Advent Calendar with a difference

A painted Christmas tree - with little numbered pockets containing Christmas decorations. Starting 1 December you decorate the tree each day until it looks beautiful on 24th December. Then after Christmas you pack all the decorations back in their little pockets and save it to use again for next year.
Empty Xmas tree with the bobbles sewn on (need to sew some more I think). These are the "hooks" for all the decorations.

Empty Xmas tree with the bobbles sewn on (need to sew some more I think). These are the "hooks" for all the decorations.

Close-up... and you can rearrange the decorations each day - as you unpack them from the pockets. So it's an interactive advent calendar too!  Of course - my granddaughter - Isabella is way too small this year - so her lovely mom Lauren will have the fun instead.

Close-up... and you can rearrange the decorations each day - as you unpack them from the pockets. So it's an interactive advent calendar too! Of course - my granddaughter - Isabella is way too small this year - so her lovely mom Lauren will have the fun instead.

More hangy things...

More hangy things...

Another piece of recycled plastic converted into a bauble...

Another piece of recycled plastic converted into a bauble...

Little wooden angel stuck onto a piece of recycled (and ironed) plastic bottle. Note that all the decorations have little round nooses at the top and either hook onto tiny pegs - or onto the little fluff balls sewn onto the tree.

Little wooden angel stuck onto a piece of recycled (and ironed) plastic bottle. Note that all the decorations have little round nooses at the top and either hook onto tiny pegs - or onto the little fluff balls sewn onto the tree.

Close-up of one of the decorations - a ditzy little Christmas angel.

Close-up of one of the decorations - a ditzy little Christmas angel.

Decorated Christmas tree. (But I still see a few gaps where I need to sew a few more bobbles to hang things on.)

Decorated Christmas tree. (But I still see a few gaps where I need to sew a few more bobbles to hang things on.)

Making all the little Christmas decorations to go in the pockets.

Making all the little Christmas decorations to go in the pockets.

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