Toilet Paper Roll Advent --Now THIS is an Advent calender I can make! And get nasty diseases from at the same time! Really people? Toilet paper goes in the BATHROOM, breeding ground for germs and nastiness.
Put extra ornaments to use in imaginative ways. For starters, try spelling out a holiday message on a mantel or shelf. Spray-paint small terra-cotta pots a sparkly color; write your message with a craft pen on round ornaments and tuck them into the pots.
Christmas Advent Jar: This advent is made of mini matchboxes wrapped with Christmas-themed wrapping paper. Each matchbox is labeled with a countdown day, and each one holds a Christmas or Winter related activity for the family to participate in.