Repurposed 45 Record Advent Calendar
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My mom made an advent calendar for my family when I was young. I remember how much fun my brother and I had every December opening little gifts that she’d wrapped for us. I have an advent calendar that my mom made for me that I’m able to share with my children. We all thoroughly enjoy every morning in December because of the excitement of discovering what’s on the advent calendar. But you know me, I had to find a way to make a repurposed 45 record advent calendar and features the upcycled 45 record. Oh, and it cost under $5 ($2 if you already have the Mod Podge). Anyone else hearing Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree playing in the background?
I found this 45 record at a thrift store. After a walk down memory lane and lots of fun reading the record labels, I bought it for $.50. I picked up a bag of wood clothes pins at the store for $.99.
How to Make a Repurposed 45 Record Advent Calendar
I used an old fashioned scrapbook cutting system, but you could use a fancy newfangled cutting machine or even scissors if you have a steady hand.
I was careful to leave a space to attach a ribbon for hanging. I spaced 24 (but you could use 25 depending on your family tradition) clothespins around the rest of the circumference and glued them into place.
I added a coordinating circle to the back of the numbers and clipped them into each clothes pin.
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.
That’s a very unique and thrifty craft idea 😉
I just love this! We have always had an Advents calendar, but it is one with chocolates behind each little window or door. My 22 year old still waits for her grandmother to send one. I love this idea!
This is adorable and so easy! I’ll have to visit Goodwill and see if they have any old albums for sale. This is simple enough the kids can make them as teacher gifts!
Very cute and creative!
Love it! So darn creative! Pinning….:)
Thanks for sharing.
Love this!! Thanks for sharing! Pinned 😉
Hi Susan – Oh wow you really out did yourself this time. We have a huge stack of old records we need to go through and now the wheels are spinning how else to repurpose. And yes… that was the song my mother and I always sang. Makes you wanna dance! Hugs, Holly
This is a brilliant idea – so unique!
Very creative! I made one this year without a record but with cloth pins, thank you for the idea! http://villaspeelmama.blogspot.be/2014/11/diy-adventskalender.html
Villa, thanks. Advent calendars are just so much fun, aren’t they?
Like wreath. Where did u get circles 4 dates on
Calendar? I like + will make this wreath.
I’m so glad you like it, Diana! I’m a big fan of the retro vibe. I printed out the numbers in Word and used the Broadway font. Any word processing program would work. I hope that helps.
Where do you put the little gifts for this advent calendar? Thank you.
I place the gifts in a basket with the corresponding number.