I made an advent calendar this year for my kids. The first one I’ve ever made. Normally i buy the cheap £2 ones from the supermarket, you know them ones with the little chocolates behind the windows. But I’ve been inspired by all the handmade advent calendar I’ve seen. The one I’ve made is based on two calendars I featured on my post Christmas Countdown : Top 10 Advent Calendars.  My calendar is a mix between number 4 and number 7.

Please ignore my horrible blue walls. Hopefully will be decorating next year.
All you need is 24 toilet rolls and Christmas paper. just trim to size and glue on.

Then I stapled the bottoms together. Noticed I used green staples to make it a bit more christmasy, even though i couldn’t staple them straight

Then decorate them however you like and place a number 1-24 on each. Then i tied a bit of red ribbon on my wall and attached the toilet rolls with mini pegs. I arranged them in random order.

My next job is to fill them

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58 comments on “Toilet Roll Advent Calendar”

  1. I must say, I saw your blog post title and thought, “what on earth is this going to be?” This is sooo cute! And I love your crooked green staples!! Thanks so much for sharing this 🙂

  2. OH MY GOODNESS!!! What a cute idea!! They look like specialty boxes that I would pay good money for! I can’t believe they are toilet paper rolls! Too cute! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites today!

  3. These are cute I somehow missed them on the financial link up last week. I was just thinking You could also use a roll from wrapping paper and cut it into smaller rolls if you did not have 24 of these saved. I go through a ton of T.P. with 8 kids but just thought of that.LOL

  4. That is amazing. And yes so green. Have loved looking around. Thanks for sharing. I will follow on the way out hope you will find the time to visit my place and do the same. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  5. This is so simple, often through the year I notice inexpensive items that I know my boys would love that would be perfect for an advent calender but they are too big for the conventional drawers advent calenders that you can buy.
    Making this I could include my boys and add the contents when they are not around.

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