Can you believe we were just celebrating Thanksgiving last week, doing some crazy shopping on Friday, and when the calendar turned Monday it is already DECEMBER!? I don’t know about about you but I am ready to start a petition that Thanksgiving be moved to the 2nd Thursday in November. These years when there is no week between Thanksgiving and December makes for an extra packed few days/weeks before Christmas.
I am pretty much done decorating (there was no way I could have gotten it done if I didn’t start early) but I do have a few homemade and DIY things that I hope to accomplish this week. One of them being an advent calendar or a DIY Christmas countdown display. I will incorporate many of the things off my Christmas bucket list into the advent calendar so we can accomplish two things at once.
So I went searching for ideas for DIY Advent calendars or Christmas countdowns and thought I would share them with you. There are so many great ideas out there by bloggers that you could put your own spin on and have one perfect for your family.
DIY Upcycled Burlap Closet Door Advent Calendar by Lilacs and Longhorns
Advent ornaments made from doilies – You decorate the tree as you take down one doily each day. This could be done with so many thing – homemade ornaments, cutouts of any kind, Christmas balls, etc.
Do a book countdown – wrap up 24 books (new or old) and unwrap one to read each night.
Christmas Chalkboard Countdown by Lily Pad Cottage
Treat bag calendar – with free printables from Yellow Bliss Road
DIY Advent calendar using little tins from View from the Fridge
These advent calendar bags are so cute and Honey We’re Home has some great ideas to go inside
And if you are wanting ideas for what to put in your advent calendar, some activities to include here’s some ideas and even some free printable cards.
I hope to get mine finished today then I will share it with you later this week!
What does your family do for advent? Do you do a Christmas countdown? Does it help the kids not ask. every. single. day when Christmas will be here?