I am on a quest to find the cutest advent calendars. I found this one at Musing, Memories & Mayhem. It is adorable. It's made from a mini-muffin pan. Who would have ever thought?! Here's another example, found at Aleta's Art, with a tutorial.
And, if a muffin tin is not your thing, you can always use a cookie sheet like this found at Making Memories. Isn't this pretty?
That's 3 examples of making an Advent calendar using every day items. So, if you are like me, and have never used your mini-muffin pan or have an old cookie sheet, why not make an Advent calendar? You might want to hurry since Advent started today. Maybe next year?