I’ve always wanted a new advent calendar. I got our advent calendar, which is shown in my Christmas Countdown post, at a holiday sale at my daughter’s school. It is cute, but I’ve always wanted to have a bigger, more fun option for my kids.
A while back, I pinned a really cute snowman gift tower from House Bella on MomHomeGuide’s Christmas Pinterest board.
So for the past few days, as boxes filled with Christmas gifts have been arriving on my home’s doorstep (I am a big online shopper), I have been saving the boxes to make my own paper-box snowman / advent calendar.
No-Melt Indoor Snowman
So after my daughters went to bed last night, I went to work on my indoor box snowman. First, I taped the boxes closed, so the flaps to the boxes wouldn’t pop open. I then draped new, unopened white kitchen garbage bags over the
fronts of the boxes, and taped the white garbage bags to the tops, bottoms and sides of the boxes, making sure to pull the plastic garbage bags tight. My husband looked in to see what I was doing, and thought I was nuts!
I then got to work on the snowman’s decorations. I stuffed a winter hat with bubble wrap (that had come in one of my shipping boxes) and taped the hat to the snowman’s head. I found a festive green scarf in the closet, and tied it around the snowman’s neck.
I found a pair of kids’ sunglasses that were leftover from a past birthday party I hosted, and poked holes for the sunglasses earpieces, and stuck the sunglasses in. I cut out construction paper circles for the snowman’s buttons and smile, and a triangle for his nose, and taped all of it on. My snowman was complete, and all he cost me were a few garbage bags and some tape!
Snowman Advent Calendar
I then got started on the advent part of my snowman. With purple sticky notes, I made stick-on numbers to represent how many days there are until Christmas, and I made three sticky notes with the words, “Days until Christmas.” I stuck them on, and my snowman was complete!
As usual, my little ones snuck downstairs to sneak in more hugs and kisses before going to sleep, and they were very happy with what they found! Tomorrow, I will let them make and stick on the numbers for the new Christmas advent calendar.
In all, my project took only about 20 minutes to finish. Pretty easy! Hope you like him!
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