The new John Lewis Christmas ad has appeared on our TV's, which means I can now mention the C word on my blog once again. The last few months have flown by and I can't believe that Christmas is almost here again. I'm determined to be organised this year and get the Christmas presents bought before the beginning of December, and it all seems to be going to plan so far. The tree won't be going up for another month as the decorator is coming to finish off our lounge just before then, although I will probably be pestered into putting one in the kitchen at the beginning of the month.
Last year I made a gingerbread house advent calendar, but I've kept it nice and simple this year with a pegboard advent calendar on my desk (waiting for the decorator to come before I hang it on the wall).
It takes only a few minutes to put together, and you can hang your favourite chocolates on it. I used these Lindor chocolate orange truffles, but if you want to go for a Scandi look you could use the milk truffles in red packaging.
You will need :
length of ribbon
24 mini pegs
- tie loops in both ends of your ribbon & attach to hooks on your pegboard or wall
- number your pegs from 1 to 24 with the Sharpie
- place each peg over the ribbon, gripping both the ribbon and the edge of a chocolate wrapper
It's a simple, yet effective, advent calendar that can be used year after year with your favourite chocolates
I bought both the ribbon and pegs from Ebay.
As always, Lindt has a fab range of Christmas chocolates, including the famous Reindeer, and these mini Santas, bears and Santas Helpers, which make great stocking fillers.
I wonder how long it will be before they disappear from my desk!
I received a selection of Lindt chocolate to use in this post