How To Make An Advent Calendar Using Baby Food Jars
Last year was the first year my family had ever celebrated advent. Neither my husband nor I actually knew what advent was up until a few short weeks ago. We decided that celebrating Advent would be best for our family because we want to keep Christmas Christ centered. We also don’t do Santa with our kids but want them to have something special during the holiday season that they can enjoy while other kids are playing with Elf On The Shelf. I’m not talented when it comes to crafting and as always, I wanted to save money. Luckily for me, I just happened to have a lot of baby food jars still lying around the house. So, in the event that you have a lot of empty baby food jars lying around your house also then let me show you how to make an advent calendar using them! This cheap and easy crafts looks adorable up on my mantle and it’s bound to look super cute displayed on your mantel as well! The joy decoration is something that I found in the discount section of Kroger one year.
I picked up adorable tags at Michaels and tied two of them together. On one I would write the number that corresponds with the day of Advent as well as a Bible verse and on the other I would write something fun for our family to do that night. Some nights are as simple as playing in a particular room while other nights require more planning such as going to see Christmas lights or delivering gifts to children in need.
On each jar I placed a piece of glitter tape and then wrote the numbers for each day on top of the glitter tape with glitter glue. Each tag was then placed inside of a jar with the correspoding number. As you complete a day of advent with your family, hang one side of the tag over the jar so that it’s easy for the kids to visually keep up.
Despite the quantity of baby food jars that I had around my house, I actually preferred to make my own baby food for our kids. Often the food came straight from my family’s garden. Growing our food is important to my family and so sharing the food with our children just came naturally to me. However, if creating baby food is something that is out of your comfort zone then I encourage you to check out the article 21 Best Easy as 1-2-3 DIY Baby Food Recipes straight from 21 Best Easy as 1-2-3 DIY Baby Food Recipes.