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I’m part of that crowd that’s putting up Christmas decorations today. In fact, most years it’s all I can do to wait until Thanksgiving is over, so today is a little victory for me. I usually blame my hurry on the fact that the Christmas countdown needs to be up before the 1st. Works every time.
Speaking of Legos, skip the expensive, pre-filled advent calendars and make your own Lego Gingerbread Path Countdown with Frugal Fun for Boys.
This Mousetrap Advent Calendar from Fynes Designs might be one of the most unique I’ve seen. It can also double as a card holder!
This Felt Advent Calendar from Skip to my Lou looks fun to make. If you wanted to get fancy, you could add some embroidery stitches onto the felt.
It doesn’t get much simpler than this DIY Advent Calendar from Third Floor Design Studio.
These fabric links from Stitch/Craft are so cute, and the daily countdown activity inside each one is a nice touch.
Technically, this project from Skip to my Lou is called Advent Calendar for Boys, but I see no reason why this wouldn’t be great for girls as well. Just ask my daughter.
This Paper Gnome Advent Calendar from Twodaloo is a fun way to use some of the pretty paper you find in the craft stores.
If you have any toilet paper rolls left from those Thanksgiving projects, this DIY Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Calendar from Morning Creativity would be a great use for them.
This Animals in the Forest Advent Calendar from Deli from the Valley is pretty amazing.
Advent Calendar for Seamstresses from 2 Little Hooligans – can I get a hallelujah?