Back to life, back to reality! Is this your theme song today? I had a great long weekend, hunkered down with family, and it was certainly hard to head to work this morning. But the prospect of Christmas is enough to perk me up. My kids are specifically excited for December 1st….Day 1 of the advent calendar! I’m putting the finishing touches on our 2011 Advent Calendar (between trips to the fridge for one more bite of pumpkin pie, and shooing the kids out of my hiding spot), so I thought I’d show you some easy to DIY advent calendars.
Starting with ours from last year, of course!
And the inspiration behind our version:
|the red thread|
These two you could make with supplies you probably already own, socks and gift tags.
I’m a sucker for mini treat boxes, and these two are irresistible. I’m excited just imaging what little treasure is tucked inside!
|a thoughtful place via house of fifty|
But since it’s already November 28, you may be looking for something extra fast and easy. These three are created with printables.
|print your party|
|a million ideas|
I’ve got my eye on this calendar for next year, if only because I want an excuse to buy the little tins.
|twig & thistle|
This link garland is really cute, and could be made with paper, fabric or felt. It’s a great option if you’re tight on space, too.
|stitch craft creations|
It doesn’t get much easier than tacking small office envelopes to the wall,
unless you clip stationary envelopes to a string!
|the organized housewife|
Still think you don’t have time to create an advent calendar for this year? How about numbered post-its on the wall or refrigerator? It’s like the Sex and the City of advent calendars (remember that episode?)
These last four are even easier because they don’t require treats, only a fun activity jotted down. Don’t forget tomorrow I’m kicking off the Christmas Cheer in the Blogosphere Link Parties!! Come back and link up all your fabulous Holiday Craft Projects!! I can’t wait to see what you clever kids have been whipping up!
Do you have an advent calendar ready to go for December 1? I’ll show you mine if you show me yours…..but wait for tomorrow!