homemade advent calendar roundup

by kath_red on 03/12/2010

in Features, Holidays

Its the 2nd of December and the kids have realised there is no advent calendar what should I do? A quick bit of research turned up these ideas – will be whipping up something later tonight.

I love this one from the long thread – but with all that embroidery its not a rush job project.
These knitted wee hats might have to be started for next advent.
These paper booties from delia are a possibility.
From Shim and sons – this one is lovely and simple – might be good for a last minute project.
This advent from between the lines is right up my alley. strips of white paper sewn together – perfecto!
Punch out window calendar – I love this idea – but not a quick fix I am afraid – maybe if the kids are prepared to wait an extra day or two?
Allsorts felt pocket calendar is very cute – maybe next year?
Chalkboard advent calendars tags – cute idea.
Buckets – this is a wild idea.
Felt advent calendar from the purl bee – so pretty.
Little paper cones – I love this idea too
Maya’s little houses countdown calendar is pretty awesome.
Martha’s matchbox countdown is a worthy contender.
Dee’s little boxes are cute – but might have to wait till next time.
I like this calendar tree from Paige – looks simple enough – but cute too.

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1 Mel December 3, 2010 at 5:18 am

Kathreen I know you’ve got an awesome mix there but if you need a really really quick one I did this http://from-little-things.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-creative-space.html in two hours the other afternoon and I had a three-year old with me! All about the raw edges!


2 se7en December 3, 2010 at 7:39 am

The buckets are simply too cute for words!!! I leave it too late ever year. I discovered if I get the kids to help put it together they don’t mind quite so much if it is late!!! We just popped our advent up…we made little numbered flags on skewers… with surprises written on the back. But even easier last year we stuck envelopes on a piece of cardboard and drew houses on each envelope – super quick and super easy: http://www.se7en.org.za/2009/12/03/se7en-create-an-advent-village-calendar


3 Louisa December 3, 2010 at 8:13 am

Fun! Thanks for sharing your list. I love making Advent calendars. This is the one I made this year http://auntielouisa.blogspot.com/2010/11/advent-calendars.html . I do plan to make another next year. Maybe my mom needs one…


4 Tricia December 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Some great ideas thanks. i agree that Between the Lines one is perfect!

I made mine at the last minute also. I made an earthy one from dead leaves, mini pegs, and a pice of string. It took less than 30minutes. http://littleecofootprints.typepad.com/little_eco_footprints/2010/11/green-eco-nature-advent-calender-tutorial.html


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