Turn a case of mason jars into an advent calendar! Your kids will love counting down the days until Christmas and getting a small treat on each day. All you need is a case of small mason jars, stickers, and labels to get started!
This craft is so quick, easy, and made in just minutes. A case of mason jars is the perfect base for an advent calendar because they come a dozen to a box. Use the methods below to decorate the outside of the jars and the base of the box in minutes. Don’t forget to pick up small treats that will fit inside the jars to delight your kids each day.
Try these advent calendar crafts for more ideas.
How to Make a Mason Jar Advent Calendar
Items needed to make your own mason jar advent calendar:
- Case of jelly jars
- Glitter number stickers
- Kraft paper labels
- Gold Duck Tape
- Small treats and gifts that gift inside of jars
Add a kraft paper label to each jar lid and put on a number sticker (or stickers) to indicate the days 1 through 12. Then you can just add in your small treats to the jars and top with the mason jar lids.
If you are wondering what to stuff inside the jars, here are a few ideas for daily treats:
- Small toys
- Lip balm
- Fruit snacks
- Mini flashlight
- Christmas ornaments
- and more!
Just try to think of things that your kids will love and that are small enough to fit in a mason jar. I put a treat for each kid in one jar for the day.
Then just use the gold Duck tape to cover the outside of the mason jar case box to pretty it up a bit. This is one super simple advent calendar that will only take you minutes to pull together. You can even get the kids involved to add more decorations to the outside of the box.
Make a mason jar advent calendar for your holiday celebrations today!
Want more advent calendar ideas? Check out our chalkboard countdown calendar idea here.
Or grab our free printable countdown calendar here.
You can also get 25 ideas for advent calendars over at Red Ted Art. You are sure to find an idea that will work for you and your family here.
- Add a kraft paper label to each jar lid and put on a number sticker (or stickers) to indicate the days 1 through 12.
- Then, add in your small treats to the jars and top with the mason jar lids.
- Use the gold Duck tape to cover the outside of the mason jar case box to pretty it up a bit.
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