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…
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.
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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.
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.
This post is sponsored by Paper Mart. My favorite resource for packaging and craft supplies.
Photography by Karen Cline of Pretty Simple Productions for Oh Happy Day
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.
A genius way to use leftover toilet paper rolls!
A miniature city! Plus, it’s a free printable. Download it here.
I love the mismatched patterns on this one.
Color! This matchbook calendar is so good.
Loving the greenery in this one.
This one is so playful and great for kids.
I love that this one is so untraditional and modern.
These mini printable boxes are so cute.
Which one’s your favorite??