Thursday, December 1, 2011

Advent Calendar Round Up on the Web

Vintage German Advent Calendar
The countdown to Christmas is on. This morning, the first thing out of my son's mouth was, "Where's the Christmas Advent Calendar?!" My family loves advent calendars. This year the kids have 3 each (yes, 3)... One that my mom gave each of them (great vintage German advent calendars, one pictured above), one that I gave them (chocolate ones from Trader Joes, how could I resist the price) and one that is a wall hanging, a family tradition hung year after year.

For today's post, here's round up of all the great DIY and free printable Advent calendars out their swirling around the web. I hope this inspires me for next year to create a new one. Perhaps the kids can each have 4 calendars?!

DIY and Printable Advent Calendars Around the Web

Tip Junkie - Over on the Tip Junkie site she has summarized, not one but 2 posts filled with Advent Calendar ideas. Head over to check them out:
24 Ways to Countdown Christmas (Advent)
34 Best Christmas Advent Calendar Tutorials (DIY)

Image from OhDeeDoh - Advent Calendar RoundUp

OhDeeDoh- Check out this great round up of Advent Calendars at Apartment Therapy's Ohdeedoh.

Skip to My Lou - Felt pockets, birds, old thread spools and more... Here's Skip to My Lou's post: How to Make an Advent Calendar

Moms By Heart - Here's a round up of DIY Advent Calendars for budget conscious folks: 10 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas

Martha Stewart - Over on Martha Stewart is an adorable baby socks Advent Calendar... the perfect idea for using those single socks or socks your baby has outgrown: Baby Sock Advent Calendar

Printable Holiday Box Advent Calendar on Oh Happy Day
Oh Happy Day - I'm just LOVING the printable Advent Calendars on, both designed by Amanda Jane Jones. The retro look of each are great!
Holiday Box Advent and Free Printable
Advent Calendar Iron On and Free Printable

Living Locurto - Amy on Living Locurto has a great Advent Calendar printable as well that you're sure to like: Personalized Christmas Advent Calendar (Free Printable)

Talk Crafty To Me - Here's an paper ornament advent calendar that is very cute, and would be fun to hang on the tree to have the kids find each day: Free DIY Printable Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar