DIY Advent Calendars

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    15 DIY advent calendars ideas!

    I am so stinkin’ excited the Christmas is quickly approaching! I know you may hate me for saying this, but I’ve already started planning for and shopping for gifts this year. I told you I was excited!

    There is something so magical about celebrating such a cherished holiday with little ones whose faces light up at the mention of a Christmas Tree or of Santa. Now that my son is 3 and has a good grasp of numbers and the concept of counting, I will definitely be creating an Advent Calendar this year. I love that we’ll be able to practice counting while getting more excited for the Big Day! I’ve rounded up some of my favorites that I’m thinking about making for my family; I hope you find some inspiration here too!

    Advent Calendar

    Printable Activity Advent Calendar

    Printable activity advent calendar

    KISSmas tree advent calendar - a fun and easy way for the kids to count down to Christmas!

    “KISS”mas tree advent calendar

    Advent Calendar19

    Christmas Advent Calendar Pillow

    Fun Christmas Cube Advent at I heart naptime

    Christmas Cube Advent Printable

    Christmas Advent Calendar - featuring free printables and the ability to change your calendar to best fit your schedule! Get the instructions and adorable printables at

    Christmas advent with free printables

    Advent Calendar Kit1

    Advent Calendar Kit

    Advent Calendar17

    Advent Christmas Tree by Lil Luna

    Advent Calendar16

    Take out box Advent Calendar by Studio DIY

    Advent Calendar14

    Printable bag advent calendar from Yellow Bliss Road

    Advent Calendar15

    Wooden Advent Calendar by Sugar and Charm

    Advent Calendar1

    Advent Calendar from Things I Made

    Advent Calendar3

    Baby Sock Advent Calendar from Martha Stewart

    Advent Calendar2

    Christmas Book Advent Countdown from Katherine Maries

    Advent Calendar4

    Window Advent Calendar from Country Living

    Advent Calendar5

    Clothespin Advent Calendar from Sunday In Bed


    Advent Calendar6

    Ornament Advent Calendar from Aubrey + Lindsay’s Blog

    Advent Calendar7

    Advent Drawers from Pam Garrison

    Advent Calendar8

    Tin Advent Calendar from Narrating Life

    Advent Calendar18

    Cookie Sheet Advent Calendar from Tip Junkie

    Advent Calendar9

    Advent Calendar via Love Nordic

    Advent Calendar10

    Big Box Advent Calendar from Mod Podge Rocks

    Advent Calendar11

    Match Book Advent Calendar from Just A Girl

    Advent Calendar12

    Dollar Store Advent Calendar from Infarrantly Creative

    Advent Calendar13

    Silhouette Advent Calendar from I Heart Nap Time

    As always, I have more ideas over on my Pinterest board, Christmas. I’d love for you to come check it out!

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    1. Janel Hutton@hatingmartha posted on November 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm (#

      Thanks for the round-up! I am just thinking about starting our advent calendar!

    2. Shauna Rae posted on November 7, 2011 at 8:39 pm (#

      Just wanted to share a countdown from last year. I had so many friends comment on it –
      It’s made out of a vintage soda box.

    3. Rhea posted on November 7, 2011 at 11:20 pm (#

      The Advent Calendar with buckets is awesome! We will create one for my nieces using paper cups! Thanks for the ideas!

    4. Lolly Jane posted on November 8, 2011 at 3:20 pm (#

      Katie you are so organized to be so prepared! We are going to do an advent calendar now….. thanks for the motivation girl :)

    5. Jessica posted on November 8, 2011 at 8:39 pm (#

      Love the advent calendars!!!
      I made a couple of advent calendars a few years ago…could have used that Sihouette wooden calendar back then!

    6. OnePerfectDay posted on November 11, 2011 at 6:48 am (#

      These are FABULOUS and just what I was looking for right now!
      Thank you so much for posting!

    7. Caitlin @ Hardly Housewives posted on November 28, 2011 at 6:44 pm (#

      Just made a DIY calendar –

      I love all of these other ideas…they’re much more concise than mine is :)

    8. Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road posted on December 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm (#

      Thanks for sharing my printable Advent Calendar Jamielyn!!

    9. Gayle posted on September 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm (#

      Looks like a lot of fun.  I’am going to start my advent-calendar

    10. Faffy Tea posted on November 4, 2014 at 1:44 pm (#

      How about an Acts of Kindness advent calendar, with a good deed/task to do each day. We’d love to know what you think of our effort:

      • Jamielyn posted on November 6, 2014 at 12:22 am (#

        What a great idea!

    11. muriel posted on December 1, 2015 at 9:56 am (#