As the snowflakes fall gracefully from the sky and the aroma of Balsam fir surrounds us, there’s a certain enchantment that fills our hearts. At Dixie Belle Paint Company, we believe the magic lies in the joy of giving and the moments shared with loved ones.

This festive season, we are loving this heartwarming project inspired by the spirit of Christmas and the delightful world of children’s literature. Join us as we unwrap the magic of creating a one-of-a-kind Advent calendar. An enchanted box of Christmas books that will not only captivate young imaginations but also create cherished memories for years to come.

In partnership with The House on Silverado, we are thrilled to share the passion for the art of crafting and the joy of reading. So, grab a cup of cocoa, snuggle up in your favorite blanket, and let us guide you through the steps of crafting an Advent Calendar that will not only adorn your home but also fill it with the timeless warmth of holiday tales. Welcome to the cozy corner of The House on Silverado—where the joy of crafting meets the magic of the season.

Christmas Advent Box with Dixie Belle Paint


The following is an excerpt from a blog from The House on Silverado. Click here to read the original article. 

There are all kinds of Advent calendar ideas; calendars with little doors that open to reveal small toys, Christmas cookies or candy, and various other mini gifts.  But this DIY Kids Advent Calendar filled with books is one of the best Advent calendars ever.  It’s designed to inspire the love of reading and build fun Christmas traditions.


Materials List:

Find a Box or Crate

Because you’re going to fill your container with 24 books, you will want to find a sturdy wooden box or crate to support the weight.

Shop for Books

Thrift stores are a great place to shop for children’s books!  I’ve been collecting books for the past year and found all 24 books at various local thrift stores. I didn’t pay more than 99 cents for any of them! Some were even less!

Decorate and Personalize

My crate came prefinished in a grayish/white color, so I was ready to jump right into the step of decorating and personalizing.  Nevertheless, if you’re not happy with the existing color of your crate, just give it a quick coat or two of light paint color.  Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in the colors Fluff, Cotton, or Driftwood would work well.

Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint Christmas Colors

I used Dixie Belle’s Holiday Joy stencil to help me decorate my own DIY Advent calendar.  From my paint stash, I selected several seasonal colors to use on my fun project and got to work.  My Dixie Belle Artist Brushes worked nicely for filling in the small stencil openings.

Christmas Joy Stencil from Dixie Belle Paint Company

This homemade advent calendar can also help very young children who may struggle with having to wait to open all of those tempting gifts under the tree until Christmas morning.  With this fun activity, they can look forward to selecting one book to open each night as a bedtime story. Not to mention, a small gift for each day of December will help them count down to Christmas Day.

Dixie Belle Paint Christmas Book Advent Calendar

Merry Christmas,

Niky, The House on Silverado

More Dixie Belle Christmas Projects by The House on Silverado:

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What a jolly journey it has been, exploring the whimsical world of Christmas crafting and storytelling all in one! As we close our Christmas Book Advent Calendar adventure, we want to extend a warm thank you for allowing us to be part of your festive season. In the spirit of creative joy, we’ve painted our way into the holiday spirit. We’ve also crafted a unique Advent calendar that we hope will become a cherished tradition in your home. Now, here’s to a season filled with love, laughter, and the magic of Christmas tales. From The House on Silverado and Dixie Belle Paint Company, we send you warm wishes for a joyous holiday and a new year brimming with endless possibilities.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and may your crafting adventures continue to unfold in the most magical ways!

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About the Author

The House on Silverado

Niky is a wife, mom, stepmom, teacher, and a blogger who has spent her whole life in the Midwest! She started blogging as a creative outlet to share her hobbies and interests, but to also write about things that matter to her. She loves all things farmhouse, rustic, vintage, and historical--basically anything that has a story behind it.

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