Here is our complete advent calendar. This project cost us approximately $3! The pockets are envelopes, each envelope contains a note card with the activity for the day!
Our advent wreath cost less than $10 to put together. (I would love to have an expensive fancy one, but it's not currently in our budget). The wreath was $2.50 at Walmart. Candles ranged from 84c for a 4 pack to $3 for the larger center candle. Candle holders are old baby food jars. Pine cones were collected locally.
Our table, ready for advent.
What thrifty materials have you used in preparing for advent?