A Fun and Unique Christmas Countdown Calendar Idea
If you love the idea of making your own countdown advent calendars then you've come to the right place. This partucular idea combines your Christmas tree and your Advent calendar, then adds a dash of treasure hunt! My kids just loved this one.
You can use any boxes you want for this Christmas countdown calendar as long as they are very small. Suitable boxes are sometimes offered at the craft or dollar store but not always. Otherwise, you can repurpose old boxes like the ones earrings from the store come from or even match boxes. You can also make boxes from scratch like I did...
I made 24 origami boxes for this project because I enjoy origami and that's just what I do! Another cool thing about this idea... you can reuse it every year! If a box gets ruined, just make a new one. If the ribbon gets old looking, simply replace it!
Here's How To Make These Fun Christmas Countdown Ornaments...
The idea is rather simple! Make a small gift box for each day of December, leading to Christmas. Enclose a small gift, treat and/or message like you would for any homemade advent calendar and then tie a ribbon once or twice around the box, ending with a bow.
You then slip an ornament hook under the ribbon and hang it on the tree.
Do this for every box until you have one for each day of the countdown. Depending on the age of your child(ren), you can put big numbers on the sides of the boxes or put small numbers (like I do) on the bottom of each box so they have to hunt for the right box each day! That's what I did and my kids really enjoyed the "treasure hunt."
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