Buttonbag Make Your Own Advent Calendar

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This gorgeous advent calendar kit contains everything you need to create a unique and stylish fabric calendar that you and your children will treasure for ever. Follow the simple instructions and decorate and sew the 24 pockets onto the cream cotton background. The kit contains: printed calendar backdrop, fabric for pockets, felt, letter templates, embroidery thread and needle kit. Please note: this kit contains plain fabric only.

Eligible for International Delivery
Suitable From
3 years


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Buttonbag Make Your Own Advent Calendar 3.7 5 6 6
Very good product and good value. Easy to make just took a little time. But looks very pretty once made. 10 December 2013
Easy to make and Pretty! I received this product a couple of weeks before December, so I had given myself limited time to make this product for my daughter. It took a while but it was easy to use and quite quick to do. I am a novice crafter so it suited me, but a more advanced cratfer could easily make additions. I was able to add some extra buttons and fabrics to make the advent calender really personal to both me and my daughter (2 years old) I was even able to sew buttons to make a number 18, out of some of the buttons from my maternity dresses! It was quite tricky to hang up with the bits provided, however we solved this by sewing 3 cotton loops and sticking on 3 large plastic hooks to the living room door. This was very cheap to do. My daughter loves it! it took a few days for her to realise that she could only open one pocket a day, but now she really looks forward to it. I have filled it with small toys, candy cane, cat toys, to encourage her to realise Christmas is not just about her. I think this product for the price is fantastic, you can personalise as much as you wish, or keep the designs quite simple. I have recommended this to all of my fellow mums! I think the colourful nature of the product is great fun. My family have all enjoyed having it on the wall. I may only be able to get away with not having it hanging on the door on the 25th because there will be lots of presents to distract my daughter! 09 December 2012
Disappointing This product is basically a printed tea towel with some felt and buttons for embellishments. Really wish that i had spent time looking in the box before buying as it will not be suitable to be hung in my home as it is cheap in appearance. 04 November 2012
NOT Christmassy Really disappointed with the product, as it is not what is shown in the picture! The material for the pockets are not as shown they are bright colorful sheets which do not make the calender look Christmassy at all. Otherwise a nice little kit, but will need different material or something to make it more appropriate. 11 November 2011
Different Product Received!? Really lovely kit with clear instructions, unfortunately had to be returned as the kit sent to me was not the same as the one pictured with the spotty & gingham christmas fabrics. The website picture needs to be updated so you know what it is you will actually receive. Really disappointing! 09 November 2011
Just what I was looking for! This kit is basic and gives you all the materials you need and an idea how to put it together. Making the calendar can be kept really simple for children or people who want a simple effect or you can add your own ideas and extra decoration. 29 October 2011
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