Toilet paper tube advent calendars
Who would have thought an empty tp tube would be the perfect advent calendar material? These 4 toilet paper tube advents will make you a toilet paper tube advent calendar lover in no time.
1. TP tube house
2. Simple toilet paper tubes
3. TP tubes on a branch
4. Garland of tp tubes
Brown bag Advent Calendars
5. Sack lunches
6. Simple wreath
7. Branch and packages
DIY Advent Calendars
8. Washi tape
9. Felt envelopes
How adorable are these hand sewn felt envelopes? See the complete tutorial at Jenny Allsorts.
12. White envelopes
Desire Empire used an old frame and white envelopes to make a simple advent calendar that fit in with her holiday decor.
11. Rainbow envelopes
I love that these colorful envelopes add the perfect amount of whimsy. You can make the envelopes yourself or even hand decorate simple store bought white envelopes. Photograph via ziggiau.
13. Newspaper envelopes
I’m a sucker for a good up-cycle project, and this newspaper turned adorable envelope advent fits the bill. (Image via here.)
14. Felt Christmas tree
This adorable Christmas tree advent calendar is entirely made out of felt. I also love that is was made by mother and daughter. See more details at Stitch Craft Creations.
15. Paper chain
A modern Christmas update on the ol’ paper chain. I love it! See the complete tutorial at Make and Takes.
16. Alter a store bought advent
17. Embroidery hoops
18. Burlap pockets
19. Empty candy containers
20. Muffin tin advent calendar
Allie turned a mini muffin tin into an adorable advent calendar that can filled with small candies or treats. For more details, check out Allie Makes.
21. Matchbox advent
Ashly wrapped 24 matchboxes in paper and glued them together in the shape of a Christmas tree. For more details and pictures, check out Cute as a Fox.
22. Tin cans
23. Holiday card holder
24. Free printable Santa’s beard
25. Cut Santa’s beard
What can I fill my kids advent calendar with?
Candy is always a good idea, but I like to mix that in with fun, easy Christmasy things I wanted to do with the kids anyway. Like…
- Leftover Halloween candy or candy canes
- Family dance party
- Christmas tree picnic
- Snowman hot chocolate
- Bake cookies for the neighbors
- Make a gingerbread house
- Make DIY Christmas ornaments
- Drive and look at Christmas lights
- Write Santa a letter
- Wrap up a few holiday books
- Christmas pj’s
- Christmas pillow cases (I re-use these every year!)