The Christmas Season is fast approaching!
So now is the time to starting thinking about those Christmas items that you may need to get organized to use from the 1st of December such as an Advent calendar.
There are plenty to purchase these days like these chocolate ones, toy ones, and even beauty ones. But if you are like me and like to get creative and make ones for the kids or that someone special then I have 8 Christmas advent calendar ideas to inspire you!
Items to include in your Advent Calendars:
Advent Calendars can be a range of sizes and can contain so many different things here is a list to get those ideas flowing:
- Mini Lego Figurines
- Mini Perfume Bottles
- Bath Toys
- Fridge magnets
- Lip Balm
- Toy Cars
- Hair accessories
- Beauty Products
- An activity card for that day i.e… Day 1 Snowboarding, Day 2 Picnic at the beach, Day 3 Play at a playground, Day 4 Road Trip and so on….
Check out Pinterest for some more fantastic ideas if you a stuck!
Advent Calendar Ideas are:
A Train set with carriages that hold each day’s item – I know my kids would love this!
Little sacks made up for each day that you can stuff with a few goodies. It can then be attached to a mantel piece or hang a long rope and attach each sack with some pretty ribbon.
Wooden Christmas Tree
You can purchase a plain wooden craft tree from Amazon and decorate it like this one. You then place an item in each draw and every day of the month the kids get to open one draw.
Sew an Advent Calendar
Handy with a sewing machine? Grab a large piece of material and shape it into a Christmas themed item like a tree, snowman or a snowflake, and sew 24 envelope shapes that are easy to get into and large enough to hold your items.
Make 24 little stockings that you can attach to your mantel and fill with treats for the little ones.
Envelope Christmas Advent Calendar
Here is one that I made last year for my family. I made up 25 envelopes that they could open each day and popped in some chocolate. The larger ones for the 25th and the 8th had some extra things like mini legos, bubbles, and stickers.
Christmas Beverage Advent Calendar
A great advent calendar for that love one! Place 24 bottles of their favorite beverage on a shelf and at the end of the day they can crack open their one for that day!
Mini Gift Boxes for the Christmas Tree
If you have your Christmas Tree up from the 1st December, you could make mini gift boxes filled with little treats and then hang them on the tree. Each day of December your kids (or other recipients) can find the one for that day!
So, there we have it my favorite 8 Advent Calendar Ideas. Have you seen any on Pinterest that you love? Go ahead and share them with us on my facebook page!
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