How to Make Your Own Advent Calendars

The turning of November means one thing:  Christmas is a comin’!  What better way to count down to this festive holiday than to create (or buy) an advent calendar?  They are really fun to make and even more fun to give…since you can fill each space with little gifts for the receiver.  Here are some I found online:

I’ve also done this for new babies using baby socks tied to a string (fill each sock with chew toys, gift cards, rattles, or even stuff for mom).  One year I used a mini muffin tin and filled each hole with a baked treat.  Just be sure to give advent calendars as gifts before December starts…so they can be put to use to count down until Christmas!

Advent calendars aren’t only for Christmas, by the way.  Have fun counting down until Valentine’s day by giving your sweetie a little card or candy for the first two weeks of February.  Count down to birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other holidays.

Celebrate creativity every Wednesday with a “Creativi-bee” post, where I share easy craft tutorials, project ideas, and craft collections.

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