Upcycled Tin Can Advent Calendar


Upcycled Tin Can Advent Calendar

Upcycled Tin Can Advent Calendar
Upcycled Tin Can Advent Calendar

"Get ready for the countdown to Christmas by making your own homemade advent calendar. This is a truly upcycled calendar made by using tin cans. Also as well as filling the cans with a treat, I cut out the Christmas pictures from old Christmas cards. On the back of each of these cards I wrote a cheesy Christmas joke. Not only do my kids get a treat everyday, but hopefully I make them smile too, as they read the cheesy Christmas joke."

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsRecycled Materials


Materials List

  • 25 Tin cans
  • 25 red rubber bands
  • White paper, red sharpie
  • Glue gun, or foam double sticky pads
  • Old Christmas cards and Christmas treats.


  1. Draw round a bowl and cut out 25 white discs of paper slightly bigger than the tin can lid.

  2. Write numbers 1-25 of each of the discs.

  3. Cut out 25 Christmas pictures from old Christmas card and write a cheesy joke on the back (joke link on my blog).

  4. Fill each can with treat and joke. Attach paper lid with rubber band.

  5. Arrange tin cans in a tree shape and stick together with hot glue gun on sticky foam pads.

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