Our next collection of advent calendars has been wisely chosen by our editors since all we know that Christmas is one of those holy times in the year when we gather with our families, when we unite together and share our most sincere thoughts and attitudes. It is also the time when we look back at the year and cleverly judge if it was a successful one or not so good. Whatever we like to make on Christmas holidays, one thing is for sure – most of us are anxious about the forthcoming holidays and an advent calendar at home can be the perfect countdown.
The first example is one made of takeout food containers. They are wrapped with construction paper and stickers. The interesting part is that Layla Palmer’s kids just loved to spend their time in front of the calendar, removing each day a part of it.
This idea is designer Brian Patrcik Flynn’s. In case you want to make on your own such kind of calendar, you will need a frame – it can be a painting one, cork board, ribbon and some holiday cards for each day left to Christmas Eve. A proper arrangement is toe place five rows of five cards and you cover all days of the month.
Let it be creative! Find all you patterned shirts form the basement of wherever you may have left them and used them properly for creating such kind of lovely advent calendar. Its chic look adds a definite feminine touch inside a Christmas home.
These are recycled cans and each of them holds a small surprise for the family members. You can use this idea if you want to cheer a little up the mood at home.
You know that the holiday mantle is one of the most decorated space at a Christmas home. We will follow the tradition and will suppose an interesting approach to the holiday decor. Having such kind of sweet and colorful mitten advent calendar is a great way to add fun character to the room. As you can see the mittens are in toddler size which makes them look so cute. Attached small numbers make it a real countdown calendar.
This unique centerpiece is designed to be placed on the dining table. It is a vintage bird cage that has been transformed into a useful decorative item. Of course, printable Christmas tagsto makes it look so special. A great idea is to add different kind of small presents and surprises under the cage. Decorative ribbons and other festive ornaments are also welcomed. When a day tag has been removed and your kids take a present, add the consecutive number of the forthcoming days.
The following idea has been shared by Katie Watson who invented an interesting way for children to count down to Christmas. Each of the square envelopes is created in unique festive look with different kinds of themes and colors. Inside a envelope, there is a small surprise for every day – a coupon which can be lately redeemed for something at home – like a cup of sweet hot chocolate, or a candy, or Mom reading a story at bedtime – it all depends on your kids’ preferences. And since the calendar is unique in its features it also makes a great decorative item too that best suits the banister.
Our next example keeps the traditional Christmas warmth while it represents a kind of a vintage-styled advent calendar. There are 24 different vintage images which are stuck on fused linen and freezer paper. At the bottom part of each piece of the calendar, there is a small number printed. The numbers symbolize the days left till Christmas. The most amazing and interesting detail about this vintage jewel is the little pockets containing candies.
Kids love treats! Of course, their parents also do! Give your family what they deserve and arrange an advent calendar using the sweetest holiday-inspired fabric that will help you create such kind of small sacks that can be later filled with delicious treats. And don’t forget to add the numbers and tie a twine that will help you finish the shape of the sacks and hang them on the Christmas tree. And watch for the results…
In case you don’t have enough time to prepare spectacular decorations or Christmas Eve has surprised you earlier this year, you can always follow one of our quick-to-prepare decoration ideas. These are 24 stenciled numbers onto manila shipping tags. Additional glittering effects has been added later. The funny part is that all your family members can be involved interacting with the calendar. Removing a day from it is an action that must continue with placing the specific day on the Christmas tree.
Another great vintage ideas reveals how one can get such kind of festive advent calendar at home. Find some spools and attach a number to each of them. Simple, isn’t it? Of course, adding clues to a hidden gift is a fantastic idea, so it all depends on you if you are going to apply it or not. Such kind of decorations can be places all over the home, but they best fit the Christmas tree area.
Rustic Stocking Stuffers
These lovely rustic stocking stuffers have been create out of a stocking template and patterns and fabrics of a personal choice. This is actually an advent calendar garland that can be placed on the banister. Additional decorative items to the lovely stockings can be added in order to strengthen the festive look of the patterned sweet items. And an idea just raised up here! You can add little candy surprises for your children. They will love it!
Countdown for the Kids
Children are usually those who are most devoted to the holiday spirit. They follow each day with great interest and anxiety and they can’t wait for the Christmas to come. Well, maybe it is because of the presents, but it doesn’t actually matter. So, if you want to involve them additionally, you can place such kind of advent calendar at kid’s room door. The background can be formed as a traditional Christmas tree while the day tags can be arranged according to your preferences.
Since eclectic is one of the most trendy styles these days, we shall not pass by an idea of a kind. The main idea here is to have a surprise for each day. Well, inside the boxes there are not only treats. Candles, Christmas ornaments, cards, toys and other small presents can be added so that your family will feel special when counting down to Christmas.