Published on December 18th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Expedit advent calendar

IKEA Expedit Advent Calendar

Materials: Expedit bookcase

Description: This Expedit bookcase is perfect for making an Advent calendar. Since the bookcase is divided into 25 rooms, I have put small gifts in each square. A small gift for each day leading up to Christmas Eve. I have only used Christmas wrapping paper (and lots of tape) to create this calendar (not exactly the best packaging, I am sure that others will do it better).

IKEA Expedit Advent Calendar

On the back of the shelf, I have covered with a plate so that it is not possible to see in from the back.

~ Martin Bentsen

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Jules Yap

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2 Responses to Expedit advent calendar

  1. I love it! So adorable. I am stealing some of your ideas for my family. Thanks Martin!

  2. Dawn says:

    I did a similar thing for my 4 year olds birthday party. We covered each square with tissue paper, numbered them, children chose a number out of a hat and punched the corresponding paper. There was a goodie bag waiting behind each square. Love thus advent idea. What a great bookshelf!!

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