Advent calendars are a fantastic way to celebrate the countdown to Christmas with a daily indulgence. Though typically inexpensive to buy, a little creativity goes a long way toward a charming advent calendar filled with treats for your family and guests to enjoy throughout December.
I’ve been planning to make this gorgeous advent garland created by Julie Ree for years. Paper pyramids – which Julie cleverly notes look like sculptural, modern trees – are printed, folded and filled with chocolates, candies or other special surprises. With 25 pyramids, there is a lot of cutting involved in this project, but the instructions are so simple you can ask kids to help. The result is worth it!
Print the pyramids on coloured or patterned cardstock to coordinate with your holiday decor. Julie tied her pyramids to a purchased mini apple garland, but you could also use a long piece of wide ribbon, branches in a vase or evergreen boughs.
Watch for more DIY advent calendar ideas in the coming weeks.