Forgot the advent calendar? Well done, you've ruined Christmas. Now use that searing shame as your motivation to finish all the half-eaten condiments in the fridge, find the bloody Cellotape and rummage through your neighbours rubbish bins. Or just buy a pack of envelopes when you're getting the newspaper.
Here are our 10 favourite advent calendars, each one DIY-ed using household items. Tada! December 1st and you've already saved Christmas like some kind of freakishly jolly superhero.
Envelope advent calendar; tutorial from Few Things From My Life.Paper bags; Alison Waken. Clothes pegs; Sylizimo. Toilet roll; Dollar Store Crafts. Tin cans; Skip to my Lou. Matchboxes; Sweet Paul. Plastic bags; Living at Home. Toilet roll; Maya Made. Free downloadable boxes; Hey Look. Painted jars; Brigitte. You might also like; No-knit knitted planters.