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.