I have ALWAYS wanted to make my children an advent calendar; for years I looked for the right ones. Finally, I found two that really said "this is it"! Of course I found the ideas on Pinterest! What can't you find on there???
Above, Nina's "calendar" has no numbers at all. She just picks a tree and opens it from the bottom. I made these trees out of scrapbook paper in all shades of green, then I decorated the trees with garland, stars, pom poms, brads, pearls, etc. I set up the "forest" in her room and I surprised her with it. She loves opening one up everyday. . . today, she opened hers and it said "Bake Sugar Cookies"! So guess what we are doing in a little while, lol?
Dominic's calendar is more traditional in that it has numbers. What it's made out of is not so traditional: gerber jars! This was a fun project. I can't wait til he opens one up around 16th--I shoved a bouncy ball in the gerber jar and I am not so sure it's gonna come out, lol!