Daddy’s advent calendar

Why not make a special advent calendar for daddy too! Or for that special beer lover in your life.
Here is what we came up with. I used an apple bushel box but you can use any large box that will fit either 25 beers or a mixture of beer and canning jars. I knew my husband wouldn’t consume a beer a day so we mixed it up with some fun little goodies inside of the canning jars. That’s right more canning jars!
I printed off more numbers from the ones I purchased here. I cut the numbers out and tapped them to the tops of the bottles. For the canning jars I wanted to hide what was inside, so I just taped a little piece of white card stock to the lid of the jar. SUPER EASY! I had a strand of those LED lights that run off batteries, so I strung those in through all of the bottles of beer and canning jars. Lastly, I added the tinsel.

Of course we put in lots of beer, but we also added…

some work gloves,

carpenter pencils,

and a screwdriver. We also have some of daddy’s favorite candy in a few of the jars. The kids loved helping me pick out the loot at Walmart this morning. Although they were both a little upset when I said no hammers.
Here it sits in the barn (already chilled thanks to the New Hampshire weather) waiting for when Daddy comes home. I’m thinking next year I just may make one up for myself, but with a new fat quarter for each day, whatcha think, FABULOUS idea right?

I’m so excited for the festivities to begin!

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  1. gawwwwwllllll! this is so great…why don't you just make me one, mkay?

    lol, seriously love it!

  2. Love this too but for me only I would put some fun girly things in with the beer!

  3. Admitted Fabricaholic says:

    I am on board with the fat quarter a day advent calendar!!!! Lol.

    One lucky Daddy :)

  4. love the fat quarter idea. I'll try to remember that one for our Quilter Bee :)

  5. You know I do have to feature other people on my blog too….:) Seriously you come up with the best ideas.

    I might be able to come up with something too if all my free time wasn't being used to copy you!! :) lol

    Talk soon!


  6. Inspired by you says:

    Daddy must be happy! What a great thing to do for him!

  7. alison @ adventures at home says:

    wow, what a great idea! my husband would love this!

  8. That is amazing!!!

  9. What a GREAT idea! My sister-in-law and I are beginning {5 crafts 'til Christmas} with our kids…I think we'll add this to the mix. It's a great way for them to learn the value of giving as well!

  10. Kristen @ says:

    ah that is such a good idea!! If you have time make sure to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings today.

  11. Beth@The Stories of A2Z says:

    I LOVE this idea! I'm already 7 days late, but I think I might have to whip one up for my hubs!

  12. Mandi @ Finding Home says:

    This is SUCH a great idea!! I'm definatly doing this next year! Love, love, love it!!

  13. Tracey @ My House of Giggles says:

    SUCH a fun idea! He's going to love it!!!

  14. Tracey @ My House of Giggles says:

    whoops…just realized that this happened last year 😉 haha…..I'm sure he loved it!! Did you do the same one again this year? Or a different theme? :)

  15. michelle b @ every little thing inspired says:

    Love this, caught a glimpse of ya over at the CSI project! So creative!! Following you now!

  16. Karen in Wichita says:

    I made one, but in a Really Useful Box. And most of the bottles were seasonal soda pops (there's a couple Woodchucks in there, though), and I couldn't find the tinsel so it's just lights, but I think in the RUB that works out better anyway:

  17. oh, MY! this is SO one of the coolest ideas…! there is no Daddy here and the kids are mostly grown but i have 3 siblings i would LOVE to do this for! this is going into the Christmas Notebook RIGHT NOW! thanks!

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