This weekend I made an advent garland!
The garland is made from 24 small brown paper envelopes...
... decorated with gold paper doilies and silver embossed cake ribbon (available from my supplies shop) ....
.... and suspended on silver cord using the gold & silver mini pegs I bought a couple of weeks ago:
You could use any decorative papers you fancy to make your own garland, and mini wooden pegs are available from most craft stores.
If you want to number each envelope, you could add number stickers or handwritten numbers in marker pen, or print the numbers out on your computer & use a circle template to cut them out neatly.
Then you can fill each envelope with whatever you fancy - messages, silly Christmas jokes or individually wrapped sweets.
(Many thanks to my neighbour who kindly let me use her lovely fireplace as a setting for these photos!)
Please feel free to borrow photos if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to the original source, and do not reproduce my entire tutorial on your site. Thanks!
For more crafty goodness, check out my books: Super-Cute Felt and Super-Cute Felt Animals.