I'm going to use this platform to declare this: advent calendars are kinda the best. They capture all the excitement building in the hearts and minds of children and they temper it by delivering it in small doses the 24 days leading up to Christmas. Growing up, the method my parents employed was a drug store calendar filled with tiny poor-quality milk chocolates that my brother and I retrieved by poking our fingers through a small perforated...
One of my favorite things about the festive season is the lead up to the big day; there’s so much anticipation and excitement surrounding the countdown to Christmas. This is why advent calendars are right up my alley and this year I finally got around to hand-making one, which is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Best of all, being a printable calendar, it’s easy to set one up for your own holiday celebrations - click through to see how!
What do you do when you want a Christmas tree and an advent calendar, but you live in a tiny space? You make an advent calendar out of paper and and it becomes your tree, that's what!
It's advent calendar time! As I write this post, the Midwest is being walloped by a snow storm. Nothing inspires holiday decorating like many inches of snow, and to stave off decking all the halls, I created a little advent village for our children. Read on for the full tutorial.
Using blocks of wood and test tubes, I assembled a village full of tiny treasures to help our family celebrate the season. The great...
Thanksgiving is tomorrow. And if you're unsure of what you're doing with the table, look no further! 24 hours is more than enough time to whip out this Scandinavian-inspired beaded candle holder!
Tomorrow may be December 1st, but that doesn't mean we don't have time to make this absolutely delightful bucket advent calendar. Here's the materials list for a quick trip to the store:
Sure, you're three days behind, and it'll take a bit of effort to scrounge up the twenty-five matchbooks...but, how can you say "No" to this advent calendar by Sweet Paul!?
It's rare that a craft project without a purpose other than being insanely adorable inspires me to completely geek out, but my goodness, this chewing gum pocket advent calendar is a brilliant and cheerful testament to human creativity. Head over to My Little Moochi, grabbing some Dentene and your red and green Sharpies on the way, and make these by the dozens.
Crafty Daisies has gathered how-tos for the best handmade advent calendars 'round the net. Better Hurry: December's only eight days away.