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DIY Paper Star Advent Calendar

DIY Paper Star Advent Calendar

Christmas crafts season in officially up on the blog, Yeah!!!! The advent calendar has become a tradition in our family. Each year I try to find a new way to make one. I use to fill the calendar with candies and chocolates but I want to try something different this year. Instead of goodies, each day we will open a paper star and find an activity to make together.

It’s a nice way to spend a little more time with each other…at the end it’s what Christmas time is about. The kids also participate and made some suggestions, here are some of the things we are going to make: playing family games, bake a cake, make a pillow fight, go to the playground, eating crêpes (several time…my kids love crepes).

You can adapt this idea to your family, maybe you would prefer to write some quotes, thoughts or nice things to do to treat yourself. Tell me, what would you like to fill your advent calendar with?

DIY Paper Star Advent Calendar

This Christmas calendar is quite simple to make, here goes the list of material you will need:

  • 24 sheets of brown paper (or any other color you like)
  • The PDF star template  (If you already are a member, click HERE for direct access)
  • Printer
  • Sewing machine and white thread
  • White embroidery thread
  • Some small Christmas ornaments
  • A hole puncher
  • A dowel and a wood ring

The free template is available in my FREE resource library along with a bunch of other great prints and patterns. All you need to do is fill out the form and check your inbox for a welcome email with the password in. Click here to get in  >>>> FREE LIBRARY ACCESS

DIY Paper Star Advent Calendar

You first need to print the star shapes. Once the 24 sheets are printed, cut the 48 stars, one for the front and one for the back of each envelope.

To create the envelope I stitched the sides of both stars, leaving the top open to be able to slide a note inside. No worries if you don’t have a sewing machine, you can just glue the edges together it will work as fine.

DIY Paper Star Advent Calendar

Punch a hole in the top tip, and put a note with some family activities to do, a nice a quote, or the name of a Christmas tale to read.

Put your stars in lines (or not), just arrange them the way you want to hang them on the dowel.

filling Paper Advent Calendar

Cut a piece of string and attach each star on the dowel. If you like, you can add some small ornaments like bells, wooden beads, pine branches… You can also wrap some garland around the dowel. To hang the advent calendar on the wall, cut a piece of string pass a wooden ring and attach the string at each end of the dowel.

And done! wait until December first and enjoy every day before Christmas.

hanging paper advent calendar

>> DOWNLOAD THE STARS TEMPLATE <<<

The star template is available in my free resource library along with a bunch of other great prints and patterns. All you need to do is fill out the form and check your inbox for a welcome email with the password in. Click here to get in  >>>> FREE LIBRARY ACCESS

DIY Paper Star Advent Calendar

Having the Christmas calendar hanged on the wall saves some space and makes a nice wall decoration at the same time. I like natural and Scandinavian Christmas decor, that’s why I choose a brown paper. But as I said you can make your paper calendar the color you like, and add some glittery ornaments is sparkling Christmas is more to your taste.

Tell me, What color would you like to make your calendar? Don’t hesitate to share your creations in comment or via email at amaohoh(at)gmail(dot)com, I love to see what you make!

DIY Paper Star Advent Calendar

I love making Christmas crafts, so you may also enjoy this others advent calendar ideas:

DIY Paper Star Advent Calendar

Want to remember this? Save this Paper Advent Calendar into your favorite Pinterest board.

DIY paper advent calendar - Free template

You will find the star template to make your calendar into my library. It’s FREE and open to anyone. All you need is the password to get in. Just fill out the form below and check your inbox for a welcome email with the password in.

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12 Comments

  1. Mamyca
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    Vraiment sympa ton calendrier de l’avent ! Et il faut de l’imagination pour trouver de quoi remplir chaque étoile ?. Je suis sûre que les enfants adorent !

    • amaryllis
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      Ça va pour faire des chouettes activités ils ont pas mal d’imagination…on a “manger des crêpes” comme 5 fois 🙂

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    This looks super cool and cute! I really wanna make one here as well, thanks for the idea!

    • amaryllis
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      I’m glad you like it Isadora…have fun making your advent calendar!

  3. Laina
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    I love this advent calendar! It is minimalist yet it is warm with purpose! I am making this for the kids! Thank you for sharing your talent!

    • amaryllis
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      Thank you so much for your nice comment Laina! I hope your kids will enjoy them advent calendar!

  4. * * * / * * *

    Such a nice idea! I love the idea of doing things together instead of trinkets.

    • amaryllis
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      Thanks Ann. As they still have plenty of Halloween candies, I thought that some fun family activities will be better that more sugar 😉

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    I love this idea! I have made a calendar for Halloween using pumpkins, Christmas the stars, and Valentine’s day with hearts! I love them, for valentines on even put a necklace on the back for my daughter, she loved it! Thank you for the cute idea!

    • amaryllis
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      What a nice idea to make calendars for more festive days. I’m sure my kids will enjoy it! Thanks Whitney.

  6. * * * / * * *

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for posting this great idea! My husband just turned 40 so I used this idea and did 40 numbers and in each one, I had a small gift until he got to the 40 and I put in custom cufflinks it was a huge success and I am so grateful! Thanks again!

    • amaryllis
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      Hello Diane, what a great idea to make a countdown to a birthday. I’m glad you and your husband enjoyed this calendar idea.