Take it on Tuesday Blog Hop: DIY Advent Calendar Boxes


Advent Calendar Boxes

I’m in the middle of a BIG project – making Advent Calendar Boxes!! I got the idea from I Can Teach My Child. LOVE it!! Even though my husband and I don’t have children yet, we love the idea of starting family Christmas traditions now! I’ve been slowly purchasing the items I need to put together these Advent Calendar Boxes.

I purchased the small silver jewelry boxes here. Since you are buying in bulk (100 boxes), they were less than $0.30 each, even with shipping (Price was $20.50 + shipping for 100 boxes)!! I also was able to download the cuteĀ Advent Box labels here!!



You can download a word document with each day’s message and idea for what trinket to put in the box for each day. I am going to add ribbons to the items that are not ornaments, in order to make each item one that can hang on our Christmas tree after discussing them. In the future, we may even have one Christmas tree that is for Advent Ornaments only!

Here’s some of the boxes I’ve filled so far:


I have found most of the trinkets from Michael’s and Hobby Lobby! I also purchased this big square decorative box at Hobby Lobby (50% off) to keep all my advent boxes in!



  • Stacey

    I love the box idea. I actually made an advent calendar this year as well and I have loved how much the kids have loved doing it! How fun!
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    • BetsyPool

      That’s awesome!! Can’t wait till I get to celebrate with kids! Thanks for linking up!

  • Rose and Heather

    I came form Hope Studios. I linked up a few Christmas things. And I would love you to come and join the Christmas Link party @ http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-gift-ideas-for-last-minute.html
    I have a weekly Tuesday Party too. Home to see you there.
    PS.The advent calendar boxes are too cute.

    • BetsyPool

      Thanks for coming and linking up!! I definitely will join your linky party!!

  • The Messy Roost

    Thank you so much for the invite. I love your blog and I am a new follower. Rhonda

    • BetsyPool

      Thanks so much for the follow! I loved checking out your website!!

  • Vicky

    That is such a great idea? You will make lots of great memories with those Advent boxes. I am a new Twitter follower visiting from Hope Studios. Vicky from Mess For Less

    • BetsyPool

      Thanks so much for visiting and following!! I’m going to check out your blog! Your latest Beaded Garland Christmas is too cute! I’d love it if you linked it up here!!!


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