Christmas is such a magical time of year. For many families, traditions are a big part of the holiday season, and Advent calendars are a popular one. It spreads out the fun and festivities for the whole month of December, giving us all something to look forward to as we count down the days to Christmas.
But you don't have to buy a typical cardboard Advent calendar with chocolate hidden inside. You can make your own Advent calendar to customize your countdown to the holidays!
What if you can't use a muffin pan because you have lots of holiday treats to bake? Well, how about collecting toilet paper rolls? It may sound unusual, but it can turn out quite cute like these little elves.
Check out a few of these posts for inspiration:
- 35 DIY Advent calendar ideas
- Family-friendly DIY Advent calendars
- Eco-friendly, handmade Advent calendar for green kids
- Advent calendar ideas for adults
- 10 eco Advent calendars
DIY muffin pan Advent calendar photo courtesy The Stamp Doc
DIY elf tubes Advent calendar photo courtesy Canadian Living
Editor's Note: This article was originally published in 2009 and has been updated.