Advent calendars are a lovely way to await Christmas day. Here are 26 charming DIY advent calendars to try!
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1. Paper City Christmas Advent Calendar
Who lives on Christmas Street? This printable Christmas advent calendar has every house on the street from 1 to 24. Create these easy-to-make match box size houses and buildings and children can visit each house everyday until Christmas.
2. DIY Pastel Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
I thought it would be fun to share a DIY advent calendar with you all that’s really really easy to make and not to mention, ridiculously cheap!
3. DIY Magnetic Holiday Advent Calendar
This project is a new take on the traditional advent calendar and one that will easily last for years. With just a few basic supplies, theses metal storage tins transform into a fun holiday count down. Cheers!
4. DIY Modern Geometric Advent Calendar
These little boxes are perfect for filling them with treats, little notes and other small surprises. I’ve made printables extra-budget friendly and ink-saving. You will only need a printer, black ink, card stock, scissors and glue.
5. DIY Mini Christmas Tree Christmas Advent Calendar
I love advent calendars. In our family we print out a list of Christmas related activities and put one in each box with a little toy or candy. Some activities are big, like “go see the Nutcracker” or “Sit on Santa’s lap” but others are simple, like: “Drink Spiced Cider” or “Hang Mistle Toe.” I started doing this as a way to avoid missing Christmas. Sometimes it gets so busy that we forget to do the things that make us love the Holidays in the first place. This helps me make time for the fun traditions and my children love it.
6. DIY Modern String and Plywood Advent Calendar
In this calendar is a modern Christmas tree or triangles arranged nested. Behind the number pads I was thinking of graphic Christmas tree decorations so that we too would have it adorned on six catacombs. And before the next Christmas this glory can be used as a memory stick!
7. Geometric Hanging Advent Calendar
This geometric advent calendar is simple, minimal, with just enough festive sparkle.
8. DIY Honeycomb Advent Calendar
If you want to say thank you to these hardworking bees you have to try this 3d honeycomb Advent calendar. It is super easy to make and stores tiny sweets.
9. Paper Bag Advent Calendar
Print, cut and surprise your kids with a cute hand made Advent calendar!
10. Mini Forest Christmas Advent Calendar
This year I’ve made my DIY advent calendar a bit earlier. I was drawn to origami as I chanced across some lovely matte origami paper in a deep green. So I thought why not make a forest of mini Christmas trees and that’s exactly what happened. But of course I needed to find a place for the gifts and what better place than under the trees?
11. Reindeer Advent Calendar
This years advent calendar DIY is all about ‘dashing through the snow’ to get gifts to you and your kids on time! These little reindeer are pulling little packets through all the snow and past all the trees in the forests, to bring them to you each day.
12. Modern Matchbox Advent Calendar
I love advent calendars. Mostly because it’s such a beautiful way to countdown the days until Christmas and partially because of the little treats – or in this case activities – that is housed in each daily parcel. This year, my advent calendar is not only easy, but it’s super cheap. And, since I have all of these illustrated days AND the activities inside available for you to print, you basically need 10 minutes.
13. Pillow Box Advent Calendar
Count down to the Big Day with this home-made advent calendar.
14. Advent Christmas Story Calendar
This tutorial is going to walk you through what to put in your advent calendar, and almost every piece of the Story is going to be things you already have around your house. This would also be a great craft to do with a group (MOPs, craft night, family gathering, etc.)!
15. Santa’s Beard Advent Calendar DIY
A fun Christmas advent calendar the entire family will enjoy!
16. DIY Clothespin Advent Calendar
An easy DIY advent calendar idea with things you already have in the home!
17. Into The Woods Advent Calendar
Look, animals in the forest! Make this simple Advent calendar for the kids.
18. Easy Advent Calendar with Free Printable
December starts tomorrow! Will you be counting down this year? If you’d like to whip up something quick, this easy DIY advent calendar is as simple as can be — just print the free pattern, then trim, roll and staple.
19. Paper Houses DIY Advent Calendar
These houses are a lot simpler in design which makes them great for personalizing however you want. Dress them up with snowy glitter on the roofs, paint on fine details, or choose a gradient of papers in pink or green. I chose to keep things uniform, and simple in all kraft paper. There are lots of possibilities!
20. Colorful Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar
Add a dose of color and whimsy to your Christmas countdown with this punch-out advent calendar.
21. Geometric Wall Advent Calendar
We still have a few days to do an Advent calendar. Would it not be nice to give it a modern and geometric touch? This is a perfect project for the weekend, you will need the PDF model , color papers, glue, and a piece of cardboard.
22. Hanger Advent Calendar with Free Printable
CHRISTMAS ADVENT CALENDAR – FREE PRINTABLE AND IDEAS FOR SMALL VEGAN SURPRISES!
23. DIY Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar
This one is super easy to make, especially if you have a craft cutting machine, and I love hanging it in our office right now.
24. Rustic Advent Calendar
Make this DIY Advent Calendar with the ends of rolls of toilet paper … the ultra positive side, you will not moan if no one puts it in the trash, you know what I’m talking about?
25. Book Advent Calendar
As of last year, I decided that I wanted to collect enough children’s Christmas picture books to be wrapped, opened and then read every day in December up until Christmas!
26. 25 Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar
This is a simple and reusable DIY Advent Calendar that can be used year after year. It was so fun coming up with all the little acts of kindness for this project. Included are the printable for 25 Acts of Kindness for the Holidays in this tutorial. Some of the acts of kindness include; take cookies to the fire station, donate books to a hospital, help your siblings with their chores.