Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar
Brittany and Pretty Life Girls

Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar

It’s the last day of our classic Christmas week, can you believe it? If you’ve missed it, we’ve been making one classic Christmas craft each day this week, and we’ve invited special guests to help us. The first day was Pomanders with Becky Edwards, then Cranberry Garlands with Ben Schilaty, Christmas Poppers with Romy-Krystal Cutler, and Snowflakes with Sheryl Ellsworth.

It’s been a blast, and we’re sad it’s coming to an end. Luckily, though, our last guests were amazing, beautiful and fun, and such a stellar way to end our week of classic Christmas crafts. We got to make our very own Christmas bulb advent calendar with the Pretty Life Girls!

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Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar

We couldn’t have our classic Christmas week without including an advent calendar. Advent calendars have been around since the 19th century, when families would mark the days in December until Christmas Eve with a chalk line. Well, we’ve come a long way since the chalk lines, but the tradition of counting down the days ’til Christmas still stands! We’ve made quite a few Christmas advent calendars in our day, but decided the perfect fit for this occasion was the Christmas bulb advent calendar. We love this fun variation on an advent calendar that doubles as a playful Christmas garland filled with little Christmas goodies, and who better to share it with than the Pretty Life Girls?

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Introducing Liz and Sam of the Pretty Life Girls

If you haven’t heard of the Pretty Life Girls before, you are missing out. This was my first time meeting Liz and Sam in person, and wow, I was blown away by how fun they are! They are truly kindred spirits–crafters and bloggers at heart, they’re creatives who love making beautiful things and sharing them. Here’s their website if you’d like to learn more about them.

Brittany and Pretty Life Girls

The whole time they were in the studio, it felt full of life and Christmas cheer! We could have talked all day, and it took some self-restraint to keep the video to a realistic length. As you can imagine, as crafters themselves, they took the trickiest of our classic Christmas crafts of this week and made it look easy. Oh, and bonus, Sam brought her adorable baby with her.

Here’s the video of me, Liz and Sam making a Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar together:

How to Make your own Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar

For a full tutorial on how to make your own Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar, we would recommend visiting our original tutorial that takes you through step by step. You can find the tutorial here.

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How to Style your Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. One of my very favorite things about this advent calendar is how amazingly versatile it is! You can hang it on your mantlepiece, yes, but you can also drape it on your Christmas tree, hang it in a window, around a door, on the wall, or on the bannister. Seriously, the options are endless, and I’m sure there are more I failed to mention. This advent calendar’s bright, poppy colors are such a fun way to celebrate the holidays and add a little pizazz to your traditional seasonal decor.

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We would love to see what you do to style your Christmas Bulb Advent Calendars. Let us know!

Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar

More Inspiration

If you loved this episode of our classic Christmas week, we feel sure you’ll love the others! Pomanders with Becky Edwards, Cranberry Garlands with Ben Schilaty, Christmas Poppers with Romy-Krystal Cutler, and Snowflakes with Sheryl Ellsworth.


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