If you are ready to celebrate the countdown to Christmas, make an advent calendar! Here are 20 DIY advent calendars that will inspire you.
The holidays are so exciting – don’t you want a countdown calendar to mark when the “big day” is near? And by countdown calendar I mean advent calendar . . . counting down from the first of December to the 25th.
I particularly love the kind that have an edible treat behind the door, but hey, all advent calendars are fine by me.
DIY Advent Calendars
In doing a little research to see what kind of calendar I’d want to make this year, I found a ton of awesome ideas. Are you in love with DIY advent calendars too? If so, scroll down to get inspired!
Standard advent calendars hang on the wall – this one can hang across a frame or doorway.
Wrap your goodies in crepe paper and make an advent calendar that serves as decor, too.
This is one of my favorite DIY advent calendars ever! Save 25 jars of various sizes and use acrylic paint to turn them into a very unique advent calendar.
I love the non-traditional paint colors used in this fun calendar.
Forego the candy for cute little felt shapes – you pick one out of the pocket and put on the tree each day.
For a teenie version of an advent calendar, use small matchboxes and and wrapping paper.
Use treat bags and the provided fun graphics to create an advent calendar in minutes.
I can’t believe how inexpensive this advent frame was to put together and how awesome it looks!
Decorate a mini tree with these cute boxes – and it’s not that expensive to make.
You don’t need anything more than the printable to make these fun black and white advent boxes.
You can create a Christmas street display using this colorful printable set.
This cool advent calendar uses sheet metal and vinyl stickers to make a fun magnetic board.
Use old toilet paper rolls and scrapbook paper to create a statement calendar that can hang in the doorway.
Countdown in a Jar
Instead of treats, your advent calendar in a jar includes fun activities the family can do together. This is one of those DIY advent calendars that doesn’t take a lot of room, making it awesome!
Use a large canvas and boxes of all different sizes to create this large, statement advent calendar.
Painted chicken wire and a bright frame make a great backdrop for the scrapbook paper tags.
Learn how to make it at Little Lucy Lu
Take your holiday excitement out on this calendar by punching through a hole each day.
You always knew those baby food jars you saved would come in handy for something! These etched luminaries make a beautiful advent calendar.
Use old wood pieces to create a tree, then hang 25 decorated bags as ornaments.
Learn more about the project at deas og mia
This calendar is practically free, given that it’s made from toilet paper rolls – all you need are small gifts to fill it.
Would you try one of these advent calendar ideas? Let me know in the comments!