Friday, 11 November 2011

Loo Roll Advent Calendar

1st Loo Roll Advent Calendar finished, l just need to add the numbers....when l can find them!
Each has a message of hope and encouragement and a chocolate
Need to make a second one though as l have 2 boys who expect a calendar each lol
All you need is the cardboard tubes from used loo rolls or kitchen roll
scraps of wallpaper 
double sided tape 
some bought snow flakes or a punch and thin card
and circles for the numbers

1. cover the loo rolls with wallpaper 
2. pinch the one end together and staple
3. take a snowflake and add a circle to the centre then stick it to the tube
4. Add a chocolate and message to each tube and pinch the other end the opposite way and staple
5. add the number to the circle

They could be hung with an additional ribbon, but l decided to put them in a large dish on the coffee table
They would also make great wrappings for small presents too
have fun
hugs to all x


  1. I've often thought of doing something creative like this for an advent calendar, but realistically I don't have the time to do it. Yesterday I bought two little advent calendars (you're right you have to have one each if there is chocolate inside) and now my biggest problem is where do I store them to prevent the chocolate melting before Christmas! Chocolate and summer don't always mix successfully!
    xXx Helen

  2. what a brilliant idea hope you don't mind me sharing it on facebook for a friend to see as she was asking about advent calanders the other day, i'm making one out of tin cans for a swap, so can't say too much at the moment!!!