Use a Muffin Tin to Create a Frugal Christmas Advent Calendar
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This DIY advent calendar is the perfect holiday craft.
Excited to make Christmas crafts?🎄
Although Advent calendars have been around for what seems like forever, they’ve really exploded as a holiday tradition in recent years. They’re such a fun way to build excitement while counting down the days until Christmas, especially for families with children.
One drawback to popular store-bought Advent calendars is that they can be pretty pricey, especially if you have multiple children in your family. Thankfully, you can make your own DIY Advent calendar and totally customize it for your family’s budget and interests!
It’s so easy to re-purpose a mini muffin tin into a cute homemade Advent calendar for counting down the days until Christmas! It’s super easy to put together, and it can also be a fun kids’ craft activity too.
Then, when they’re not looking, you can fill each space with a small piece of candy, chocolate, sticker, written note, or handmade token to redeem for holiday-themed family activities. Your child can then reveal a new surprise on each day leading up to Christmas!
Muffin Tin DIY Advent CalendarPrint
I love how this DIY Muffin Tin Advent calendar turned out!
I also love that you can totally customize this for your kids, your family, or even your pet! To make this DIY project even more budget-friendly, you could fill it with things that you may already have on hand, like leftover Halloween candy.
Rather than putting tiny surprises inside, you could opt to fill your Advent calendar with ideas for holiday-themed family activities or acts of kindness to spread holiday cheer.
Need ideas? Head on over here to print our FREE Christmas Bucket List for lots of fun, frugal, and family-friendly activities. Be sure to check out our FREE Random Acts of Kindness printable too, for ways to spread a little Christmas cheer beyond the walls of your home. 🎄Enjoy!