DIY House Advent Calendar: A pattern for 3 sizes of paper houses, and printable number labels to make your own advent village.
I always like to do a little advent calendar for my girls. This years house advent calendar might just be my favourite ever.
December mornings they’re excited to get down stairs after they’re dressed and beds are made, to open their advent calendar before breakfast. My mom usually makes sure they each have a chocolate one, and I’ve done different ones with them over the years. They’re been activities to do each day, lego, or play mobile to open, and candles to burn to a certain point. This year, since they’re getting a little older I went with these sweet little houses.
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- white paper
- old book pages
- printed patterns
- printed numbers
How To Make The House Advent Calendar
Use the pattern to trace out 24 houses on to your paper.
Cut them out and fold and glue them together.
Fill them with treats.
I sat one night and watched tv while I snipped, folded and glued, in-between cups of tea. In the morning the girls were all ohs and ahs.
I set them up on our little side table, and added some sweet wooden Christmas trees, and a sprinkling of snow.
Of course they wanted to know what was inside.
Is it candy?
Or is it mini toys or treasures?
Is it activities?
All of the above would be great choices.
But this year it’s jokes and Christmas carol picture puzzles. It should make for a fun start to the day. I found some online, printed them up and then rolled them and held them together with a little gold washi tape.
I love how this little DIY advent calendar turned out. It looks so, so pretty in the living room. It’s a delightful way to count down our way to the big day. A little wonder as we edge closer to that wonderful day.
You can’t help but look down from this view, and think of God looking down on us, and sending help on that special night so long ago.
Hope you and yours are enjoying your own advent.
With a pretty little house advent calendar like this, life really is a party.
You might also like our Printable Christmas Advent Calendar Activities here.
Also check out our Children’s Story Book Advent Calendar here.
You might also enjoy our Cookie Advent Calandar here.