About 15 years ago I made four of these. Now, my kids and all their cousins count down to Christmas on these trees. That was a lot of buttons to sew on. I especially like that giant vintage button at the top of the tree.
My husband had the clever idea to use a current coin as one of the ornaments. He drilled a hole in a penny for the ribbon. Now, we always know what year we started this tradition.
There are lots of styles for advent calendars; I may have to make another. I like this garland of pockets by Jenny at allsorts. Magpie and Cake has a tutorial for a really fun paper advent tree.
Count down the days with delight!