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Best diy calendars for 2023

THIS ‘NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS’ ADVENT CALENDAR IS THE MOST FRIGHTENINGLY FUN COUNTDOWN

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Although Disney’s Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween film, that doesn’t mean that it can’t get in on the jolly fun. The countdown to Christmas is going to be even better this year, because Insight Kids has created a new advent calendar that will give you a surprise each day.


Insight Kids The Nightmare Before Christmas: Official Advent Calendar

The hardcover calendar features Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie, Lock, Shock, and Barrel (the “little henchmen”), and Scary Teddy on the front. When you open it up, you’ll be greeted with 25 pockets, each varying in size, color, and shape. Just like with any other advent calendar, you’ll open up the number that corresponds with the day, so you’ll get a little trinket as you get closer to the holiday.

In case you can’t wait to see what The Nightmare Before Christmas: Official Advent Calendar has in store for you, we’ll give you a sneak peek at the treasures. You can expect items like ornaments, stickers, and holiday greetings. There are also mini books that reveal trivia, film facts, and other entertaining bits.

“Uncover a new holiday surprise each day of December with exclusive collectibles from The Nightmare Before Christmas,” the description says.

The movie-inspired advent calendar is available now on Amazon, so stock up on your Christmas goodies now before it sells out.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

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THIS ‘FRIENDS’ ADVENT CALENDAR IS HERE TO HELP YOU PIVOT TO THE HOLIDAYS

One surefire way to make the countdown to Christmas more fun? With an advent calendar. And who’s more fun than the cast of Friends? Inside Editions has granted us with a wonderful, trinket-filled Friends advent calendar that has us saying in Chandler’s best voice… “Can you be any more excited?”


Insight Editions Friends: The Official Advent Calendar

Insight Editions Friends: The Official Advent Calendar

Think you know every episode of Friends? Do you quote it in everyday conversation? You’ll totally appreciate this advent calendar then. It includes 25 days of surprises including keepsakes and trinkets that range from fun paper ornaments to Friends-inspired recipes and more. It’s such a fun way to relive the series!

“Nostalgic and fun for Friends fans of all ages, Friends: The Official Advent Calendar is the perfect way to capture the holiday memories from the series, or create your own, as you celebrate the holidays with this timeless collectible,” the description says. You can get the Insight Editions’ Friends: The Official Advent Calendar on Amazon for $25.49, and you better snag it now before it sells out.

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DISNEY JUST DROPPED THEIR 2022 ADVENT CALENDARS ON AMAZON

Probably not yet December, but we already have our sights on the holiday season. (How could we not? We mean, it is the most wonderful time of the year.) And, because so many festive essentials sell out closer to the holidays, you might want to get a head-start and pick up those up now. Topping our wish list is Disney’s brand-new advent calendars, which are poised to sell out faster than you can sing “Deck the Halls.”


Disney Princess: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar 2022

Disney Princess: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar 2022

Each book comes with 24 small, individually wrapped books. From December 1 through December 24, you can the family can unwrap a new book and enjoy a nice story. (Disney is the purveyor of all things magical, so it’s safe to say these calendars will pack on the holiday magic.)

Best of all, Amazon’s currently selling two themes so the whole family can pick up a page-turner. Want to get a happily ever after? Disney’s princess collection offers festive fairytales from Cinderella, Jasmine, Moana, and so many more. Or, if you’re in the mood for an action-packed adventure, Marvel’s assortment of stories will put Iron Man, Captain Marvel, and Thor front and center.

Marvel: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar 2022

Marvel: Storybook Collection Advent Calendar 2022

These Disney advent calendars are available to purchase now. If you want to make sure get your own slice of the holiday hype, add one (or both!) to your cart, stat. If our collective love for Disney is any indication, these calendars will be sold out before you know it.

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A Variety of Best Fall Craft Kits to Immerse Your Kids in the Fall Spirit 4

Autumn is such a fun time of year for kids. There’s the excitement of being back in school with their friends, the promise of an epic Halloween, and the ultimate dessert spread that happens at Thanksgiving. And then there’s the view. Fall’s changing leaves bring glowing yellows, deep reds, and bright oranges that can easily rival any summer flower.

Of course, as the weather changes, indoor activities become more important, and that’s when fall craft kits like these come in handy. Whether they’re into building or painting, knitting or sewing, or even if they just love putting dozens of stickers and googly eyes on things, these craft kits will keep little hands busy until it’s time to start wrapping presents in December. There’s something here for all ages and abilities, but they all celebrate the colors and the joy of the season.


Fall Foam Craft Picture Frame Kit
A collection of foam picture frames decorated to the max with tons of stickers and leaves and googly eyes and rhinestones — that’s just the inspiration you need to print out some of those pictures taking up space on your phone.
 
