Gorgeous DIY Advent Calendar

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Recall our collection of fantastic advent calendars? I just came across one more that I really like. It’s because of the glorious scrapbook embellishments that Andrea from the “Modern, yet Old-Fashioned’-blog added.

Look at this calendar! This is the work of a scrapbook Pro! Yet,…. this advent calendar is super-easy to make! And of course, this is exactly, why I am writing about it: giving you the secrets to successful scrapbook your own advent calendar this year.


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Craft Supplies Needed


Step-by-Step Instructions
for Muffin Pan Advent Calendars

  1. Cut the magnet sheets into 2.25” squares
  2. Cut out 2.25” squares from pretty paper
  3. Lay them out onto your advent calendar till you like how they group together, and then glue them onto the magnets.
  4. Now, add the numbers.
  5. Add layers and layers of embellishments till your calendar feels ‘perfectly ready for Christmas’.
  6. Fill each cubby hole with some goodies, tiny toys, sweet sayings, a Christmas ‘to-do’, or whatever your holiday heart desires.
  7. Hang it up and enjoy the Christmas Countdown.
Design Tip

How to make this into a house-shaped advent Calendar? It’s easy. Simply cut a triangular piece of cardboard to make a roof. Glue on coordinating scrapbooking pattern and attach to the muffin pan with a magnetic strip at the bottom of the roof. If you wish, you can make the top triangular sides red, the bulk of the triangular the same color as your pan and place a cute top floor window in the center of it, perhaps with a cute ‘Merry Christmas’ phrase attached to the advent calendar house facade.

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Source | image credit: Modern, yet Old-fashioned


Cutest Advent Calendars for Purchase

Have no time to make an advent calendar, but want nonetheless something cute? Browse any of the calendars here at the Land of Nod. They have eight advent calendars right now, with this one being the cutest in my personal opinion…

Best Craftsy Advent Calendars :: Fine Craft Guild.com



Kids Holiday Decor: Kids Chambray Christmas Advent Calendar – All Shapes Advent Calendar

While you shop at The Land of Nod -site, have a look at their gorgeous Christmas gifts also. Besides having beautiful, unique and personalized gift items, they also heavenly subsidize their furniture shipping cost.


Most Popular Advent Calendar

I kind of don’t like telling you this, but the most popular advent calendars are actually not the homemade variety, the super-crafty ones that we tend to like and make. Kids seem to prefer & encourage parents to get them this instead:
Lego is what they love! This LEGO City Advent Calendar makes every day leading up to Christmas a building adventure. Kids get to open a window each day, and find 24 gifts: e.g. including a Christmas tree, grill, race car, slide, astronaut, policeman, robber, race car driver and 5 other cool mini-figures. This advent calendar makes a great gift.


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