UNi-PRO 1.5 x 0.6m Heavy Duty Canvas Door Frame Drop Sheet
Countdown to Christmas with a handmade advent calendar filled with toys, treats and holiday cheer. Create one the family can share, surprise the kids with their own unique versions (nice keepsakes for the future!) or make one as a personalised gift for a good friend. This step-by-step guide will take you through the basics; from there, get creative with paint colours and other crafty add-ons.
Style tip: A few simple touches like festive lights, gold-painted stars and a small native tree work wonders to enhance the Christmas spirit.
Set out the timber craft numbers from one to 25 on scrap cardboard and use a craft brush to paint them in two coats of black acrylic, leaving to dry after each coat.
Use dressmaking pins to set out the rows on the backing, with the base tape in position. Add lengths of tape vertically inside each row to create five pockets. Use an iron to fuse the tape to the fabric and smooth out the backing. Brush adhesive onto the numbers and position on pockets.
Double the pull handles over the fabric and push the supplied screws through from the back. Dab adhesive on the fabric around the holes, and then twist the fasteners onto the screws. Use bulldog clips to hold the fabric against the handles, leaving to dry. Remove the clips, thread dowel through the pulls and knot the cord to create a hanging loop. Fill the pockets with treats and gifts!
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.