Countdown to Christmas

Keep your kids excited about the Christmas season with a calendar filled with sweet surprises and goodies for every day in December! Here are 10 projects for creating the perfect advent calendar.

Muffin Tin Advent Calendar
With its 24 openings, a mini-muffin pan makes a perfect base for a treat-filled advent calendar. Because the numbered coverings are held on by magnets, you'll be able to bake with the pan again after Christmas! Get instructions from Her View From Home.

Hanging Advent Calendar
Put your paper rolls to good use in this Hanging Advent Calendar. Get instructions from DIY Enthusiasts.

Activity Advent Calendar
Introduce children to the less commercial side of Christmas through hands-on making. This calendar is filled with holiday activities, written on pieces of paper! Get instructions from Tinker Lab.

Advent Calendar Iron On
If you love these sweet little bags as much as we do, you’re in luck — the free printables for the numbers are only a click away! Get instructions from Oh Happy Day.

Advent Jar
A neat (and thrifty!) idea for creating an advent jar for your family during the Holidays. Instead of candy, each box contains a note describing a family adventure — play a board game together, make popcorn, watch a Christmas movie, decorate a gingerbread house, and much more! Get instructions from Just A Girl.

Advent Trees
We can’t get enough of this clever Christmas advent calendar! Easy and beautiful. Get instructions from Eighteen 25.

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
Take recycling to another level and turn rolls of paper into a beautiful Tree advent calendar. Get instructions from DIY Enthusiasts.

Gingerbread Advent Calendar
If you have the time and patience, make an edible advent calendar by baking and decorating gingerbread cookies! Get instructions from Butcher Baker Baby.

Recycled Tin Advent Calendar
Hoping to make an upcycled advent calendar out of materials found around your house? Consider whipping up this quick and easy recycled tin can advent calendar. Get instructions from Skip to My Lou.

Christmas Book Countdown
Wrap up 24 books (new or old) and unwrap one to read each night. Get instructions from As Simple As That.

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