 
Learn to Knit Pocket Scarf
Big knitting needles and step-by-step video instructions get them started on what could turn into a lifelong hobby. Kids ages nine and up will get a kick out of saying, “Oh this? Yeah, I made it myself.”
 
 
Mason Jar Lantern Craft Kit
A little paint, some fairy lights, and a mason jar is all it takes to create a bit of holiday magic. Once it’s done, it can be used as a fun nightlight, or an eye-catching table centerpiece.
 
 
A Fall Treasury of Recipes, Crafts, and Wisdom
For more Autumn inspiration, this adorable book is full of fun facts about the season, age-appropriate craft projects, and easy recipes that are sure to include pumpkin spice and apples.
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A Variety of Best Fall Craft Kits to Immerse Your Kids in the Fall Spirit 3

Autumn is such a fun time of year for kids. There’s the excitement of being back in school with their friends, the promise of an epic Halloween, and the ultimate dessert spread that happens at Thanksgiving. And then there’s the view. Fall’s changing leaves bring glowing yellows, deep reds, and bright oranges that can easily rival any summer flower.

Of course, as the weather changes, indoor activities become more important, and that’s when fall craft kits like these come in handy. Whether they’re into building or painting, knitting or sewing, or even if they just love putting dozens of stickers and googly eyes on things, these craft kits will keep little hands busy until it’s time to start wrapping presents in December. There’s something here for all ages and abilities, but they all celebrate the colors and the joy of the season.


Wifunue Autumn Sticker Scenes
Stickers! So many stickers here. Twelve sheets, to be exact. Sure, a stray acorn sticker may end up on the fridge or the coffee table, but the blank scenes provided with this sticker set will inspire them to create scenery as pretty as any drive through the countryside.
 
 
DIY Tie Dye Kit
Swirl up some green, yellow, orange, and red and they’ve got a brand new shirt to wear to school. Or the whole family can make shirts and start a new Thanksgiving dinner fashion trend.
 
 
Halloween Owl
Of course LEGO has an Autumn-themed set, and at only 228 pieces, it can probably be finished in one sitting. Set in a mini pumpkin patch, this little brown owl looks serious about guarding his gourds!
 
 
Fall Tree of Thanks Craft Kit
The Tree of Thanks is such a heartwarming tradition, and this foam one makes it easy for everyone to participate. Simply tape the tree to any flat surface, give each person a few leaves for writing what they’re thankful for, and then put the colorful leaves on the tree for all to read.
 
 
Glass Mosaic Candle Holder Kit
The warm glow of a candle is made even cozier with a homemade candle holder. The glass mosaic pieces are easy to glue on, and if candles aren’t your thing it also makes a really cute planter.
 
 
 
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A Variety of Best Fall Craft Kits to Immerse Your Kids in the Fall Spirit 2

Autumn is such a fun time of year for kids. There’s the excitement of being back in school with their friends, the promise of an epic Halloween, and the ultimate dessert spread that happens at Thanksgiving. And then there’s the view. Fall’s changing leaves bring glowing yellows, deep reds, and bright oranges that can easily rival any summer flower.

Of course, as the weather changes, indoor activities become more important, and that’s when fall craft kits like these come in handy. Whether they’re into building or painting, knitting or sewing, or even if they just love putting dozens of stickers and googly eyes on things, these craft kits will keep little hands busy until it’s time to start wrapping presents in December. There’s something here for all ages and abilities, but they all celebrate the colors and the joy of the season.


Modern Autumn Craft Kit
Here’s a felt kit with all the pompom balls, glitter, string, beads, stickers, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and rhinestones they need to make a bona fide Autumn masterpiece.
 
 
Woodland Critter Windchimes
The pre-cut, blank owl, fox, hedgehog, and squirrel shapes are adorable, but not as adorable as they’ll be once they finish painting them. The small metal chimes are easy to tie on, too.
 
 
Wooden Bead Kit
Start planning your Fall wardrobe now, because here come the Autumn themed accessories. This kit with large beads and three different charms lets them make a necklace, bracelet, keychain, or anything else they dream up.
 
 
Fall Gnomes Diamond Painting Kit
Diamond painting is a fun, foolproof hobby that’s appropriate for any kid who knows their colors and can hold a pen. Completing this 11×15-inch piece will take some patience (and maybe your help), but once it’s finished you’ll have new artwork to treasure.
 
 
Woodland Animals Sewing Kit
Kids will love stitching together these sweet little woodland creatures and stuffing them with fluffy cotton. You’ll love the pre-cut felt shapes and plastic safety sewing needles and scissors.
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A Variety of Best Fall Craft Kits to Immerse Your Kids in the Fall Spirit

Autumn is such a fun time of year for kids. There’s the excitement of being back in school with their friends, the promise of an epic Halloween, and the ultimate dessert spread that happens at Thanksgiving. And then there’s the view. Fall’s changing leaves bring glowing yellows, deep reds, and bright oranges that can easily rival any summer flower.

