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Bubbles loves Shopkins and I have to admit that I do too!  We love the mystery of what’s in the little blind bags and then matching them up to the guide to find the name and rarity.

Make my easy-peasy DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar for your little Shopkins fans! It's the perfect way to count down to Christmas. Includes tutorial & free templates, plus a secret to make it resuable year after year

She’s been very interested in the advent calendars we’ve seen in stores this year.  I had been wanting to try my hand at making a DIY advent calendar so with her newfound interest in them I decided now was the time.

Shopkins Chef Club for my DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar

Most advent calendars have chocolate or candy in them.  I’m definitely (definitely) not opposed to some sweet treats, but I thought something that she could keep and use would be more fun for her first advent calendar.  And then I realized that Shopkins are the perfect size for tucking away in all those little holes!  Thank you to Moose Toys for providing the Shopkins for my super-easy DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar!

DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar

Make my easy-peasy DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar for your little Shopkins fans! It's the perfect way to count down to Christmas. Includes tutorial & free templates, plus a secret to make it resuable year after year

My DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar requires only a few mostly common supplies.  I’ve included affiliate links to make it even easier for you to gather them.

Make my easy-peasy DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar for your little Shopkins fans! It's the perfect way to count down to Christmas. Includes tutorial & free templates, plus a secret to make it resuable year after year

Supplies:

muffin pans (I used four 6-well pans from a dollar store)
my Shopkins Advent Stickers – Original and Chef Club
sticker paper or printable magnet sheets
coordinating ribbon
pompoms, if desired

Tutorial:

Arrange your muffin pans into a grid.  I did two side by side, but you could stack all four vertically or horizontally, depending on the space you plan to display them.

Connect muffin tins with ribbon for a DIY advent calendar

Lace the ribbon through the holes at each end of the muffin tins.  You may need to tie a knot behind the tins where you connect them together.

Fill the muffin tin wells with Shopkins!

Print out my Shopkins Advent Stickers.  You can choose from the traditional Shopkins (as pictured) or the Shopkins Chef Club set. I printed mine on sticker paper but if you would like to be able to reuse your DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar year after year, print them on magnet sheets.

Download my free printable Shopkins Advent Calendar Stickers to make a DIY advent calendar

Place a Shopkins figurine in each of the muffin tin wells.

Make my easy-peasy DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar for your little Shopkins fans! It's the perfect way to count down to Christmas. Includes tutorial & free templates, plus a secret to make it resuable year after year

Cover each well with a Shopkins Advent Calendar sticker or magnet.  Then decorate the ribbon with coordinating pompoms, if desired.

Make my easy-peasy DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar for your little Shopkins fans! It's the perfect way to count down to Christmas. Includes tutorial & free templates, plus a secret to make it resuable year after year

I used some command hooks to hang the advent calendar up.  I then used a little tape and attached the round “Chef Club” label from the top of the Shopkins jar over the hooks.  This was just to personalize it a little more and is completely optional.

Make my easy-peasy DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar for your little Shopkins fans! It's the perfect way to count down to Christmas. Includes tutorial & free templates, plus a secret to make it resuable year after year

This was easy-peasy to make and I love how it turned out.  Not exactly “traditional” Christmas colors but Bubbles loves pink and purple so I knew she wouldn’t mind.

Make my easy-peasy DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar for your little Shopkins fans! It's the perfect way to count down to Christmas. Includes tutorial & free templates, plus a secret to make it resuable year after year

On Day 24 in addition to the Shopkins figurine that’s in the advent calendar, I tucked a little slip of wrapping paper.  I wrapped the 5-pack and 12-pack of Shopkins Chef Club figurines in the corresponding paper and she’ll get to find those packages under the tree and open them for an extra surprise.

Check out some of my other Christmas posts for more holiday inspiration!

Would your kids love a DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar?

Make my easy-peasy DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar for your little Shopkins fans! It's the perfect way to count down to Christmas. Includes tutorial & free templates, plus a secret to make it resuable year after year

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  5 Responses to “Make My Easy DIY Shopkins Advent Calendar + Free Templates”

  1. What an amazing idea, love the idea that these can be kept and it isn’t adding to all he sweets we take in over the holidays.

  2. This is definitely a neat idea! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  3. What a charming idea! While it’s too late to use this for this Advent, an abbreviated version might work for the 12 days of Christmas! : )

    My DD loves Shopkins, too! : )

  4. This is an absolutely genius idea! I love that you used muffin tins. You could totally personalize these to fit your kid’s individual tastes, too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!

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