Advent Calendars




I look forward to bringing out our advent calendar every year, although we didn't get ours out until today, there is still time to create your own if you are up for it. Here are some fresh DIY ideas that I recently saw that have my wheels turning for next year. They are both incredibly simple and lovely! The first one is my sister-in-law who made a Tree Advent Calendar out of paint chips, and the second one is an Advent box calendar by Sally from Shim+ Sons. Aren't they both genius ideas? I love Sally's idea of having a surprise along with a family activity in each box everyday! Impressive.

See previous Advent calendars I've posted here.

11 comments:

Louisa said...

Fun! I love Advent calendars.

...like a rolling stone. said...

paint chips? that is BRILLIANT. i love the cute, little trees. amazing it can be made so easily.
and what a way to build in family bonding for celebrating the month. awesome.
xo.

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

i am obsessed with the simplicity of these advent calendars. so so sweet. thanks for sharing!
j.

Bohème Circus said...

I love the simplicity of the first advent calendar with the small fir-trees. That is very cute !

the boot said...

here in italy they sell advent calendars everywhere and i have a small collection now :) adorable!

Lindsay said...

i love these!!

Danielle said...

Paint chip advent calendar! It looks so great!

-Danielle
http://daniellemsolomon.blogspot.com

Lorna said...

I luuuurve advent calendars and this year made myself a super cute owl calendar: http://projectlorna.blogspot.com/2010/12/advent-calendar-part-one.html

Maybe next year I'll be all about the simplicity but for my first homemade effort I wanted to impress!

See Hear Say said...

these are brilliant brilliant ideas!

Melissa said...

I really love this! So much so I just made my own version of the tree advent calender. It's the 6th today, so a certain 7 year old will have fun catching up, when they get home from school :D

here is mine: http://www.moxvoxdesign.com/blog/?p=1051

Laura said...

So simple, yet so pretty! Wow!

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