How to Make a DIY Beer Advent Calendar for Christmas!

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Make Your Own DIY Beer Advent Calendar!

With Christmas fast approaching, it’s that time of year to start thinking about advent calendars. To be honest I’m not a huge fan of the cheapy chocolate ones. I don’t mind chocolate but there are other things I’d prefer. And I also find that if you spend 99p on a chocolate advent calendar, then you really do get 99ps worth of crap chocolate. After I had the little man, mr d made me a very special advent calendar – a mini bottle of wine for each day of December. Check it out, how cool is that?! Honestly, I was so in awe of his creativeness and it was such a sweet surprise. It’s no secret that I enjoy my wine and he’d put so much thought and effort into this. Top man!

Also for kids, think book advent calendars as an alternative to chocolate. Take a read here for where to find budget books. And here for how to make your book advent calendar.

Make your own and save!

Anyways so it got me thinking about what I could do for mr d this year. I purchased him a Whiskey calendar a few years ago and it set me back £150 – not cheap at all. I then saw an advert pop up on my Facebook feed for a craft beer advent calendar. Amazing I thought and clicked through – I don’t usually look at Facebook ads to be honest. When the landing page popped up, I saw the price. A whooping £75 for 24 beers. And not even big bottles at that! Over three quid for a measly beer. I knew I could do better myself. So I did.

Mr d loves ale and some of his favourite ales include Butcombe. And no it isn’t pronounced But-Come, as some of my friends in America think. He also loves Bath ales and the Hobgoblin gold. So with all this in mind, I kinda know what he likes and what he doesn’t.

So what do you need?

To make your own beer lovers advent calendar, this is what you need:

4 x cardboard wine carries

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24 bottles or cans of beer. Whatever you know your partner likes. At the moment, Morrison’s do 4 ales for £6 which isn’t too bad. And they have a huge selection too.

Wrapping paper and gift tags.

how to make your own beer advent calendar diy template homemade

I started wrapping each bottle properly but soon realised that if you cut the wrapping paper into small pieces, it naturally curved around the bottle. Like this:

how to make your own beer advent calendar diy template homemade

Get Wrapping!

I then popped the bottle and paper back into the carrier and stuck the top bit over. So the paper acts like a bit of a sleeve. You could wrap them properly – it makes no difference really!

how to make your own beer advent calendar diy template homemade

Label your tags from 1 to 24 and stick them on as you go.

how to make your own beer advent calendar diy template homemade

A Different Beer Every Day!

And voila, a beer lovers advent calendar just in time for December!

how to make your own beer advent calendar diy template homemade

On a separate note, you probably want to pop your bottles in the fridge before opening them up, to ensure they are super duper cold and not lukewarm !

There you go, your own beer lovers calendar for under £40. Bargain and you’ll be super popular forever more.

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  1. Ok I am in love with this idea! I also love your mini wine bottle advent calendar from last year. I wish we lived near each other so to celebrate together! lol Visiting from #KCACOLS xx

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