I decided I needed a new one this year, our old fabric one has seen better days, so I set about designing my own. I've made it from 24 printed and handmade mini gift boxes measuring just 5 x 7 x 2 cm. Each box has a different pattern of either spots, stripes, chevron zi zags or diamond checks in red and green, the numbers are in a circular Christmas Wreath design. The boxes are threaded onto a lovely rustic natural brown string, I've strung mine onto four short strings to make them easier to photograph but they would be better on one long string to put along a fire place or down the stairs. The boxes are just the right size for a small gift or chocolate, my boxes will each have two Cadbury's Heroes, one for each daughter.
If you would like to make my Christmas Advent garland for yourself you can download the Free boxes and instructions from the Crafty Ferret website.