Christmas is literally right around the corner and to help you get ready, we've prepared these advent calendar activities. What's on your list?

25 Advent Calendar Activities for Handmade Holidays

Christmas is literally right around the corner and to help you get ready, we’ve prepared these advent calendar activities.

We have a soft spot for the DIYers of the world. The ones that take joy in making their holidays unique and personal. We’ve put together these 25 advent calendar activities just for them.

Leave a comment and let us know your favorite and check out our advent calendar tutorial below!

Christmas is literally right around the corner and to help you get ready, we've prepared these advent calendar activities. What's on your list?

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This DIY Reversible Holiday Sign is perfect for this time of year. Save money, time and space with this two-sided sign for Fall and Christmas decorations!

DIY Reversible Holiday Sign with Scrap Wood

Two for One

This DIY Reversible Holiday Sign is perfect for this time of year. You get 2-sides for the price of one! You not only save money, but you can save space. You don’t need to buy or store two decorations. Sounds great right? The best part is, they’re super easy to make yourself.

The stencils we used to make our reversible holiday sign are available in our booth at the Market at Walnut Creek in Tulsa, OK or you can purchase them from our online store. As the season progresses, we’ll add more options.

This DIY Reversible Holiday Sign is perfect for this time of year. Save money, time and space with this two-sided sign for Fall and Christmas decorations!

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Save time and money making your own holiday decorations. These Halloween candle holders are the perfect addition to any Halloween set-up.

How to Make Webbed Halloween Candle Holders with Spray Lacquer

These Halloween candle holders are the perfect addition to any Halloween set-up.

The year end holidays can get expensive quick. It’s difficult to stay on budget when you have to buy candy, decorations, costumes then one month later your family of 20 is coming over and you must feed them all, then somehow buy them presents and decorate for a completely different holiday just a month later! It’s too much!

There are so many benefits to making your own decorations. One is you can use the same materials and supplies over and over again. The other is if you get creative, you can make the decorations you see at the store for a fraction of the cost.

Not only are these Halloween candlesticks budget friendly, but it’s easy and quick, so you can do it in a time crunch.

Save time and money making your own holiday decorations. These Halloween candle holders are the perfect addition to any Halloween set-up.

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This DIY Pumpkin Display is perfect for fall porch displays. If you'd like to give out trick or treats, you can also use this to hold your candy.

DIY Pumpkin Display with Galvanized Buckets

Getting Ready for Fall

This DIY Pumpkin Display is perfect for fall porch displays. If you’d like to give out trick or treats, but have other things to attend to, you can also use this to hold your candy.

When you have a home decor store, fall is one of the most important times of the year. The colors are beautiful and serve as great inspiration for home decorations. It’s also the start of a very busy season.

We’ve spent the last couple of weeks getting fall decoration ideas together for our booths at the Market at Walnut Creek in Tulsa, OK and River City Trading Post in Jenks, OK. We’ve linked to their Facebook pages, so you can check out their fall decor and get inspiration for your home.

To showcase different ways to use Amy Howard Products, we decided to make this Pumpkin Display with Galvanized Bucket. We’re using the top bucket to serve as a candy holder for customers coming our booth at the Market at Walnut Creek.

This DIY Pumpkin Display is perfect for fall porch displays. If you'd like to give out trick or treats, you can also use this to hold your candy.

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If you're looking for a cute DIY project for the kiddos look no further than these easy painted pumpkin monsters. They're easy to make and customize!

Quick and Easy Painted Pumpkin Monsters

Pumpkin Monster Tutorial

If you’re looking for a cute DIY project for the kiddos look no further than these easy painted pumpkin monsters or trolls. These painted pumpkin monsters or trolls come any color you like and is easy to customize with any materials you have at home.

If you're looking for a cute DIY project for the kiddos look no further than these easy painted pumpkin monsters. They're easy to make and customize!

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Flowers are one of the more classic ways to show love. Whether your single or in a relationship, sometimes it's nice to show love to someone (even yourself) with flowers.

Show Love: A Repurposed Flower Bouquet

Show Love Anytime

Flowers are one of the more classic ways to show love. Whether you are single or in a relationship, sometimes it’s nice to show love to someone (even yourself) with flowers.  Through this DIY, you can show love to yourself, a significant other and even to the environment, as we repurpose many of the the materials in this project.

Flowers are one of the more classic ways to show love. Whether your single or in a relationship, sometimes it's nice to show love to someone (even yourself) with flowers.

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Five Benefits of Handmade Gifts

A Complete Christmas

In our family, handmade gifts are what make Christmas complete. We might be slightly biased, but to prove our case, we came up with this list of five reasons we think you should strive to make homemade gifts a part of your holiday routine.

You might be thinking what in the world, how can I make time during the holiday season to actually sit down and make all these gifts?

Finding the perfect gift always takes time. Making homemade gifts or buying them from someone else does require a little extra time and planning, but it’s all about simplicity. For co-workers or any other large group, it’s about finding the right gift to make in bulk. Our hand-swirled ornaments are a quick and easy DIY gift for a large group. We made about 25 ornaments in just about 20 minutes.  For family members it’s not always easy, but homemade gifts are always more thoughtful and personal.

Why? Well, let’s see.Five Benefits of Handmade Gifts

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We are on round two of our handmade Christmas with DIY decorations with our Picture Frame Christmas Wreath and Hand-Swirled Ornaments.

DIY Decorations: Picture Perfect Christmas Wreath

Christmas DIY Decorations

This Repurposed Christmas Wreath is part our round two of our handmade Christmas with DIY decorations. Our last post featured decorations made from leftover project materials or stuff we had around the house. This week, we continue the same theme with our Picture Frame Christmas Wreath and Hand-Swirled Christmas Ornaments.

If you stumble on this post at another time of the year, feel free to use colors for that season.

We are on round two of our handmade Christmas with DIY decorations with our Picture Frame Christmas Wreath and Hand-Swirled Ornaments.

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Christmas time can be expensive but with these homemade Christmas decorations made with materials around the house, you can be festive even on a budget.

Homemade Christmas: DIY Decorations from Around the House

Our Homemade Christmas

I’m super excited because we have not one, not two, not even three, but four homemade Christmas decoration ideas to share with you today. Many of these homemade Christmas decorations can be made with the future in mind, so you can use them all year long. Another great thing about these projects is we tried to use things most people might have leftover from a different project or lying around their house. Most of these projects don’t require too much paint either, so if you have a little left in a jar or can, these are perfect to help you finish it off.

So let’s get started!

Christmas time can be expensive but with these homemade Christmas decorations made with materials around the house, you can be festive even on a budget.

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