Hello, friends! I literally just finished up my son’s advent calendar the night before December 1st. I’m such a last minute mommy. But, I do love how it turned out! We saw some really cool Lego and Playmobil calendars and actually almost got one, but I decided to make one instead with little gifts that I knew Ethan would love for sure.
I started out by purchasing some little wooden display cubbies at Daiso. For those of you who don’t know this store, it is awesome – it’s the dollar store of Japan and here in the US, everything in the store is $1.50. See, awesome, right?! Anyway, I found these cubbies there – they came in one row of three so I bought 8 of them so I could have a total of 24 cubes. I arranged them together and used wood glue and clamps to put them together to make one large box of 24 cubbies.So, guess what I stuffed into these mini paper sacks that I got from Michaels? Shopkins! Omigosh, guys, I’m not really sure why Ethan is so obsessed with these little things but he loves them! So I put one in each bag, punched two holes in the center and tied it with baker’s twine. Next, I used my Silhouette to print and cut little circles with numbers and used double-sided tape to stick them to the mini sacks.I also used my Silhouette to make the gable box for the 25th day which just contains a special piece of chocolate. And lastly, I made a December label and adhered it to a clothespin that clips onto a little wood box I found lying around the house.So there you have it… a Shopkins Advent Calendar! Ha! Happy December!