It's been a long time since I've made an advent calendar. We've been using this felt one that I made for three years now and the kids have really enjoyed it. But this year it seemed like it might be time for a little something new.
Now I know I'm a little late on sharing, but I did have it completed in time for the kids to flip up the first flap yesterday!
This advent calendar is no sew and pretty simple to make.
(2) Use a paint marker to draw a tree, circles and numbers onto your chalkcloth.
(3) Cut most of the way around the circles using a craft knife (leave about half an inch uncut at the top of each circle to keep the circle ornament attached) Tape small photos behind each dated circle.
That's it! Simple as that!
The hardest part is deciding what pictures to put behind the flaps! I chose wintry and Christmas moments from our past and hid them behind the flaps for a fun reminder of past joyful moments.
And, for the rest of the calendar, since it is chalkcloth we can change it up whenever we'd like. Change the words...
The kids knew I was making a new advent calendar but I was keeping it a secret until yesterday. They were thrilled!
They love the idea of finding a new photo everyday...
And that it can be changed a bit whenever we want...