It’s almost December 1st. If you’re looking for an advent calendar printable, we’ve got you covered. I painted these watercolor wreaths and I’ve turned them into advent tags for 2 Printable DIY Advent Calendars. We’re sharing a kid friendly and adult version to inspire you to create your own advent countdown for kid or kin!
DIY Advent Calendar – Beer-y Christmas!
I’ve been a busy little elf. I’ve been working in secret to create this craft beer advent calendar for a special little elf (my husband).
To create my beer advent calendar, first, I hit up my favorite shop for wine, beer and spirits – Total Wine. I scoured their craft beer section and pick up 24 different craft beers. Winter ales, IPA’s, stouts and more!
I wrapped each bottle with red tissue paper and tied a numbered advent tag (download here and here) around the neck. These wooden crates from Michaels (spray painted gold”) made a perfect container for my craft beer advent calendar!
Tie a big festive ribbon into a bow around your crate and you’ve got a fun adult gift that keeps on giving throughout the holiday season!
Kid Advent Calendar
In years past, I’ve done candy advent calendars and tiny treat advents. Let’s be honest, we still have a bucket full of Halloween candy, plus my kids are going to be eating their fair share of Christmas cookies over the next few weeks. Also those tiny treat calendars are hard to fill (and expensive!). This year, I opted to keep it simple and create an activity advent calendar.
I came up with 24 activities the kids and I will enjoy doing together during the holiday season (make Christmas play dough, bake for our neighbors, Christmas movie and cocoa night, shop and donate to a food pantry).
A quick pinterest search will give you a large variety of ideas. I picked 24 activities that fit our family and busy schedule. I typed them up and tucked them inside these mini envelopes. I taped the watercolor wreaths on the outside with pretty washi tape and used mini paperclips and sticky tack to create a pretty tree on the wall out of our advent calendar.
We’re excited to get started and I’m embracing the fact that my presence is better than any little advent candy or present I could give them.
Let the holiday season begin!