Friday Favorites–Counting Down to Christmas

It’s early, yes.  But just remember, when you find one of these cute methods to countdown to Christmas that you must have you’re going to need time to gather materials and make it.  Doesn’t feel early now, does it?

I have to start with this Slush Recycling Advent Calendar from Rock N Doll.  Now I know what I can do with some of my Starbucks cups!


This cube-style DIY Advent Calendar from Pippijoe Diary would be fun to pile into a bowl or basket.


There’s a good chance you have the supplies on hand to make this clothespin countdown from Kirsty Wiseman.


This Advent Calendar Book from Homework would be handy if you’ll be traveling with little ones close to the holidays.

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I love this puzzle countdown from Milk and Cookies.  It’s assembled as the holiday approaches.


This matchbox Christmas Advent from Bubbly Funk is a little more complicated than some, but so pretty it’s worth it.

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Technically, this Family Chalkboard and Command Center from 504 Main is not an advent calendar.  But wouldn’t it be cute as one?  You could write different activities or memories on all the spaces while you count down.  After Christmas, it could still serve it’s original command center purpose.  Bonus!

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This Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar from The Duty Chronicles is adorable.  I vote  for hanging it on the bathroom door.  The outside, of course.


I’ve seen a lot of these takeout boxes in different colors and patterns at the craft store lately, so making this advent calendar from Sarah Bearah shouldn’t be much trouble.


This last one is my favorite.  You might wonder why, since it isn’t the most decorative or colorful.  But click through and read the story behind this Random Acts of Kindness from TSJ Photography and you’ll understand.  True meaning of Christmas?  Oh, yes.