Handcrafted custom papier mâché house Advent calendar. Shabby chic Christmas countdown fillable treat drawers with lights. Holiday decor.


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This artisan-crafted one-of-a-kind illuminated papier mâché Advent calendar is beautiful enough to be a permanent fixture in your home all year round. I have created this Christmas Advent calendar to look like a dollhouse. I chalk-painted it in a shabby chic style, with a festive wreath hanging on the front door. The attic space is wallpapered with miniature old newsprint and has a string of LED battery powered lights with on/off switch. There is plenty of room for a special wrapped Christmas morning gift. The roof has white icicles hanging off the edge, there are shutters at the windows and even faux smoke coming out of the chimney!

The house has 25 numbered drawers, windows, a door and attic space to contain a surprise gift for each day. You can fill the drawers and spaces with goodies, trinkets, and dollhouse miniatures and accessories. Add any small items you wish, to create a Christmas countdown calendar that any child, children or miniature-collecting adult would be thrilled with. The front door and windows have magnetic closures, to hide the surprise until the appropriate day. This beautiful heirloom quality Advent calendar can be used year after year. Just fill it with treats to enjoy the whole month leading up to Christmas, making the season extra special.

The assembled house measures:
11 1/8 inches wide x 2 1/4 inches deep x 16 1/8 inches high at the roof peak

Each drawer or window compartment is about 2 x 2 x 2 inches
The front door compartment is 4 x 2 x 2 inches
The attic space is about 10 inches wide (at base) x 4 1/2 inches high (at peak)

The house comes completely assembled, but the roof is unattached for ease of shipping and storing. Just connect it at the fastener points before hanging the house or placing it on a shelf. A string for hanging is attached to the back of the house. Any icicles that are bent in transport, can easily be straightened with your hand.

* This item is somewhat delicate, so it is best use adult assistance for very small children. It also has small parts that could come off and be a choking hazard.

**Listing is for lighted Advent house with drawers only. Any other items pictured are for illustrative purposes and not included.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions


I require contact within 14 days of receipt if you wish to return an item. Please view photos and read descriptions so you know what you are getting when you order. I do want you to be happy with your purchase. If your order is damaged or wrong in any way, please contact me via email, and I will make it right. In some cases I will simply ship you a new item. In some cases I will provide a shipping label for return.

Order preparation time

I don't list an item unless it is ready to ship. I always attempt to ship items the next business day after an order is placed. Please allow me three days at the most, as there are times when "life happens", and I am unable to ship your order the next day.

Shipping options

A few of my items are able to be shipped in a regular first-class envelope. If it can be shipped this way, I will offer it. Most items ship via USPS Ground Advantage, which is usually the least expensive option, and has tracking and insurance. This can take from 2 - 7 business days to arrive. However, there is an option to pay additional for 2 - 3 day Priority Mail shipping, if you choose.

Custom and personalized orders

I do accept custom requests on some of my items. In the case of a custom order, I will let you know the estimated time it will take me to fill your order, and if there will be any additional charges.

Regarding the pricing of my artisan-crafted items

Some of my creations are priced higher based on the time it took me to build or customize them. As an artist, I do not try to compete with the price of mass-produced items. My artisan-crafted items are priced for their uniqueness - waiting for that perfect owner. In all honesty - some of the pieces I create, I can barely stand to part with, so I set a price that makes me feel better about letting them go. I want them to go to someone who might appreciate them as much as I do.

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