DIY Advent Calendar

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Hey Everyone!

Have you noticed I’ve been away for awhile?!

We did some traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday & I decided to spend a little time unplugged for a bit. Although I missed blogging, I do have to admit, it was kinda nice to have some time off!

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I am in full Christmas swing! I had never done an Advent Calendar before, but after seeing all the cute ideas around blogland, I decided to try my hand at one of my own this year!

What do you think?!

DIY Advent Calendar

This calendar was so fun & easy to put together & I love that it adds to my decor for Christmas as well!

I started with a cheap frame ($4) and some foam board ($2) from Walmart….

Then I found these cute little cards for $1.00 at Walmart as well! There are 8 cards in a packages & I bought 2 packages for this project.

Then I cut the foam board with a knife to fit inside the frame….

After I got the foam board cut to the size I needed, I took it out of the frame & wrapped it in brown paper.

Then I took the cards that I purchased & cut them in half….

After cutting the cards, I then had to decide on a layout to figure out how to fit all 25 cards into the frame.

Once I got the cards arranged the way I wanted them I secured them to the foam board using white thumbtacks that I got at Walmart as well for $1.00.

I cut my numbers out with my Cricut machine using white cardstock. Then I just used a craft gluestick to secure the numbers to the cards….

Because the cards are flat, I had to brainstorm for ideas of what I could put inside them…

A lot of Advent Calendars use candy & ornaments, but neither of those would work with the small cards…

So I decided on Christmas stickers….

Overall, I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out!

And I love that the cards match my decor!

Thank you Walmart for your cheap & cute little blue cards! 🙂

I’m looking forward to using the Advent Calendar with Parker this year! I think he is really going to enjoy it! And now everytime he asks me when Santa is coming (trust me, he has already asked a 100 times), I just tell him to look at the calendar!

Are Advent Calendars part of your Christmas tradition?!

DIY Advent Calendar

Have you made one this year?!
If so, I would LOVE to see it!!
DIY Advent Calendar
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