Posts Tagged ‘Advent crafts’

Easy DIY Advent Jar and 35 Advent Calendar Ideas

Friday, December 7th, 2012 by by

I just love going to MOPS. Besides, the friendship, fellowship and great food, we get to make fun craft projects. A few weeks ago we made an easy Advent Jar. What’s an Advent Jar you ask? Well, its just like an advent calendar, except you use a jar and Popsicle sticks.

You will need:

  • Clean glass jar
  • 25 Popsicle sticks (the larger the better)
  • Ribbon (a wider ribbon and a thinner ribbon in holiday colors)
  • Double sided tape or a hot glue gun
  • Fine tip permanent marker



Friday: DIY Advent Countdown Calendar!

Friday, November 30th, 2012 by by

My family is still fairly young and we are still establishing our family holiday traditions. This year, I thought it would be fun to have an Advent (countdown-to-Christmas) Calendar, and have a festive activity for each day til Christmas. Construction is simple (also cheap)- and shouldn’t take much to do at all!


*Colored felt (including white, or else have some cotton batting ready)
*Colored cardstock
*Needle and colored thread (including white)
*Tape (any variety, really)
*Black Sharpie/Wite-Out pen
*Rick-rack (or embroidery floss)
*Glue (optional)