The holidays are approaching, and if you are anything like me, you love this time of the year! Attending holiday events, shopping for gifts, preparing holiday meals, decorating the house, and spending time with family, are just some of the reasons the holidays are precious to me.
This year, while I was getting my holiday mojo on, I was inspired to make my kids an advent calendar. Hmmm. I didn't know how I was going to make it, but I knew it was going to involve getting rid of an old tv box that had been taking up too much space in my garage for way too long! So my desire to purge a little, mixed with my holiday mood, resulted in an epic life-sized advent calendar!
Want to make one? If so, save yourself some money by hitting the dollar store, (at least that's what I did), and pick up these items.
Here's what you need...
- large TV box (I used a 50")
- a variety of containers (I used plastic containers and gift boxes)
- holiday cards and holiday gift bags
- decorative items (ribbon, stickers, holiday signs, decorative tape, etc.)
- number stickers
- contact paper
- glue gun and glue sticks
- permanent marker
- X-acto knife or other cutting tool
Step 1: Prepare TV box, (or other large cardboard box), by wiping any dust and debris away, and taping sides shut. Cover in contact paper.
Step 7: Decorate box by adding ribbon, stickers and signs to front, top, and sides of box. I hot glued a sign and a Christmas countdown tracker to the top of my box, ribbon and signs to the sides, and ivy stickers to the top, and around mailbox shaped gift boxes.