Quick & Easy DIY Advent Calendar

Quick & Easy DIY Advent Calendar

Decem­ber is right around the cor­ner, and we are get­ting pretty excited around here. One of our family’s favorite ways to ring in the hol­i­day sea­son is with an advent cal­en­dar! This jar advent cal­en­dar is sim­ple, cheap, and fun. So basi­cally it’s per­fect, right? Make the jar, add slips of paper with the mag­i­cal hol­i­day activ­i­ties on them, and enjoy the countdown!

Quick & Easy DIY Advent Calendar

What You Need

  • Jar
  • Paint mark­ers
  • Paper
  • Scis­sors
  • Tape
Quick & Easy DIY Advent Calendar

Step 1
Clean the jar really well and decide what you would like to paint onto it. Then paint it on! If you mess up, don’t worry. You can run the jar under hot water and scrub the paint off with a sponge.

Quick & Easy DIY Advent Calendar

Step 2
If you feel inclined, you can add the fun lit­tle polka dots. Snow maybe? What­ever they are, I love them.

Quick & Easy DIY Advent Calendar

Step 3
Cut up strips of paper. I just folded printer paper in half, then cut the strips to get even slips of paper.

Quick & Easy DIY Advent Calendar

Step 4
Grab your pen and write all the mag­i­cal things you want to do with your lit­tle ones before Christ­mas arrives. My favorites are a snow­ball fight, make Christ­mas cook­ies, and drink hot cocoa.

Quick & Easy DIY Advent Calendar

Step 5
If you want to add a lit­tle pop of color, grab some fun tapes to fas­ten the slips of paper closed.

Quick & Easy DIY Advent Calendar

And you’re done! Enjoy your new advent jar and all the hol­i­day fun that comes with it!

Quick & Easy DIY Advent Calendar
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