I was looking for an advent calendar to send to my son who is in university and could use a care package from home this time of year. This way I could stretch the care package out over the month. Couldn’t find a sewn one that had pockets and I could fill with goodies so with a little help from perusing a few DIY sites I came up with this calendar. The colour in the photo is uncorrectable and should be a soft green colour; rather like the wall behind it. What I did was take a long table runner and make folds in it and sew them in until I had 24 pockets. Put a dowel through it, added a fancy shoelace at the top, and a few bells and voilà! I had created the right kind of “care package advent calendar” suitable for a young man in university. I made a sturdy, all season model and suggested he might want to keep it on his wall afterwards to hold odds and ends in his room: paper clips, nail clippers, floss, etc.