Easy & Cheap DIY Advent Calendar

I need to thank Kelle at Enjoying The Small Things for posting a super cute, easy, fun, CHEAP (heck ya!) version of an advent calendar…along with some other cute holiday crafts. Check out her post here.

I loved everything about it! But SmallTown, Alabama is seriously lacking a JoAnns. There’s a Hancock in Dothan but that’s all the way in Dothan. I decided to check out what the Walmarts had to offer us. They were fresh out of any kind of cheap mittens but DID had 4 packs of mini stockings for $1! Nice!

I got 3 in red and 3 in green. Then two 12 packs of mini clothes pins that took forever to find. They’re in the office supply section. Who knew? And then a 5 yard spool of gold ribbon. After checking out I thought maybe a ball of twine would be better and might look better with the little clothes pins but after finishing it all I like the gold. It’s festive 🙂

Throw in a freakin $6 bag of mixed candy and we’re ready to go!

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After getting everything ready and finding the perfect helper we started pinning.

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Layla stuck pins on alternating colored stockings and handed them to me to pin to the ribbon

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For some reason I was not expecting it to be this long

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And ta-da!

(Ignore the creepy History Channel guy talking about Wyatt Earp.)

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Looking back I should have totally stuck the candy in BEFORE hanging it up. It’s a little saggy now between the pins stuck in the middle of the strand but whateva. Not noticeable enough for me to bother fixing it. It works.

I like this view too
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I just love Christmas. Every. Single. Part.

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And because what’s a post without some boys in it too?

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