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There's only one more month until Christmas! The kids couldn't wait to get the house decorated and have been begging us to get the Christmas tree out. So my home has been ready to receive Christmas since the day after Remembrance Day.

So we got our Christmas Tree out now that we actually have a place for it, and of course, our Crochet Christmas Tree that I made a few years ago. I love how this flat Christmas Tree with flat Christmas bauble ornaments has continued to be a part of our family Christmas tradition.

As I am typing up this blog post, my kids are drafting up their letters to Santa thanking him for their present last year and asking for something new this year.

Christmas Advent Calendars are a great way to continue building up the excitement until Christmas morning and make wonderful gifts for kids, especially when they're reusable year after year!

While shopping on Etsy, I've found some beautiful Advent Calendars that I thought I'd share with you all!

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Gingerbread House Advent Calendar Boxes


Gingerbread House Kraft Paper Advent Calendar

For an exciting countdown to Christmas simply pop up these Christmas kraft paper gingerbread houses and fill them with sweets and little treats. These pre-made gingerbread kraft paper houses get shipped flat to your home. Just pop up these boxes, fill them up with treats and you're ready to go!


Personal Toy Shop Advent Calendar


Handmade Personal Toy Shop Advent Calendar

This is a sweet little reusable toy shop advent calendar that features a beautiful watercolor toy shop illustration. It's made using thick sturdy cardboard. Opens up like a book to reveal 24 cardboard drawers. They're the perfect size for small treats and toys. Beautifully constructed with magnetic edge closure. It can be personalized with a name applied as vinyl above the toy shop door (up to 9 characters). 


Mini Drawers Advent Calendar


Laser Wood Cutting File for Mini Drawers Advent Calendar

If you are experienced with using a wooden laser cutter, check out this beautiful DIY wooden advent calendar. This listing is for a digital SVG file you can use to cut a 3-4mm wood material. It's super customizable and the license allows the buyer to make this project for personal use AND to make it to sell!


Santa Countdown Pillow Crochet Pattern


Crochet Santa Countdown Pillow Crochet Pattern

This is a fun and unique Christmas countdown pillow for the whole family to enjoy. This listing is for the crochet pattern to make your own Countdown to Christmas Santa pillow. Once you're done, you can bring it out every year and move the candy cane daily as you count the days until Christmas.


Little Red Car Christmas Countdown


Wooden Little Red Car Christmas Countdown

This is a lovely way to countdown the days that lead up to Christmas with this beautiful wooden red car advent calendar. You can even personalize it with a name or message. This classic wooden advent calendar is perfect for any age and will be a timeless beautiful decoration in your home year after year. Move the festive red car along the wooden Christmas scene each day to keep the excitement building.


Christmas Bauble Ornament Countdown


Laser Wood Cutting File for Christmas Bauble Ornament Countdown

This is a listing for a digital cut file for an adorable Christmas bauble that functions as a countdown. It has a dial in the back for the numbers. The file can be cut from any material. The entire design fits on 1 sheet of material. 


Christmas Tree Advent Calendar Crochet Pattern


Christmas Tree Advent Calendar Crochet Pattern

This pattern is for a crochet Christmas Tree and ornaments! The ornaments also function as a little pouch to store a little treat or a sweet note. The decorations come in 5 different shapes as shown. As you count down to Christmas, you get to open up each ornament and then hang it on the tree. As it gets closer to Christmas, your tree gets more decorated.


Minimalist Advent Calendar


Handmade Minimalist Advent Calendar

This minimalist advent calendar is stylish, modern, and perfect to use year after year. Each pocket has a small wooden number attached to it. The pockets are big enough for treats or small toys to create a magical moment for every morning leading up to Christmas.

You can also make an amigurumi Santa doll and move him from pocket to pocket as you count down to Christmas!


Candy Cane Christmas Countdown


Wooden Candy Cane Christmas Countdown

If there's someone with a sweet tooth in your family, you won't want to look away. This candy cane Christmas countdown is so clever, you can hang a candy cane for each day leading up to Christmas. This is a delicious way to celebrate the month of December. It's easy to set up and fits most candy canes (candy canes not included)!


Fabric Christmas Tree Advent Calendar


Fabric Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Waiting for Christmas day to arrive can be hard for children (and adults). Advent calendars are a great way to build up excitement. If you live in a small place and don't have room for a Christmas tree, this festive fabric Christmas Tree advent calendar is a great way to bring a Christmas tree into your home without taking up too much space.


