Make Your Own Advent Calendars!

Why Pay High Prices For Advent Calendars When You Can Make Your Own?

Advent calendars are a Christmas tradition for many families. Todays Advent calendar prices, however, can make some families wonder just how important the tradition really is. Do yourself a favor and don’t pay the high prices charged by department stores and definitely don’t give up your Advent calendar tradition. Make your own instead!

Getting Your Supplies

Making Advent calendars is surprisingly easy, but it does mean that you’re going to need a few supplies on hand. Here’s what you should gather to create your Advent calendars:

— 1 piece of green cardboard (at least 12 inches tall)
— A spool of red ribbon
— A red bow
— Hershey’s kisses
— A glue gun
— Scissors

Creating Your Family’s Advent Calendars

When creating these homemade Advent calendars the first thing you’ll need to do is take your piece of green cardboard and cut it out in the shape of a Christmas tree. To make it easier, you may want to print a pattern to trace. There are dozens of Christmas tree patterns on the Internet if you perform a Google search.

Once your pattern is cut out, put the red bow at the very top of the tree. Now, take the spool of red ribbon and cut it into 4 to 6-inch lengths and tie them into ribbons. You’ll need twenty-four of them for each of the Advent calendars you make.

Use your glue gun to glue each of the 24 ribbons to your Advent calendar. Then take the Hershey’s kisses and put a dab of glue gun glue on the bottom of each one, placing one Kiss underneath each ribbon on the tree.

Wait for the glue to set and you have a candy Advent calendar that’s both cute and budget-friendly. The great thing about these Advent calendars is that they’re easy to make (so the kids can participate) and you can make one for each child in your family (so there’s no fighting over who gets the nightly candy).

This year, instead of buying those store-bought Advent calendars that just seem to get more and more commercial as the years go by, make your own and create a new family Advent calendar tradition.