Nov 212014

Bob and I love being creative. We also love Christmas! Who doesn’t?

For the last few years I have had a little wooden advent train. I bought this before Bob came along and my husband and I used to fill up alternate days for each other. Now Bob is here it’s all hers. Last Christmas my train was a bit worse for wear. The funnel had broken off and the carriages kept coming unhooked.

When Hobbycraft asked if we would like to review one of the DIY advent calendars I knew it was time to say goodbye to my train. We were sent a big wooden advent tree, paint, glitter glue, pva and some little wooden numbers.

I couldn’t wait to get painting! It looked like quite a big job so we roped in my nephew to help us.


As the paint was acrylic I didn’t wanted risk the children getting it on their clothes. I put Bob in a pair of old pyjamas and I gave my nephew a pair of mine. He will not be happy about me putting photos of him in a Daisy Duck top on here. 🙂


We had lots of fun painting and I realised that the calendar would take a few sessions to complete.


If you have the luxury of child free time this would be a lovely project for a grown up. My Bob free hours are few and far between so I knew from the beginning that it would have to be a joint effort.


It was lovely to decorate the calendar together and Bob is very excited about being able to open the drawers in the run up to Christmas!



I think the fact that this calendar has drawers rather than doors is great. My train had doors and if it was on a slightly uneven surface they would swing open.


Our Christmas Advent Tree is now complete and waiting for the exciting build up to Christmas. I am looking forward to finding little treats and trinkets to fill it with.


Disclaimer: We were sent the advent kit. Free of charge for the purpose of this review but all opinions and photographs are our own.

 Posted by Charlotte on November 21, 2014 Reviews  Add comments

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    I love it!!

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