Tiger Stores Christmas Blogger Event – Pakkekalendar Making!

Tiger Store Pakkekalendar Workshop

  

Woo hoo! December is nearly upon us, and the first day of this glorious month means one thing… ADVENT CALENDARS! I am not in the least bit ashamed to admit that I am fully grown adult person who has not gone a single year of my life (with the exception of the very early years) without having an advent calendar. I'll admit, they are starting to get a bit samey, so the rise in beauty advent calendars has brightened my world a bit. 2015 will forever be known as the year that the awesome Tiger Stores invited me to a blogger event and introduced me to pakkekalendars. Now advent will never be the same. Despite sitting outdoors in Spitalfields Market, this was a really fun event, with containers of iced gems and pretzel chips fuelling our breathtaking creativity. 

 

PakkeKalendar Advent Calendar

 

Lovely Tiger PR lady, Elle (above), talked us through what the heck a pakkekalendar is (a Danish version of an advent calendar on which twenty-four gifts are hung from a central frame or holder), and how we might want to make one from the exciting range of Christmas ribbon, gift tags, and decorations on sale in Tiger stores (below). Each assembled blogger was given a bag filled with twenty four individually wrapped gifts for our pakkekalendar, and it has taken a huge amount of willpower for me to not rip them all open – I love Tiger's fun products so much! 

 

Tiger Stores Christmas

 

Everyone got straight down to it. The table was an insane mess (in the best possible way), filled with crafting materials, Tiger Christmas goodies, and delicious Lola's cupcakes. 

 

Tiger Stores Christmas Crafting

Tiger Stores Blogger Crafting

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I've said it before, I'm not the craftiest of people – I just enjoy being in a group crafting situation and having a legitimate reason to use glue and glitter. I had no idea what to do, and just started wrapping holly round my calendar holder. I spent a good twenty minutes wondering how to attach my presents to it (though mostly I was chatting and eating pretzel chips), and then finally hit upon a staggeringly brilliant idea. 

 

How to make a pakkekalendar

 

I would just hang mini brown paper bags with three gifts in each one! Why not? They're all gift wrapped, it's not like opening an advent calendar door and seeing what's inside. This was perfect, not least because it saved me having to do any actual work or having an iota of creativity. 

 

How to make an advent calendar Pakkekalendar

 

Others managed to make much more authentic looking pakkekalendars. How did Hannah (below) manage to whip up something so professional looking? Oh, that's because she's some kinda craft WIZARD. 

 

Hannah Cox Christmas Crafts

Blogger Pakkekalendar workshop

 

Jasmin found a novel use for her pakkekalendar holder, and this is probably the most goddam awesome homemade crown of ALL time. 

 

Jazzybum Jasmin Tiger Blogger Event

 

Huge thanks to Tiger Stores for the introducing me to the wonder of pakkekalendars, and for all my exciting gifts – I cannot wait for December! Shoutout to the little hand warmer (below) that helped me warm up, these are so cute – you just pop the little disc inside and they heat up. Perfect for outdoor events and general winter chills, and all for just £1 at Tiger! 

 

Tiger Portable Hand Warmer

 

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2 Comments

  1. November 26, 2015 / 2:08 pm

    This looks like so much fun! I love getting my craft on but there never seems to be enough hours in the day. Christmas is a great time for it though x

  2. November 30, 2015 / 7:09 am

    Aw, that looks like you had a lot of fun! I didn’t know about Pakkekalendars but they look kinda cute 🙂 I hope there will be a lot of fancy stuff inside that you’ll love!
    Also, hand warmers are awesome! I have about four of them haha.

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