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Crafty Coca Cola Advent Calendar

Updated April 06, 2021

Easy DIY Christmas crafts, like this Crafty Coca Cola Advent Calendar from I Love to Create, are great holiday projects! Made from an old soda crate, vintage paper, and bingo numbers, this vintage Christmas decor is perfect for counting down the days until the big day! This Crafty Coca Cola Advent Calendar is a unique way to show off your creativity to any holiday guests that may drop by. Recycled craft ideas are especially great during Christmastime when there seems to be so much waste.

 Crafty Coca Cola Advent Calendar


  • 24 Small Nails
  • Hammer
  • Tape
  • Aleene's Tacky Glue
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Tim Holtz Hinge Clips
  • Coca-Cola Crate
  • Cardboard or chipboard
  • Scissors
  • Small Gift Tags
  • Pen
  • 24 Small Gifts
  • Tim Holtz Bingo Game Pieces


  1. Measure the size of the 24 squares in your crate. Once you have a template, cut out 24 pieces of chipboard and cardboard.

    Crafty Coca Cola Advent Calendar

    Crafty Coca Cola Advent Calendar
  2. Select 24 styles of paper and cut them into squares slightly larger than the cardboard pieces. Wrap the squares like gifts.

    Crafty Coca Cola Advent Calendar

    Crafty Coca Cola Advent Calendar
  3. Using Tacky Glue, adhere small polka dotted gift cards to the backsides to give them a finished look.
  4. Use Tacky Glue to attach the number chips and set aside to dry.  You could also use sticker numbers if you can't find these.

    Crafty Coca Cola Advent Calendar
  5. Hammer in 24 small nails in the top center of each compartment.

    Crafty Coca Cola Advent Calendar

    Crafty Coca Cola Advent Calendar
  6. After the bingo numbers are dry, hang each card by a small clip.

    Crafty Coca Cola Advent Calendar
  7. Once each compartment is filled with treasure, pieces of paper that say "Hooray!  Today we are going to make a gingerbread house!", or what have you, hang your cards in numerical order.

    Crafty Coca Cola Advent Calendar
  8. Each day you and your child remove the appropriate hanging card and see what present or adventure awaits.




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At first I thought this was going to be about those old vintage ads with Santa drinking a coke! As an alternative to putting holes in the crate, you could either use those command temporary hooks that come in the very small size, which are the type and small,size to hang small lights, or you could use tacky putty, or even Velcro strips, which could still be removed or at least covered over. Clever idea which could also be adapted for days leading up to a birthday, a new baby's arrival anticipate by big brother or sister or any other holiday. Clever and very creative. Thanks for sharing!

I happen to have a gold and red Coca-Cola glass bottle drink crate that we bought long ago at an antique store. What I like about this DIY is that it doesn't ruin the original crate. If I made this for myself, I could use it one year and then if I wanted I could take it apart later without too much damage (other than a few small holes). I would love the hunt for the random Christmas gift paper, too.

The crate is great on it's own as a design item - doesn't need this doing to it

I think that just punching a hole in the card to hang on the nail would look better that using all the clips, and you don't need clips

I LOVE this idea! I cannot wait to make one! Now to hunt down a soda crate...

I just love this project! What a fun idea!


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