This year it won’t just be something off the shelf, this year it’s time for something special: my DIY advent calendar made with small Mionetto bottles. I want to give one of my nearest and dearest a nice message to read each morning. Something personal, something to make them happy. So, each day, I will be giving them a sweet little message in a bottle. What do I need for my advent calendar?
24 SMALL MIONETTO BOTTLES (empty)
DECORATIONS OF YOUR CHOICE
MARKER PEN IN A COLOUR OF YOUR CHOICE
With a cheeky little glass of Mionetto Prosecco, let's get started! You’ll need 24 small Mionetto bottles, from which all labels will need to be removed. A little tip: you can get rid of all traces of glue using a hair-dryer.
And now to the decorating! Here you can decorate how you'd like. Choose festive colours and eye-catching decorating materials. I went for a fir branch and violet-coloured berries. Using metallic gift ribbon, I fastened them to the bottles.
To add the numbers of days to the bottles, you’ll need parchment paper cut into small rectangles. Now, write the numbers 1-24 on the rectangles, using a pen of your choice. I went for big block numbers, but you can also use your imagination here.
Almost done! Just one thing is still missing: the little messages for each day. For these, you can write out short poems, nice sayings or personal words. Cut bigger rectangles out of the parchment paper for these, and write out what you'd like to say.
Finally, roll up the messages and place them inside the small Mionetto bottles. The DIY calendar for your loved ones is finished, and now it's time to round off the craft afternoon with a well-earned little glass of Mionetto.
Ready for some DIY?
Happy crafting, and enjoy the gift of giving!