Gwen loves the colorful boxes advent calendar - Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #crafts

Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar

I’m not going to lie to you, I pretty much have zero chill when it comes to Gwen’s first Christmas. I’m like a PTA Mom with unlimited time and way too much caffeine. Except, I’m actually neither of those things. What I do have is a DIY advent calendar idea that’s worth writing home about, though.

While Gwen is still too young to actually have any understanding of an advent calendar, I still find joy in it and love the idea of starting our first traditions as a family of 3!

The good thing about this advent calendar is that they’re all made from mini boxes that actually hold a pretty substantial amount (plus I have a trick for displaying them on my temporary shelves for the holidays below!), so you don’t have to worry about not having something for everyone with bigger families in mind.

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Also, I’m shamelessly real into this color scheme, so there’s that too. So whip up an ornament cocktail, light up the pom pom tree, and get crafting…

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styled Christmas houses! Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #craftsAdvent calendar for kids! - Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #craftsfinal advent calendar for kids! Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #craftsChristmas houses on temporary floating shelves - Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #craftstransforming blank cardboard houses - Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #craftspainting and assembling the houses - Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #craftsputting the numbers on - Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #crafts

DIY ADVENT CALENDAR MINI HOUSES | CHRISTMAS DIY IDEA

Craft paint in the colors of your choice

Thick paintbrush for the base color of the houses

Thin paintbrush for the stripes

Gold number stickers

Mini cardboard houses

Fake snow (optional for the roofs)

Temporary floating shelves (this is optional, but a great way to display them together to save space in your house!)

Goodies to put inside!

Okay, so technically this DIY advent calendar is literally as easy as painting cardboard houses and putting some numbers on the front, but if you want to get extra fancy with it you can!

We painted the box bases and lids all white, and sprinkle fake snow on the tops of the roof while they were still wet to act as glue to hold the snow on.

Once the white all dried, we painted thin stripes on each house in varying colors, let dry, and then put gold number stickers on the fronts.

Because you’ll need so many boxes, I definitely recommend these temporary Command Strip wall shelves because they’re sleek, easy to put up, and easy to take down without damaging the wall once the holidays are over.

Now all you have to do is fill them and enjoy!

Clearly, Gwen is too young to get the full jist of an advent calendar, but I like the idea of starting the tradition now, don’t you?!

striped Christmas houses! Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #crafts cute idea of what to put in an advent calendar! Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #crafts

Gwen loves the colorful boxes advent calendar - Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #crafts

Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar

I’m not going to lie to you, I pretty much have zero chill when it comes to Gwen’s first Christmas. I’m like a PTA Mom with unlimited time and way too much caffeine. Except, I’m actually neither of those things. What I do have is a DIY advent calendar idea that’s worth writing home about, though.

While Gwen is still too young to actually have any understanding of an advent calendar, I still find joy in it and love the idea of starting our first traditions as a family of 3!

The good thing about this advent calendar is that they’re all made from mini boxes that actually hold a pretty substantial amount (plus I have a trick for displaying them on my temporary shelves for the holidays below!), so you don’t have to worry about not having something for everyone with bigger families in mind.

MY LATEST VIDEOS

Also, I’m shamelessly real into this color scheme, so there’s that too. So whip up an ornament cocktail, light up the pom pom tree, and get crafting…

MY LATEST VIDEOS

styled Christmas houses! Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #craftsAdvent calendar for kids! - Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #craftsfinal advent calendar for kids! Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #craftsChristmas houses on temporary floating shelves - Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #craftstransforming blank cardboard houses - Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #craftspainting and assembling the houses - Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #craftsputting the numbers on - Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #crafts

DIY ADVENT CALENDAR MINI HOUSES | CHRISTMAS DIY IDEA

Craft paint in the colors of your choice

Thick paintbrush for the base color of the houses

Thin paintbrush for the stripes

Gold number stickers

Mini cardboard houses

Fake snow (optional for the roofs)

Temporary floating shelves (this is optional, but a great way to display them together to save space in your house!)

Goodies to put inside!

Okay, so technically this DIY advent calendar is literally as easy as painting cardboard houses and putting some numbers on the front, but if you want to get extra fancy with it you can!

We painted the box bases and lids all white, and sprinkle fake snow on the tops of the roof while they were still wet to act as glue to hold the snow on.

Once the white all dried, we painted thin stripes on each house in varying colors, let dry, and then put gold number stickers on the fronts.

Because you’ll need so many boxes, I definitely recommend these temporary Command Strip wall shelves because they’re sleek, easy to put up, and easy to take down without damaging the wall once the holidays are over.

Now all you have to do is fill them and enjoy!

Clearly, Gwen is too young to get the full jist of an advent calendar, but I like the idea of starting the tradition now, don’t you?!

striped Christmas houses! Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #crafts cute idea of what to put in an advent calendar! Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendar by top Houston lifesyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth #diy #christmas #advent #holiday #decor #idea #howto #kids #crafts

Comments

  • Neely

    11.26.18

    Oh my gosh these are so pretty and so fun! I love how they look!

  • Stephanie

    11.26.18

    These are so cute! My mom just got my boys a Lego advent calendar because that’s their current favorite toys. I love the idea of making your own, though!

  • How cute is that? I wish I still had the exuberance that I had during my kid’s first christmas lol.

  • Kate Kreates

    11.27.18

    I love this – it’s so cute! What a great idea to make your own adventure calendar!

  • What a fab idea for a home craft to make your own advent calendar. Much more personal too xx

  • These are so pretty! They look a lot more fun than the average advent calendar as well!

  • Christa

    11.27.18

    This is the prettiest thing I’ve seen all day! I love the idea and the colors and the pictures. And now I want a Justin’s peanut butter cup. 😀

  • I love it! I have never thought to make my own advent calendar I always buy! But this would be so much fun to send to my nephews!

  • Joshua

    11.27.18

    This is a very pretty diy advent calendar. Great idea to decorate for the holiday season.

  • Jack branson

    11.27.18

    That is the best idea. I love how clean it is and the pictures was taken very well!

  • Tonya Morris

    11.28.18

    I love advent calendars and I had never considered making my own! This is such a creative and well-done idea!

  • Nati

    11.28.18

    Oh my! This has to be the cutest most sweet advent calendar ever! I could try to do it myself, but I’m terrible with DIY project, lol

  • This is so very cool. I know it would take a lot of work to set up. But my daughter would love something like this. She loves Advent Calendars.

  • elizabeth

    11.29.18

    I’d love to know the source for that felt ball garland.

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