Every year my kids look forward to counting down the days until Christmas. Usually they each get a little calendar that has a tiny chocolate for each day but last year I discovered that LEGO makes an advent calendar. I found them on sale online and ordered one for each of the kids. It was really fun to see what little set would come in each day.
This year I again ordered the LEGO calendar for Landon but I felt like Adia had outgrown it. So I searched for other options and couldn't find anything so I decided to make my own. I ordered a blank countdown box (links below) and some Christmas themed washi tapes to decorate each box and this is what I came up with.
I had a lot of different ideas for fillers but decided to do a charm bracelet. The first day of the calendar had a bracelet in it and each day will have a new charm that can be attached to the bracelet. I alternated between clear, silver, and red for each day.
By Christmas she will have a full charm bracelet to show off with her Christmas outfit!
These link back to Amazon and when I bought the LEGO calendar a few months ago it was half the price that it is now. I suggest getting that early if you want one for next year!
Also I bought the washi tape by the yard from Cards Crafts N More on Etsy. I love washi tape but it's nice to not have to buy a whole roll if it honestly won't really get used for any other projects.