The advent calendars I was finding just weren’t cutting it. I found cute ones at JoAnn’s but you literally could only fit an M&M in the little box. Literally. So, inspired by the iron-on advent calendar on Oh Happy Day, I made my own.
Total cost: $22 (not including the goodies inside the bags). It took me about an hour to print, wait for the ink to dry, cut out the numbers, iron and assemble. I used 3″x5″ muslin bags that I got at the local craft store.
Ta da! Very pleased.
Update: Mason opened up his first advent calendar today as was so excited (he got a puffy snowman snow globe sticker). And then … he started throwing a fit because he wanted candy (it was 8 a.m.) and I said no so he started whining and I still said no so he got mad and threw his sticker at me. So I told him if he was going to throw his advent calendar sticker at me, I will throw it away. And I did. Yay! Christmas joy! Memories with sweet children!