HOW TO: Make a Simple Eco-Friendly Advent Calendar Using Books

by , 11/27/13

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What you will need:

  • books
  • eco-friendly wrapping paper
  • paper scraps
  • twine
  • scissors
  • marker

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Step 1: Collect Your Books

I was surprised to see that we already had almost a dozen holiday books in our library. For the other half of the books, I scoured our local thrift store for gently used books and then picked up a handful from the library to include.

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Step 2: Wrap the Books

Choose a few eco-friendly wrapping papers and wrap each of the books.

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Step 3: Tag the Books

Using leftover paper scraps, cut out 25 tags to tie to your books with twine (one to signify each day from December 1st to Christmas. I used an assortment of clothing price tags, leftover paper, paint chips and supplies from my craft closet for the tags.

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One Response to “HOW TO: Make a Simple Eco-Friendly Advent Calendar Using Books”

  1. Damaris Santos-Palmer says:

    Every year we do this same advent. It’s so fun and so cheap.

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