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1. The most colorful advent calendar ever!
2. Erin Jang kills it again.
3. I wish I would’ve thought of this.
4. Are you kidding me? These are too cute.
5. To make and wear to all those holiday parties this time of year…

Crepe Paper Flower Advent Calendar DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

From afar, this pretty branch of blossoms looks just that – but take another look and you will see there are 25 blossoms, and each green leaf stamped with a date. Each blossom contains a little treat or joke (you can download a printable list of  25 Holiday Jokes for Advent Calendars) that can be opened and unwrapped as the days to Christmas are counted down.

Crepe Paper Flower Advent Calendar DIY | Oh Happy Day!Crepe Paper Flower Advent Calendar DIY | Oh Happy Day!Crepe Paper Flower Advent Calendar DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Treat Bag Advent Calendar

It’s advent calendar time! I usually put one together over the Thanksgiving Break. We have a tradition of doing one little Christmas activity everyday. Sometimes it is small things like drinking spiced cider but sometimes it’s a bigger activity like going to see the Nutcracker. Those little things were the most important part of the holidays for me when I was younger so we try to keep that going. I picked up these awesome treat bags at Paper Mart and knew they’d be perfect for an easy advent calendar. To make them just print the numbers directly onto the bags. I like to include a few little toys or treats for the boys in addition to a Christmas activity. What do you include in your advent calendar? See all of our advent calendar ideas here.

Paper Bag Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day! Paper Bag Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Paper Bags in various colors/patterns, Printer, Ribbon, Paper Clips or Clothespins

Step 1: Change your printer settings to fit the size of your paper bags and then print numbers 1-24 onto them.
Step 2: Fill the bags with treats and/or printed activities to celebrate each day until Christmas
Step 3: Hang the bags onto ribbon with paper clips or mini clothespins.

Paper Bag Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!Paper Bag Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

This post is sponsored by Paper MartMy favorite resource for packaging and craft supplies.

Photography by Karen Cline of Pretty Simple Productions for Oh Happy Day

9 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas

It’s almost time for advent calendars! We’ve got a few fun advent calendar DIYs that we’ll be sharing in the next few weeks, but in the mean time: here are few that have inspired us from Pinterest. Are you doing an advent calendar this year? Make sure you check out our list of holiday activities to put in your calendar and our list of great advent calendar toys for kids.

This forest-themed calendar is brilliant. It’s one of our all-time favorites.

9 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas | Oh Happy Day!

A genius way to use leftover toilet paper rolls!

9 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas | Oh Happy Day!

A miniature city! Plus, it’s a free printable. Download it here.

9 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas | Oh Happy Day!

I love the mismatched patterns on this one.

9 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas | Oh Happy Day!

Color! This matchbook calendar is so good.

9 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas | Oh Happy Day!

Loving the greenery in this one.

9 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas | Oh Happy Day!

This one is so playful and great for kids.

9 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas | Oh Happy Day!

I love that this one is so untraditional and modern.

9 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas | Oh Happy Day!

These mini printable boxes are so cute.

9 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas | Oh Happy Day!

Which one’s your favorite??

Bonbon Advent Wreath DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

An advent calendar for the wall made up of 25 bright, colorful little bonbons – let the countdown begin! Fill each little package with treats, jokes, tattoos, things to do together – for a list of good advent calendar ideas, see Jordan’s posts here and here.
 Bonbon Advent Wreath DIY | Oh Happy Day!
Bonbon Advent Wreath DIY | Oh Happy Day!
Bonbon Advent Wreath DIY | Oh Happy Day!
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