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The first dusting of snow reminds us of how quickly the Christmas season will be upon us. There is nothing more fun than counting down the days to Christmas. Today I am sharing 20 original ways to make your own Christmas Advent Calendar.


DIY Christmas Advent Calendar


DIY Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar

This one is super easy to make, especially if you have a craft cutting machine – from

DIY Advent Calendar

This one uses little tins in the shape of a Christmas tree – from

DIY Disco Themed Galvanized Bubble Wreath Advent Calendar

If you’re a last minute holiday decorator, you can totally do this advent calendar and count down the last 15 days until Christmas. – from

Kissmas Tree Advent Calendar

An adorable Advent calendar for kids. – from

Christmas Calendar & Free Printable

Each 25 days of December (1-25) will reveal an activity note, small toy, craft supply or a sweet treat. – from

DIY Modern Wooden Tree Advent Calendar

Fun for the kids because they get to add an ornament to the tree everyday. – from

DIY Balsa Wood Advent Calendar

A really easy DIY advent calendar you can make from strips of balsa wood, chalkboard paint, and some mini silver ornaments. – from

DIY Advent Calendar

An adorable and colourful felt calendar that is oh so cute. – from

DIY Christmas Calendar

A fresh and modern approach to a traditional advent calendar, in white, black and gold. – from

Big Box DIY Advent Calendar

This project uses small sizes of paper mache boxes. –  from

DIY Printable Advent Calendar

You are going to love these little envelopes hanging from a branch. – from

Build Your Own Advent Calendar

Neat idea to use a pallet frame for this advent calendar. – from

DIY Chalkboard Advent Calendar

This one is for all of you that like to have a special activity each day throughout advent. – from

Pvc Pipe Advent Calendar

This one promises to be simple to make and last for years. – from

How To Make An Advent Calendar With Paper

This advent calendar uses paper and glue, but don’t let that foot you, it’s absolutely darling. – from

Tea Time Advent Calendar

A reminder to take your tea breaks this December. There’s no better way to recuperate from all that shopping, cooking, and gift wrapping than with a dedicated daily tea time, a moment to catch your breath. – from

Triangle Box Advent Calendar

Doodle lovers will enjoy this homemade advent calendar idea. – from

Muffin Tin Advent Calendar

This is super cute! I love the idea of having this muffin tin hanging, it turned out really pretty. – from

DIY Advent Tree Calendar

This one wins my heart because it is in my very favorite colors, pink & gold! – from

Wall Mounted Advent Calendar

This is not only an advent calendar, but a gorgeous Christmas decor piece as well. It is 4 feet tall and looks so great on the wall. – from

If you are looking for something a little easier, this  simple box idea which includes 25 drawers, number stickers, cardboard box and template may be a good option. (affiliate link)

DIY advent calendar drawers

how to make an advent calendar

You may also like these 24 Elf on the Shelf Ideas to countdown to Christmas too.

elf on the shelf ideas and a free printable planner!

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Cheryl MacPhail

Saturday 10th of December 2016

I love these home made ones. Friends of ours made a random acts of kindness one to do with their boys :)


Tuesday 6th of December 2016

I like the tea time advent calendar. Nice to take a minute.

Janice Cournoyer

Friday 25th of November 2016

This is adorable Lots of fantastic ideas ! I love the idea of having this muffin tin hanging,