So you want to do something special for Valentine’s Day, but you don’t want to just do your typical chocolates and flowers? How about creating a fun Valentine’s Day Advent Calendar?
An advent calendar is a countdown to the actual holiday, but you can give this gift as a “14 Days of Love” gift, where they will get to enjoy the gift for 14 days after the Valentine’s Day Holiday.
Your Valentine’s Day Advent Calendar would be a really sweet gift for your husband, boyfriend, or fiancé, and can even be perfect for your kids!
The fun part is deciding what to put in each day of your advent calendar. You can make it a love letter calendar where you write a love note for each day, make it a date idea calendar, where you both get to enjoy an activity together every day you open one, or add little treats in them.
Mix all of those up and you’ll have yourself a fun and memorable gift for your love!
We are sharing with you, an easy idea on how to make your own DIY Valentine’s Day Advent Calendar…the main things you will need are some toilet paper rolls and construction paper.
4 sheets of black construction paper
2 sheets of pink construction paper
2 sheets of red construction paper
14 empty toilet paper rolls
14 Foam heart stickers
Box measuring 16”W x 11”D x 2.5”H (I used a 24 soda can box)*
Glue gun & sticks
1. Using your glue gun, start by covering the box with your black construction paper.
*This step will be optional depending on how you want to present this gift. Another idea would be to string them all together and have them hanging.
2. Cut your pink and red construction paper to fit over your toilet paper rolls.
3. Glue the pink and red construction paper over your toilet paper rolls (you should have 7 pink and 7 red rolls)
Or mix up your colors however you’d like. You could do one color for date activities, and one for Valentine’s Day treats, or something like that too.
4. Grab your felt hearts, (Or make them out of construction paper of a different color) and writer down a number on each of your hearts from 1 to 14.
5. Fold one end of the paper into the roll, then fill the tube with a treat, surprise, date idea, love note or activity and fold the other end in the roll to seal.
Continue by filling and closing all rolls.
6. Stick the hearts on their designated colored toilet paper rolls (ie. red hearts on pink rolls and purple hearts on red rolls, etc.)
Again, you can designate which heart color means what is inside if you would like.
7. On day 14 add an extra special note asking the person to be your Valentine. Maybe also invite them to a cute date.
Or, if you are gifting them this on Valentine’s Day, give them the best gift or date on day 1 so they can open it that day.
8. Glue each of your rolls to your box and you’re ready to surprise your Valentine with their amazing advent calendar.
Ideas to add in your Valentine’s Day Advent Calendar for your significant other:
Fill your calendar with lots of their favorite treats! Fun little chocolates, gift certificates, or small items that they will love.
Love Notes For Your Valentine’s Day Advent Calendar:
Write little love notes in each day. Express how much they mean to you, or give them one thing you love about them each day.
You can add several love coupons in some of the days, like a free back scratch, a neck rub, snuggle session while watching a movie, etc.
Whatever you choose to do for your Lovers Valentines Day Advent Calendar, they will feel very loved and you get to celebrate the holiday for 14 different days full of love. They are sure to enjoy each day opening their gift and being loved by you!