It’s advent calendar time! As I write this post, the Midwest is being walloped by a snow storm. Nothing inspires holiday decorating like many inches of snow, and to stave off decking all the halls, I created a little diy advent calendar village for our children. Read on for the full tutorial.
Using blocks of wood and test tubes, I assembled a village full of tiny treasures to help our family celebrate the season. Continue Reading
I'm going to use this platform to declare this: advent calendars are kinda the best. They capture all the excitement building in the hearts and minds of children and they temper it by delivering it in small doses the 24 days leading up to Christmas. Growing up, the method my parents employed was a drug store calendar filled with tiny poor-quality milk chocolates that my brother and I retrieved by poking our fingers through a small perforated square. Continue Reading
One of my favorite things about the festive season is the lead up to the big day; there’s so much anticipation and excitement surrounding the countdown to Christmas. This is why advent calendars are right up my alley and this year I finally got around to hand-making one, which is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Best of all, being a free printable advent calendar, it’s easy to set one up for your own holiday celebrations – click through to see how! Continue Reading
What do you do when you want a Christmas tree and an advent calendar, but you live in a tiny space? You make an advent calendar tree out of paper and and it solves all your problem, that's what!
We live in a pretty small apartment and it's tough to have a Christmas tree up during the holiday season. We love the festiveness that it brings, but we don't love the precious space that it occupies. Continue Reading
Sure, you’re three days behind, and it’ll take a bit of effort to scrounge up the twenty-five matchbooks…but, how can you say “No” to this advent calendar by Sweet Paul!?
“I made this advent calendar for Country Living.Its made of matchboxes and some scraps of paper. Just hot glue the tops of empty boxes to one another so you get rows. The bottom should be 9 and decrease by two until you have a single box.Cut wrapping paper to cover each row, secure with hot glue. Continue Reading
It’s rare that a craft project without a purpose other than being insanely adorable inspires me to completely geek out, but my goodness, this chewing gum pocket advent calendar is a brilliant and cheerful testament to human creativity. Head over to My Little Moochi, grabbing some Dentene and your red and green Sharpies on the way, and make these by the dozens.