Adorable Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

Children love advent calendars. It is a traditional way to countdown the days until Christmas. If you want a cute way to customize an advent calendar for your particular child, this one made of paper rolls is perfect! You can fill it with anything you want! You can even do a theme, like all little farm animals or all Barbie clothes.

Adorable Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

Fillers could include:

Adorable Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

What you need:

  • 24 paper roll tubes close to the same size

TIP: You can collect paper towel tubes and cut them to size. You can also use wrapping paper rolls if you have some and of course, toilet paper rolls.

TIP: Whatever number stickers pack you choose, make certain you purchase enough to create all the numbers from 1 – 24

Adorable Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

Instructions:

Step 1: Line up your paper rolls as shown in the photo. You need 24 rolls total. 3 rolls on the bottom as the trunk of the tree, 6 on the first row, and one less for each consecutive row to the top.

Adorable Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

Step 2: One at a time for 20 of the rolls, add a zig-zag of glue around one end of the paper rolls. While the glue is hot, place a cupcake wrapper on the end of the tube and squeeze it gently so that one end is covered.

TIP: It works well to do them all at once and put them back in order as you go.

Adorable Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

Step 3. Cover the top roll with a silver metallic cupcake wrapper to represent the star.

Adorable Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

Step 4. Cut brown paper in small squares to cover the last three rolls that will act as the trunk of the Christmas tree.

Adorable Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

Step 5: Now that everything is covered you are ready to assemble. Using the hot glue gun and glue sticks, make a line of glue on the areas of the rolls that touch each other until the entire tree and all the rolls are connected.

Adorable Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

Step 6: Using your number stickers, number the rolls 1 – 24 as shown in the photo with the number 1 starting at the trunk and the number 24 at the “star”.

Adorable Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

Step 7: Using the brown paper, cut a strip that is just a little shorter than the width of the paper rolls and that wraps all the way around the tree with a bit of overlap to secure the paper.

Adorable Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

Step 8: Use the glue gun to attach the strip of paper to the outside of the tree.

Step 9. Take the wide ribbon and wrap it around the tree leaving enough length at the top to tie a generous bow.

Step 10: Turn the tree over and fill the rolls with the treats and gifts. Use cut squares of the brown paper to stuff into the holes to hide the gifts.

Adorable Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar

Each night your child will poke a hole in one of the rolls to countdown to Christmas! Begin on roll number 1 on the first day of December and continue on through the month until your child opens the last one on Christmas eve.

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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

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