DIY Christmas Advent Calendar | Ikea Hack

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well, maybe not for everybody but we decided to get started early this year. I’ve been building our advent calendars from scratch. But when I saw the Ypperlig Wall Shelf I knew it would be perfect to hold all our goodies! So this year I decided to do things a little different and created my own Ikea Hack.

Ikea Ypperlig DIY Christmas Advent Calendar - Life Fling

Much to my surprise I opened the boxes to find that they were already put together. Yes, you heard me right. An Ikea product was FULLY ASSEMBLED! So I made myself a latte and curled up with my MacBook for a Pin-fest. Once I had a great list of ideas for fillers I headed to Dollarama, Walmart and Michaels to gather the goods.

Ikea Ypperlig Wall Shelf

Ypperlig Wall Shelf – Ikea

I wrapped the fillers and labelled them with a sharpie on the back. I arranged them so that the more time consuming ones landed on weekends or days that we didn’t have a lot of plans. I numbered them with these printable numbers and arranged them according to size. ( I didn’t put them in numerical order. I find that when they are random it looks much better throughout the month .)

Ikea Ypperlig DIY Christmas Advent Calendar - Life Fling

Ikea Ypperlig DIY Christmas Advent Calendar - Life Fling

Ikea Ypperlig DIY Christmas Advent Calendar - Life Fling

Ikea Ypperlig DIY Christmas Advent Calendar - Life Fling

Ikea Ypperlig DIY Christmas Advent Calendar - Life Fling

I’m so happy with the final product. What do you think of my very first original Ikea Hack?

Ikea Ypperlig DIY Christmas Advent Calendar - Life Fling

How does your family countdown to Christmas?

If you enjoyed this post on our advent calendar, don’t forget to pin it for later!

Thanks for reading!

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