Have you started crafting for the holidays? They will be here before you know it, so now is the time! In particular, if you’re planning on making soap for holiday gifts…start soaping! =) Today I’m switching gears from soap to a fun DIY project that will fill your house with Christmas cheer. If you’ve never counted down the days until Christmas with an advent calendar, they are a fun way to build excitement and anticipation! In particular, kiddos love opening a small surprise everyday.
The great thing about this DIY is that it’s surprisingly easy to make. I bought a corkboard from the craft store, along with some simple red ribbon and push pins. Each muslin bag is stamped with a number to represent the days until Christmas. Then, you can fill each bag with whatever small goodies you’d like! For the kids, small candies and dollar store items are fun and cost effective. You could also give the advent calendar as a gift itself, and fill each bag with small gifts. They are so easy to customize depending on the person and their interests. =)
One thing I love about this advent calendar DIY is that it’s reusable. Many store bought calendars must be thrown away after each day is opened, but this can be used year after year. You could also remove the bags and use the cork board all year round. =)