diy letterpress tray advent calendar

Christmas is quickly approaching and the kids are more eager to celebrate than ever. I was mulling over Advent ideas when I thought of our letterpress tray. I bought it earlier this year from a vintage shop. It sits on a dresser in our dining area and today it became our advent calendar!

I cut up 25 pieces of kraft paper to match the slots, leaving some excess for the paper to bend and stamped each piece then assigned a number. 

On the back I attached a piece of candy and a daily advent passage with a piece of painters tape.


letterpress tray (found in salvage and antique shops)

Christmas stamp set 


kraft paper

pen/marker for assigning numbers

a treat, advent verses, and tape 

Do you celebrate Advent?