Fabric Advent Calendar Tutorial. Great for a lolly free option. Nice to have different shapes for unique bits and bobs.
Advent idea for this year.
Advent Calendar Tutorial | Wee Share...for next year
Fabric advent calendar
Gorgeous advent calendar - free pattern and tutorial @ ehow by Amy of nanaCompany
For toddler tree, add buttons...as an infant she can stick them on the felt tree, when she gets older she can hang them on the buttons! So cute! (This is an advent calendar, but adapt it for toddler tree.)
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Alternative Advent Calendars 2014
Christmas Advent Calendar
If I did Advent calendars, I'd do this one. I think you have to have children to hang Advent calendars.