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DIY Christmas Advent Calendar -with stuff around the house!


December 1st is almost here so if you need/want a Christmas Advent Calendar, now is the time to do it!  This is what I did with my remedial craft skills and limited supplies..lol

Stuff I used from around my house:
A piece of a cardboard box
Christmas wrapping paper
tape
scissors
Christmas Gift Bag (the pocket/picture of Santa)

Doesn't get easier than that :)  I had some snowman wrapping paper from last year.  I just cut out some snowmen and taped them on as pockets so I could add candy, notes, or whatever to each day.  One caution about a paper pockets is that you can't put any loose candy in it that the kids have to fish around for, cuz it will break for sure!  Or just keep some extra tape handy...lol


For the pockets I just folded in the sides a bit and taped them down.  Can this be done a fancier way?  I'm sure of it!  But I did this by myself and didn't have my craft/sewing buddies there to help me or do it for me (lol).

I printed the numbers from my computer and I found a Nativity picture online.  EASY!  The Santa picture on the 24th is also a pocket where I'll put a note saying "open a present".  Now that my kids are a little older I want to start the tradition of opening up a present of pajamas on Christmas Eve.

This countdown calendar probably won't last from year to year or even this year (lol) but it was a cheap solution for now! And I didn't have to go to the store. :):)  Who knows, maybe this will start the tradition of making a calendar every year with my kids!


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