Don’t think it’s too late to start an advent calendar. If you get it made up this weekend you still have three weeks of fun with it to build up the excitement for Christmas.
My friend told me today that every year she prints up pictures and memories from the year to put in her advent calendar. As they count down the days they are able to reflect on the year and fun memories.
Plus when Christmas is done everything is printed and written out and can easily be put into a scrapbook. Cool right? I’ve heard of lots of neat ideas. Obviously food, fun family activities, parts of the Christmas story, ornaments and more. I love all the options.
Here are some of my favorite advent calendars I’ve seen in my link parties and on pinterest.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve seen some other cool ones or if you have other good ideas for counting down to Christmas!
- The True Story of Christmas – Find a full list of Bible verses and related nick nacks to fill any advent calendar base over at Sweeter than Sweet
- Reindeer Count Down – Such a cute idea and would be fun to make with the kiddos from Balancing Home.
- Paper Packages – I love the idea of just wrapping up gifts of different shapes and sizes. This is from flickr user Carambatac.
- Envelope Garland – This is from Kristy from 365 Days of Pinterest. Yes she’s making daily projects from pinterest awesome right?
- Baby Socks – I love how this looks like a bunch of stockings but they’re really just baby socks. Cute right? Of course it’s from Martha Stewart.
- Framed Boxes – A bunch of tin boxes on a frame clever right? She also added some yarn to fill up the frame with a clip and she switches out pictures and drawings. So fun.
- Remodeled Store Bought Calendar – Analise from Sugar Sugar totally revamped a primary color advent calendar. I love this idea since you see so many awesome shapes but they either are cheesey colors or don’t go with your Christmas scheme. Brilliant right?
- Snowing Packages – I love the tiny packages falling like snow. See the whole tutorial from Pickles.
Also my link party from this week is still up if you haven’t added anything to it yet ;) I try and get most of the projects I feature from my link parties and I’d love for you to submit anything you’re proud of (doesn’t matter how old or how many).
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Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets says
Thank you SO much for sharing my Advent Calendar tutorial with your readers! I’m so flattered!
Natasha in Oz says
You found some fun Advent ideas. I haven’t seen a couple of these so thank you for posting them!
I am hosting two link ups at the moment and I would be so honoured if you could join in with one or even both of them! The first is my weekly Pinterest party @ 5 Minutes Just for Me and the second is an Advent calendar link up as part of my 12 Days of Christmas series at my Christmas blog. I sure do hope you can pop by and visit!
Best Christmas wishes,
Jennifer @ The Brilliant Crafty Type says
Oh gosh, thanks for featuring my advent! I’ve missed your last few link ups while stuck in a Christmas crafting craze… I’ll get back next week.
Thanks again. :)
natasha thanks for the invite, off to visit now.
Jennifer and Tricia it is my pleasure!
I’m excited to see what you have for this week!
Kirsty, New Zealand says
hey marissa! thanks so much for featuring my advent envelopes … i am behind in my blog hopping because of all the fun we are having with it! hope to link up with you heaps soon.
Warmest wishes for the festive season,
kirsty from pinterest 365 :)