Lotte is 2 and a half and it is the first Christmas she is able to understand the magic of it all. So I wanted to give her a calendar of her own to help countdown until the big day!
This cute little guy is in her room above her bookcase.
I didn't want it to be too expensive or too heavy to hang so I made it out of Balsa board. It is only $3.00 from the craft store, and it can be found in the modeling section.
I used Martha Stewart glitter paint (AMAZING STUFF) on clothespins that I already had in my stash. Everything is hot-glued together in a sort of random fashion. The circles where cut from my Cricut and I hand drew the numbers on.
I couldn't find the "perfect ornaments" so I picked up a bag of vase filler from the craft store ($4.99 with a 40% off coupon!). I made them into ornaments with a straight pin, some glue and ribbon. If you have ornaments around those would work too, or making them out of felt would add a great touch.
Every day in December she will wake up and put a new ornament on her mini Christmas tree.
This advent calendar is something we will have for years to come and I can't wait for the many Christmases filled with wonder and excitement!
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