Countdown to Christmas with 15 DIY Advent Calendars

Advent Calendar Round-Up

Thanksgiving has passed, and it’s now  socially acceptable to begin the count down to Christmas. But let’s be honest, you’ve secretly been waiting for at least a month. One of the best ways to celebrate the most festive month of the year is with an Advent calendar. Instead of buying a generic version at the grocery store, craft your own calendar,and put it on display. I’ve pulled together a list of 15 of my favorite DIY Advent Calendars to inspire you.

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How fun is this bright, modern calendar?

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I love how just pulling together odds and ends from the house could turn into such a cheerful calendar!

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I’m a sucker for pallet art, which is probably why I’m drawn to this minimalist wood calendar with big impact.

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I love the simplicity of this woodland calendar. Even better, it’s made from a basic shoe organizer that can be used for storage the rest of the year!

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I’m smitten with this charming Advent village made of cardboard! Just download the free files to make this with your cutting machine.

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This sweet and simple blush calendar is such a beautiful decor piece.

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Even the most awkward crafter could pull of this adorable cone Advent calendar. I love the non-traditional Christmas colors used here!

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My kids would flip if I put together a treasure tree like this countdown calendar.

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How fun is this balloon ornament idea? My kids would fight over whose turn it was to pop the next ornament!

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Of course, I’m also partial to this felt Christmas Tree Advent calendar.

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Love this idea for a DIY calendar the kids can make using colorful paper crafts.

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Since I’m a big fan of chalkboard decor, it probably doesn’t surprise you that I am also a big fan of this countdown calendar.

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It doesn’t get any more simple than this. I adore the idea of using mini socks and clothespins

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…or colorful knit mittens!

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How about this colorful punch out countdown using upcycled tissue paper tubes?

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This countdown is two of my favorite things: easy and inexpensive!

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Do you count down to Christmas with an Advent Calendar? I’d love to hear about yours in the comments below!

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5 thoughts on “Countdown to Christmas with 15 DIY Advent Calendars

  1. Justine Y @ Little Dove says:

    That treasure tree is so cool!! We always had the little chocolate candy ones growing up which I looked forward to and LOVED, but I have a different one, with little fabric bags and stockings. I can’t decide what I want to put in it this year though, last year I did candy, but I kind of want to do something different this year…

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