If you want to try a DIY countdown this holiday season, this advent calendar craft is both easy and clever. From Norske Interiørblogger, the DIY project consists of plain white paper bags with the numbers 1 through to 24 printed on them. They are then arranged in a random order and taped to the wall for a three dimensional installation that is both festive and fitting with minimalist Scandinavian style.
Of course, if the pop-out white wall is not quite your style, you could easily adapt the advent calendar craft to include more color. For example, instead of stamping the letters on in gray, you could write them with red and green markers. Either way, the result is very sophisticated for a homemade calendar.