We love making our own advent calendars here at Betsy Benn, and this gorgeous wooden initial is a great way to display 25 days of amazing treats!
Each oversized letter is engraved with stars, giving you space to string little treats for each morning of December.
Creating a DIY advent calendar for yourself or your family is the BEST way to reduce waste (no unwanted gifts), make it meaningful, and have a lot of fun.
We also wanted to design the perfect way to display the gifts that you choose! This advent calendar hangs on the wall, so it doesn't take up precious surface space or get dumped on the kitchen worktop every morning. (Does that drive anyone else crazy?!)
Instead, we take an initial of your choice, cut from sustainably sourced cherry veneer wood that we have overprinted with a mist forest scene, with an array of cut-out stars. Towards the bottom, there are more than enough stars from which to hang 24 or 25 small advent gifts. At the top there are two stars, strung with ribbon, to hang your advent calendar on the wall.
And if you want to get started on filling your advent calendar, a personalised Christmas decoration is a beautiful addition. Normally £11, but purchase a reindeer or star today with your advent calendar for just £8.
You can use it year after year and even displayed in a bedroom or kitchen when not being used for advent. They look so beautiful with string lights behind the stars!
The only thing left to do now is to choose your gifts (and we have a blog post FULL of inspiration to help you out). Our large wooden initial also comes with a set of 1-25 silver star tags, just in case you want to specify certain gifts on certain days.
Our personalised wooden advent calendar is approximately 56cm x 38cm but will vary slightly depending on the letter chosen.
These gorgeous wooden initials are laser cut from sustainably sourced 6mm cherry veneer wood and sent to you packaged in a recycled cardboard wrap.
the Betsy Benn team:
Founded in 2010, Betsy Benn is a unique online shop for unique and unusual stationery, gifts, and artwork. Led by Betsy herself, our small, all-female team is passionate about helping you to tell your story through design, and we love hearing and reading your stories.