I don’t know about your kids, but mine get far too much treats at Halloween from family (I think people got even more this year because they felt bad that the kids couldn’t go trick or treating) So by the time Christmas rolls round they still have Halloween treats to get through on top of the Christmas stuff. So instead of buying them a chocolate filled calendar I decided to use the chocolate that we had to make them an advent bouquet that they get to open each day on the lead up to Christmas
Diy Christmas Advent Bouquet Using Leftover Halloween Chocolate
This was the finished product filled with 24 different chocolates wrapped up with the advent dates on them to open each morning.
All I used to do this was a gingerbread house box, tissue paper and wrapping paper that I got from the local pound store. And bamboo sticks that I got from Amazon.
I built it up by folding it together and secured the bottom folds with some cellotape.
if you can’t find any of these boxes you could just use a cardboard box or basket and wrap it in Christmas paper
I didn’t need the handle on the top of the box so I folded them in and stuck them down. You could just cut them off but I thought I could always reuse the box again later too once it was finished
We had just got a new tv so I saved the polystyrene from inside the box and used this as the base inside the box. You could also use oasis
I trimmed it down to fit inside the box. This gets super messy so have the hoover on standby
I then lined the inside with some Christmas coloured tissue paper
I then lined the bottom with the polystyrene
I looked through all the Halloween treats and picked out 23 pieces of chocolate and box of chocolate fingers for the 24th to get a big treat on Christmas Eve
On the chocolate fingers I put a little message on the box before I wrapped it
I then wrapped up all the chocolates. This does take some time and my back was breaking after it. So I wish I had sat at the table instead. Make sure you have the time to do it with no kids around
I then stuck the skewers on the back with cello tape but you could also use a glue gun. Make sure you stick the skewer on with the pointed end to the bottom
I did this with all 24 treats and wrote numbers 1 to 24 on each one. You could also use numbered stickers but once I finished wrapping them all (as I made 2 of them) my creativity went out the window ha.
You then pierce the polystyrene with the skewers and build up the bouquet. I put the larger ones to the back and smaller to the front with the medium ones around the sides
And it was done. I can’t wait to show them on Monday morning. Our elf on the shelf is going to arrive with them so he’ll get all the credit. Ha.