets you apart from the others by painting the ball with a copper-like paint. At the end, you should end up with the following:
- 12 white balls with even numbers
- 12 black balls with odd numbers
- 1 honey-sweet ball with the number “25”
Wait 30 minutes for the paint to dry.
Step 2: The Christmas balls are felt.
After the paint has dried, you can start peeling off the stickers. Let your imagination run free and feel the balls to taste. We felt our ball with sweets.
Step 3: The parts of the Advent calendar are assembled.
Tie the balls to the trellis with the thread. Your advent calendar is ready and you can hang it on the wall. Now you sit contentedly on the sofa and enjoy the nice result. Many other craft ideas You can read and be inspired on our website!