Handmade Christmas Advent Calendar – Leah Nikolaou

embroidery advent calendar with tapestry wool and pin pot
Handmade Christmas Advent Calendar
advent calenddar embroidery kit been demonstrated by a woman holding it
embroidered advent calendar box

Handmade Christmas Advent Calendar

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Make Your Own Advent Calendar 

Get your Christmas countdown off to a fun start and make your own handmade Christmas advent calendar.  Using the clear and concise step by step guide inside the embroidery kit, hand embroider a bauble onto the flowery advent calendar each day in advent.  

Each hand embroidered bauble is made using a woven wheel stitch (aka rose stitch, spider stitch or wagon wheel stitch) and takes approximately two minutes to stitch.  By Christmas day not only will you have mastered a new embroidery technique but you will have a beautiful embroidery advent calendar to show off.  

Each kit is wrapped in tissue paper and presented in a labelled box, making it ready for gifting this Christmas, if you decide not to keep it yourself. 

If you aren't a pink person, shop our monochrome advent calendar


This kit uses the woven wheel stitch which is a really fun beginner embroidery stitch for a novice embroider to master.  Check out our 'How To' section for more details.


1 x A4 size paper advent calendar (pre-printed)

2 x Skeins of Appletons, British tapestry wool

1 x Premium John James needle

1 x Instruction leaflet (A4 sized)


1 x pair of scissors

Embroidery Designer

This handmade Christmas advent calendar is part of a wider collection of embroidery kits by mixed media designer Leah Nikolaou.  Leah’s signature style is that she mixes her two favourite hobbies of flower pressing and hand embroidery when creating her embroidery designs.  This embroidery advent calendar focuses on mindfulness and the concept of crafting for self care around Christmas time.  By taking just a few minutes to embroider each day you can welcome calm into your day.  The art of piercing paper is extremely therapeutic.  If you would like to learn more about how to hand embroider paper read, How To Embroider Paper.’  If you are uncertain about your embroidery ability, see how easy it is to stitch the embroidery advent calendar by reading the ‘How To Master The Woven Wheel Tutorial’  blog post.

Simple woven wheel tutorial guide