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Season's greetings fab friends! I realize that it's a bit late to be sharing an idea for a reusable advent calendar, but hey... maybe it'll provide some last-minute inspiration for some of you! And the embroidered cards are super-easy to make, so it's not too late to try them.

In case you hadn't noticed, the theme this year is YARN. I wondered just how far I could stretch a single ball and I already have my answer: far! Nope, not spinning you a tall tale... everything you see below was done with one ball and I have plenty left to finish this year's batch of cards.

Up first: instructions for the cards. Scroll down for the advent calendar tutorial!  



This week, friends of mine in the UK created for themselves a wonderous Ale-vent calendar ... inspired by CAMRA. It might be the best take on a grown-up advent I've seen!  And it's really simple to make - paper-wrapped bottles ... printable numbers. I'm wondering about refrigeration (I like my beer cold!) ... I should ask them.

Anyways, I love countdowns, so there's usually some sort of advent calendar in my house (see last year's book/gift calendar for Ms Ro). And I don't think they're just for kids! The holiday season is stressful, so why shouldn't we get a little gift for every day we survive it??  Here are 11 more adult-friendly advents to DIY:

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