How to Make an Advent Calendar for $10

Treat the kids to a gingerbread Advent calendar in a few quick steps. This adorable, oh-so-easy how-to gives you the low-down.

Create an Advent calendar for less! This adorable, oh-so-easy how-to gives you the lowdown.


  • Bake cookies and decorate with royal icing.
  • Place a piece of black foam board (from a craft or office supply store) inside a 16 x 20-inch frame. Lay frame flat on a horizontal surface. 
  • Adhere the cookies to the board with a teaspoon of royal icing.
  • Allow to harden before standing the calendar upright.

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