Christmas Countdown with Advent Activity Cards


Christmas Countdown with Advent Activity Cards

This wooden Christmas countdown is a beautiful addition to your Christmas decor. There's a wooden star that you move every day to indicate how many more days until Christmas day. There's also an option to add hooks to the bottom of the calendar so that you can attach ornaments, letters, or envelopes with activity cards with fun ideas to celebrate Christmas or spread kindness.


Print and Color Winter Village Advent Calendar


Winter Village Printable Advent Calendar Coloring Pages

Know someone who loves arts and crafts? This print and color advent calendar consists of 25 Victorian-style Christmas-themed houses and buildings that you can color before assembling and filling with sweet little surprises! All you need is some cardstock paper, a printer, pair of scissors, pencil crayons or markers, a gluestick, and your imagination to fill them up!

If coloring is not your thing, but you would still like to make your own little winter village, a fully colored version is also available!


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Do you love yarn so much that you need a way to express it? For many of us yarn enthusiasts, yarn has become a staple in our lives that we can't live without.

Yarn is a way of life.

With that said, have you ever thought about getting a yarn tattoo to show your love for yarn? 

Tattoos are supposed to be a meaningful personal expression. I got my very first tattoo about 5 years ago.  I hit rock bottom and was grieving about losing my mom.

I was lucky to have certain individuals in my life that supported me through the process because I couldn't have done it without them. One of them was my cousin, who was there to hold my hand as I was getting my first tattoo.

I don't have an addiction to tattoos, but yarn has become such a huge part of my life that makes me happy. So... why not get a yarn tattoo? I am so inspired by all these beautiful yarn tattoos!

If you're looking for some yarn tattoo inspiration, you're in the right place! Here's a round-up of some yarn tattoos for all you knitters and crocheters out there!

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Delicate Florals and Knitting



Even though I don't knit, I think that this tattoo is so delicate and absolutely beautiful! Surrounded by gorgeous florals, this knitter is in her own little world living the best life ever.


When the Yarn is Out of this World



This tattoo is so cute! It's both abstract and simple enough that you can tell what it is even with the uncomplicated line drawing. The clean lines are to perfection.

BB went to summer school this year and did a STEAM class on Space. We've both established that Saturn was our favorite planet because of its beautiful rings!


Rainbow Granny Square



I'm embarrassed to say this, but to this day, I have not crocheted a granny square. Granny squares are one of the very first things that people start off when learning how to crochet and continue to make when they've mastered the craft.

I've seen many beautiful granny square blankets, and this tattoo owner of course had to pay tribute to their art with a beautiful rainbow granny square tattoo.


Crochet Magic Wand / Hook



If I ever get a crochet tattoo, I think I would want one like this one. If you think about it, yarn crafts are really some kind of witchcraft. You take a piece of string, make a bunch of organized tangles, and voila! Magic!

Forget about Harry Potter, that's fiction. Crochet - now that's real and you can make magical things. What better way to express that than a crochet hook magic wand?


Small Ball of Yarn



I also really like this tattoo and I think I would consider getting something similar to this one as well if I didn't go for the magic wand crochet above.

It's small and simple. The tattoo owner lives in Ireland and works in a school as an art teacher where she needs to keep tattoos hidden if possible. So she designed this tattoo to fit under her watch! How clever and subtle! 


Soot Sprite and Yarn



This one is so cute! If you're a fiber artist and a Ghibli Studio fan, you are going to love this one! Also, did you notice that these soot sprites are juggling a hank, a cake, and a skein of yarn? Do you know what the difference is?

If you think these soot sprites (aka. susuwatari) are cute, I have a crochet pattern for them!


Knitted Wedding Band



This knitted ring tattoo has such a cute story behind it. For their wedding anniversary, she tried to convince her husband to get tattooed wedding bands. Unfortunately, her husband wasn't really into tattoos. However, he gave her the brilliant idea to tattoo a knitted ring on her finger.

It turned out so cute! While I'm not sure if I can withstand the pain of a finger tattoo, I'm sure the pain was all worth it to her.


Abstract Ball of Yarn



I didn't really learn to appreciate abstract art until I started understanding abstract art. Once I understood it, it's almost like a secret language and now you're in a club.

Someone who isn't a fiber artist might not know or understand what this is a tattoo of. But when you know... you know. And now you're in the club!


Kawaii Yarn and Crochet Hook



This cute little ball of yarn with a crochet hook is perfect for crochet artists! This tattoo owner showed her love and dedication to her craft with this yarn buddy. Now she'll never be alone when she's crocheting!



Are you thinking about getting a yarn tattoo? Or do you already have one? I hope this post sparked some inspiration! 

If you come across any amazing yarn tattoos that I should see, make sure you let me know or leave me a comment down below!
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