Of course, as the weather changes, indoor activities become more important, and that’s when fall craft kits like these come in handy. Whether they’re into building or painting, knitting or sewing, or even if they just love putting dozens of stickers and googly eyes on things, these craft kits will keep little hands busy until it’s time to start wrapping presents in December. There’s something here for all ages and abilities, but they all celebrate the colors and the joy of the season.


Capture the beautiful reds, greens, yellows, and oranges of Autumn with this easy to use flower and leaf press. Made of solid wood with cardboard pressing plates, it’s just the right size for little hands.
 
 
This kit has everything they need to build and decorate a cold-weather shelter for the neighborhood birds. Good for kids ages five and up, the younger ones will need some supervision with the hammer.
 
 
Don’t be surprised if every surface in your house is painted with beautiful Fall colors once they get their hands on this set of 10 pages of stencils with leaves and pumpkins. You could even use them for pumpkin carving.
 
 
Let them paint each leaf with a mosaic of Autumn colors, use the beads to decorate the hanging wire, and hang them in front of a sunny window or two. Your job is to sit back and admire the beautiful light show.
 
 
Every good Fall craft session has to have a touch of Halloween. This set of popsicle stick characters are colorful, easy to improvise, and just scary enough to get them ready for the big day.
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THE BEST WRAPPING PAPER ORGANIZERS TO MAKE YOUR HOLIDAYS A LITTLE TIDIER 3

Sure, shopping for everyone’s holiday presents can be hectic, but wrapping them all up doesn’t have to be. Until you have the space for a dedicated crafting room of your own at home, you can easily create an efficient gift-wrap station by getting yourself one of these top-rated wrapping paper organizers.


WHAT TO CONSIDER

Available Storage Space

Chances are, unless you have a lot of extra storage room in your home, you’ll probably be stashing your wrapping paper organizer in a closet. If you have ample shelving, you might be able to accommodate a long, horizontally oriented organizer like the The Container Store Customized Gift Wrap Center. Or, if you have plenty of floor space, an upright organizer like the Honey-Can-Do Craft Storage Cart could be better suited to your purposes.

If neither of these solutions work, then check out some of the hanging or over-the-door wrapping paper organizers in this guide like the Freegrace Double Sided Hanging Gift Wrap Organizer.

Organizing Purpose

Many of the best wrapping-paper organizers are all-in-one products with spots to store your gift labels, ribbon, tape, scissors, tissue paper, and anything else you’d need to wrap the perfect gift. If you’re starting from zero, we’d highly suggest looking into these multipurpose boxes and carts first.

However, other products are monotaskers, best for holding just gift wrap, bags, or cards — these can help enhance an existing setup that’s already working for you, allowing you to expand your collection instead of crowding everything in one place.

In this guide, we’ve included 10 different types of wrapping paper storage options to fit in cabinets and closets, big and small. They can hang, roll under the bed, store neatly on a shelf, or easily prop up whenever a gifting opportunity arises.

Here’s to making this holiday your most efficient one yet!


diy paper bag

If you like to collect all of the bags that you receive during the holidays to regift them later on (no shame in that!), opt for a more streamlined storage spot like the JOKARI Gift Bag Organizer to keep tabs on your inventory.

This double-sided hanging organizer is equipped with 18 clear pockets to stash gift bags, tissue paper, and labels without getting them wrinkled.

 

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THE BEST WRAPPING PAPER ORGANIZERS TO MAKE YOUR HOLIDAYS A LITTLE TIDIER 2

DIY gifts

Sure, shopping for everyone’s holiday presents can be hectic, but wrapping them all up doesn’t have to be. Until you have the space for a dedicated crafting room of your own at home, you can easily create an efficient gift-wrap station by getting yourself one of these top-rated wrapping paper organizers.


WHAT TO CONSIDER

Available Storage Space

Chances are, unless you have a lot of extra storage room in your home, you’ll probably be stashing your wrapping paper organizer in a closet. If you have ample shelving, you might be able to accommodate a long, horizontally oriented organizer like the The Container Store Customized Gift Wrap Center. Or, if you have plenty of floor space, an upright organizer like the Honey-Can-Do Craft Storage Cart could be better suited to your purposes.

If neither of these solutions work, then check out some of the hanging or over-the-door wrapping paper organizers in this guide like the Freegrace Double Sided Hanging Gift Wrap Organizer.

