Two DIY Christmas Countdown Advent Calendars

I am so excited to share these two Christmas Countdown Advent Calendars I created using a simple $1.00 Ikea Frame. I have a fun, whimsical version and then a fancy glittered one below. Hopefully one will work for you!

First you'll need one of the following frames from Ikea. These fun frames can be spray painted or glittered...so go crazy!!

Fun, Whimsical Countdown Calendar

Here are the full, color instructions if you would like to know how to create this step-by-step.

Note: However, the collection I used to create it, Santa's Little Helper by Imaginisce is from a past release and will be hard to find. But their holiday collection currently out in stores or the darling Doodlebug North Pole Collection would work just as well.

The following are the PDF files for the printables:
Click here for the Text for each Card

Fancy, Glitter Countdown Calendar

Watch my episode on Glitter Cups to see how easy it can be to add glitter to cups, frames and more.
Then you just need to take your crop-a-dile punch and punch two holes through only ONE sheet of the plastic. Insert the sheet backside the frame and add your 1 1/2-2" binder rings. Start adding on the cards (see below). 
You can click on the images below to see what they look like. Sadly I cannot find the digital file for the printables. If I do come across them, I'll add them back to the end of this post.

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KristyLee said...

That is very way cool! Super idea and great job!

Shemaine Smith said...

Great idea! Love the sparkly one too!

Unknown said...

That is awesome!! I wish I was brave enough to go the Ikea store 15 mins from my house. It's so crazy busy this time of year!

Staci said...

Lori, You are brillant! Great idea and super cheap!

Unknown said...

Lori, We love your Christmas Countdown advent calendar! Super cute! Have a great day! -The Six Sisters

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