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The Advent Calendar For Crafters

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Over the past few years, advent calendars have really evolved from little chocolates behind doors, to so many different things, including beauty items, socks and even beers. Make! The Lakes have come up with a new concept and its one that I’m very excited to share with you. But firstly, lets find out a bit more about the business.

Make! The Lakes Logo including website address.

Who are Make! The Lakes

Make! The Lakes are a creative business based in the Cumbrian Lake District. They offer events and retreats which take place in beautiful surroundings and give guests an opportunity to escape from everyday life. Here, you can immerse yourself in various different creative projects and make new friends too.

Covid-19 has unfortunately postponed these events, but thankfully, all is not lost. You can order creative kits from there website and make them at home. Also on the website, you can pre-order their advent calendar.

Make! The Lakes Advent Calendar Promotional Box Image.

The Advent Calendar For Crafters

This advent calendar is great because it lets you “craft-down” the days until Christmas. It is made up of a box with 24 envelops inside, each containing the instructions and materials needed for that step. Create each of the steps over the days and you end up making 5 festive projects in that time. The beautiful box it comes in, even means that you have somewhere to store your finished projects after Christmas.

What You Need To Know

Make! The Lakes advent calendar retails at £40 and is available to pre-order here. The price includes UK Postage and if you are local to postcode CA18, get in touch with them as you may qualify for local delivery instead. Shipping will begin in early November to allow delivery in advance of starting the projects in December. The envelopes contain everything you will need except a pair of scissors and a couple of other household items. It is not recommended for children under 7 years old whilst children over this age should be supervised. Don’t forget to check out their website shop , where there are various other kits which you might also be interested in.


I think this is not only a great concept, but also really good value for money. The idea of being supplied with all the things you need to create something, rather than just being given a ready made product, really appeals to me. I can imagine myself being snuggled on the sofa, a Christmas movie on in the background and being creative with my project for that day.

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51 thoughts on “The Advent Calendar For Crafters

  1. That’s a nice concept for the holidays. I’ve never tried an advent calendar but this sounds like a good one.

  2. that’s such a fun idea! I love advent calendars and have seen some with socks or legos, but the crafts one would be perfect for me!

  3. Oo, I love the box and can imagine giving this as an early gift to a friend! I would also love to make this myself, maybe listening to a podcast and sipping some cocoa.
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. This sounds like such a good idea! I love advent calendars, I think they’re a great way to try something new and this one seems like really good value for money!

  5. What a fun idea! I’ve never been that interested in traditional advent calendars, but this looks more like something I could get behind. Thanks for the review!

  6. Ohh! This sounds fun to do. 😊💕 I agree with what you said that, it’s really something if you get to make one thing instead of it just being handed to you. And besides, the accomplishment you feel when you’ve built something is just satisfying sometimes 😊 thanks for sharing!

  7. This really is a fantastic idea!! To actually make something each day having all the materials ready can be such a great activity for a family or friends, it gives you both the satisfaction of making something with your own hands and it’s a great bonding time ❤️ love it!

  8. I saw this advent calender on Twitter, and think it looks fab. What a great way to count down to Christmas by doing a few crafts?! I bet kids willl love this too, it will help with creating that Christmas magic!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

  9. I like the idea of crafty festive projects to do leading up to Christmas, that just sounds like a fun thing to do, especially now when most of us aren’t going out as much, finding fun things to do at home is definitely needed.

  10. I love the idea of this advent calendar and also for it’s value I think it’s amazing! Thank you for sharing, I’m excited to get a new advent calendar this year!

  11. What a wonderful idea, this is so clever! Flora would love this, something a bit different from the usual chocolate calendar too. Will definitely check this out, thank you, Kelly!

  12. Oh I know so many craft lovers who would love this! Advent calendars can get really crazy but I love this idea!

  13. My mom is such a crafter and now I’m thinking I might need to get this for her. I’m so glad it’s available to ship to the US as well via Etsy. Thanks for sharing!

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