If you’re looking for an easy and cheap way to make your own advent calendar then this post if for you! My husband and I spent a couple of hours this weekend creating this DIY advent calendar for our son. We used some doweling, decorative string and craft paper bags to create a simple grid calendar.
I wasn't sure when I started how I wanted to decorate the bags, but I decided not to go with a traditional design. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at some water color flower posies, and I thought that they would have a nice victorian christmas feel to them.
We decided to put a little toy car or truck in each bag, not that I’m against candy but the thought of starting my toddlers day by telling him he can only have one piece of candy sounds like a bad idea. Toddlers are fun...
This is a really simple calendar to create and you could easily customize it with different bags or envelopes and by using string or drift wood or even a hanger to suspend them. I chose the craft bags so that my toddler could have the pleasure of tearing them open, but keep in mind whatever it is that you want to put in your calendar. Both size and weight, whether you’re planning on small dye cast toys or mini bottles of whiskey, you’ll have to reinforce your structure accordingly.