Organizing Purpose

Many of the best wrapping-paper organizers are all-in-one products with spots to store your gift labels, ribbon, tape, scissors, tissue paper, and anything else you’d need to wrap the perfect gift. If you’re starting from zero, we’d highly suggest looking into these multipurpose boxes and carts first.

However, other products are monotaskers, best for holding just gift wrap, bags, or cards — these can help enhance an existing setup that’s already working for you, allowing you to expand your collection instead of crowding everything in one place.

In this guide, we’ve included 10 different types of wrapping paper storage options to fit in cabinets and closets, big and small. They can hang, roll under the bed, store neatly on a shelf, or easily prop up whenever a gifting opportunity arises.

Here’s to making this holiday your most efficient one yet!


DIY gifts

If you’ve ever wondered what to do with all of the crafty extras you have lying around the house, the Honey-Can-Do Canvas Gift Wrap Organizer has space for everything and then some. You can neatly zip gift bags and tags under the flap in the transparent compartments, so you can see what you have at a glance.

It also comes with removable inserts that allow you to restructure the interior in the way that makes the most sense for your storage needs.

 

DIY gifts

For some, wrapping gifts is the craftiest thing they do all year. But if you’re a DIY enthusiast, a properly organized hub like the DESIGNA 3-Tier Metal Rolling Utility Cart is a must-have to keep your supplies organized and at the ready.

What we love about this aqua-blue crafting station is that it includes storage hooks and trays that attach to its pegboard side, so you can shift them from one tier to the other to accommodate your supplies. It also has two round, magnetic boxes that you can twist open for extra storage.

As a wrapping paper organizer, placing a wire-frame rack up top will secure an armful of rolls that can nestle into a cubby at the bottom.

 

DIY gifts

We can understand if once the holidays are over, you’d like to keep the gifting materials out of sight, out of mind. That’s exactly why the Freegrace Double-Sided Hanging Gift Wrap Organizer is so great.

This slim, two-sided wrapping paper organizer keeps all of your supplies compartmentalized and stored conveniently away in the back of a spare closet until the next gift-giving occasion. There’s space here for paper, bags, tags, bows, ribbons, cards, and any other embellishments you want!

 

 

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THE BEST WRAPPING PAPER ORGANIZERS TO MAKE YOUR HOLIDAYS A LITTLE TIDIER 1

diy wrapping gifts

Sure, shopping for everyone’s holiday presents can be hectic, but wrapping them all up doesn’t have to be. Until you have the space for a dedicated crafting room of your own at home, you can easily create an efficient gift-wrap station by getting yourself one of these top-rated wrapping paper organizers.


WHAT TO CONSIDER

Available Storage Space

Chances are, unless you have a lot of extra storage room in your home, you’ll probably be stashing your wrapping paper organizer in a closet. If you have ample shelving, you might be able to accommodate a long, horizontally oriented organizer like the The Container Store Customized Gift Wrap Center. Or, if you have plenty of floor space, an upright organizer like the Honey-Can-Do Craft Storage Cart could be better suited to your purposes.

If neither of these solutions work, then check out some of the hanging or over-the-door wrapping paper organizers in this guide like the Freegrace Double Sided Hanging Gift Wrap Organizer.

Organizing Purpose

Many of the best wrapping-paper organizers are all-in-one products with spots to store your gift labels, ribbon, tape, scissors, tissue paper, and anything else you’d need to wrap the perfect gift. If you’re starting from zero, we’d highly suggest looking into these multipurpose boxes and carts first.

However, other products are monotaskers, best for holding just gift wrap, bags, or cards — these can help enhance an existing setup that’s already working for you, allowing you to expand your collection instead of crowding everything in one place.

In this guide, we’ve included 10 different types of wrapping paper storage options to fit in cabinets and closets, big and small. They can hang, roll under the bed, store neatly on a shelf, or easily prop up whenever a gifting opportunity arises.

Here’s to making this holiday your most efficient one yet!


BEST OVERALL

Wrapping Paper Storage Bag

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Tube-shaped wrapping paper organizers are great for keeping things neat and easy to access, but you always have to store your gift tags and bows somewhere else. That’s no longer an issue with the Clutter Armour Wrapping Paper Storage!

This dual-compartment organizer stashes paper tubes down below and all of your gift accessories up top. Plus, it has a short strap for easy toting. Reviewers say that they can fit between 19 and 21 paper rolls in this 40-inch-long organizer, which should keep you covered for pretty much any occasion.


UPRIGHT ROLL ORGANIZER

Poster & Roll Storage

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If you’ve been struggling to find just the right-sized box to keep all of your wrapping paper together, look no further.

Made of recycled cardboard, the Classroom Keepers Poster & Roll Storage is equipped with 16 slots for wrapping paper, though you can repurpose it to hold rolled-up posters or art supplies just as easily.