handmade christmas challenge week 8 – advent calendar

advent calendar roundup - myfrenchtwist.com

advent calendar roundup - myfrenchtwist.comThere are so many ways to infuse creativity into holiday decorating that my mind is blown. Seriously. And just when I think I’ve seen the cutest thing ever, I come across something new that blows my mind a little more. 

Today is November 30th, so if you haven’t put up an advent calendar yet, today’s the day to do it. Having said that, I’m opting out of this week’s challenge for several reasons. First, I don’t have young children around, and they are the ones who especially love this tradition. Secondly, I don’t have a mantel in my new condo or another convenient place to showcase an advent calendar. I think I’ve just about filled every nook & cranny with seasonal flare without crossing the line of becoming an old lady Home Shopping Network hoarder, so I better stop now. Nonetheless, I’m crazy about this sweet tradition, so I’ve rounded up a few of the coolest, funkiest calendars I could find. These particular ones just stole my heart, so I have to share them with you.

scandinavian advent calendar - myfrenchtwist.com
Ferm Living wall-mounted calendar via Little Scandinavian. A little bit modern, a little bit traditional. 

starry trees advent calendar - myfrenchtwist.com

template calendar
Starry Trees template & instructions by JulieMarie on Etsy. Such a rad idea! I’ll be using this idea next year in my lake condo, hanging tiny gifts from a piece of driftwood!
hats and mittens advent calendar - myfrenchtwist.com
Hat & mittens advent garland via Garnet Hill. If you’re feeling industrious, knit some up yourself! Some Boho whimsy for the holidays!
advent calendar tutorial - myfrenchtwist.com
DIY advent calendar tutorial via Lucy Jane. A Clever way to bust into your fabric scrap stash. Homespun cuteness.
packages on twig - myfrenchtwist.com
Pretty packages garland via Baby Ramen. This one’s my favorite. I can envision the most magnificent paper prints ever on all those little packages. 
lego advent calendar - myfrenchtwist.com
Had to include this, because if I had seen this when my lego-building boys were little, I would have bought it for sure! Great, great idea!

Let the countdown begin…

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Hi, I'm Wendy. Southern by birth, Francophile by marriage, bohemian by nature, and minimalist by choice. Check out myfrenchtwist.com and join me in a year of making beautiful things.

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