DIY Advent Calendar

DIY Advent Calendar {chirpy threads}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.DIY Advent Calendar {chirpy threads}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.DIY Advent Calendar {chirpy threads}DIY Advent Calendar {chirpy threads}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.DIY Advent Calendar {chirpy threads}DIY Advent Calendar {chirpy threads}DIY Advent Calendar {chirpy threads}So there you have it… a Shopkins Advent Calendar!  Ha!  Happy December!

xoxo, Jen