This Easy DIY Advent Calendar is made using popsicle sticks. There are also 35 ideas for fun activities and experiences to write on the sticks.

DIY Advent Calendar

– Clean glass jar – 25 Popsicle sticks the larger the better – Ribbon – Double sided tape or a hot glue gun – Fine tip permanent marker


Fold over one end of the wide ribbon. Then add a few strips of double-sided tape to the back of the wide ribbon.

Wrap the ribbon around the jar, making sure it is straight as it goes around.

Make sure that the end of the ribbon that you folded over is the end that overlaps, as it will look much cleaner than having the unfinished end overlap.

Tie the thinner ribbon around the wider ribbon on the jar and make a knot.

Write fun Advent ideas on the Popsicle sticks.

When you are done, place the sticks in the jar and pull out one a night during Advent to do with your family.


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