All you need for this idea is some paper doilies, ribbon and pegs. We also used some circles cut from brown paper bags and some white number stickers. The doilies are cut in half and shaped into a flattened cone shape.
Here is a matchbox advent calendar. If you don't have piles of matchboxes lying around or can't be bothered covering the ones you have, these white matchboxes are available in craft stores everywhere. We bought ours in Riot where they were just a few dollars for a pack of ten. Tied up with ribbon and hung them on some branches with a little numbered tags they can easily fit a couple of lollies, a special note or a symbol of the Christmas story.
This one is definately the easiest of the three - takes a matter of minutes. These mini muffin trays have 24 holes, and filled with numbered cup cake cases and with our favourite mini Lindt balls, they create the perfect excuse to nibble your way to Christmas.