Fun DIY Advent Calendar

I picked up this cute OYOY Santa Advent Calendar and knew I wanted to create something fun unique and festive with it when it came to not your normal Advent calendar things! 


Of course I got out my iPad made a list of everything we were going to be doing the month of November and made a little illustrated card to go along with it. You can see a close up on illustration instagram @loopandblend 




Here is my final advent piece in all its glory! I used all kinds of different reusable materials! I went thrifting and got tons of cute fabrics from old pillowcases napkins and scarves to use! If you want to see more detail shots see the bottom of this post, including the list of all our activities so you can see how I plan things accordingly!






Small details, if its an activity or experience we are going to do that day I just wrote it on the back of a tag and combined it with an ornament we already owned or a little trinket to liven it up for him. Then I just tie it on!


We always do an advent calendar book on the first and our holiday PJs on the second so we can enjoy them all month long! 






Our Advent Calendar list:

  1. Advent Calendar Book 

  2. Christmas PJs 

  3. Wood Toy Firetruck 

  4. Happy Birthday Kett!!! Make Cookies - Cookie Cutters 

  5. Lacing Wood Toy 

    1. Story Time at Oak Grove Library 1030am 

    2. Hattiesburg Christmas Parade 6pm Christmas Lighting at 725pm

  6. New Orleans Celebration in the Oaks?

  7. Petal Christmas Parade 4PM

  8. Digger Book

  9. Sucker - Pictures with Santa 

    1. Pet Night at Turtle Creek Mall 

  10. Santa Bubble Bath

  11. Watch the Polar Express Movie with Pizza 

  12. Polar Express New Orleans 4:30pm

  13. Train Book - Painting little Wood Toys

  14. Harmonica 

    1. Jeremiahs 4th Birthday 11am

  15. Reindeer Bath Bomb

  16. Blue Truck Christmas Book

  17. Lacing Wood Toy - Make Paper Chains Fun

  18. Gingerbread House Making

  19. Candy Cane Bubble Bath - Make Gift for MailMan 

    1. Art Market at Hippo 6pm

  20. Lights in the Wild - Hattiesburg Zoo 6pm $15 - Ticket/Animal

  21. Lewis Lights 5:30pm

  22. Paint cards for Family

  23. Make Snow Kit

  24. Santa Book - Make Cinnamon Roll

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