If you’ve waited until now to make this year’s handmade advent calendar, then you’ve probably waited too long! Don’t worry about it! You can whip up a quick advent calendar for your kiddos with just two items from the dollar store. Make one for each child in your family, or send it home with your scout troop or kids in your classroom. I used tree-shaped doilies from the dollar store (but I haven’t seen them there this year) and Christmas-themed foam stickers. If you can’t find the doily, just cut a tree out of construction paper or scrapbooking paper. Instructions at CROQzine. [how to make a quick advent calendar]

Ooh, or you could cut a tree shape out with your new Silhouette! <–enter my giveaway!

Project Estimate:

  • 1 or 2 pieces of construction paper, on hand
  • 1 tree doily (they come in a pack of 12), $1 or cut out your own tree
  • Glue stick, on hand
  • Christmas stickers, $1

Total: $1 and up