Get inot the excitement of the fast approaching Christmas season by scrolling through some of the coolest DIY Advent Calendars. While you might have come across some choices at the stores, DIYing an advent calendar will get you just the perfect one you’ve been looking for. Whether you have your mind set on a certain style or you’re simply looking for some inspiration, this blog post is for you.
DIY Advent Calendars
Here is a bunch of really interesting DIY advent calendars that can serve you well. Some of these are unusual (in a good way), so if uniqueness appeals to you, you will enjoy them the most. You can make these DIY Advent Calendars a family project and everybody can pitch in to help get it done faster. Make sure to capture the moments on your camera and cherish both the pictures and your advent calendar keepsake for the seasons to come.
#1 DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
This DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar is so whimsical yet elegant that you might find yourself lingering here for a good while before you scroll further. This calendar features the cutest little bottles with Christmas Tree toppers. You can put little rolls of paper inside with motivational quotes, happy thoughts, or special scribbles on them. Your advent calendar will comprise of a forest filled with emotions and fueled with motivation. What an unusual but very interesting idea! DIY Advent Calendars from Your DIY Family
#2 DIY Envelope Advent Calendar
Who would have thought plain white envelopes topped off with some citrus-y cuteness would make such a charming advent calendar! You can fill up the envelopes with sweet confessions and messages for your family members or you can use this calendar as your holiday season task management device. Simple add instructions for a daily activity that the whole family can enjoy working on and ensure everything gets done timely. For instance, you can add instructions like ‘getting the tree’, ‘making the ornaments’, ‘baking some cookies’, ‘wrapping presents’ and ‘snowball fighting’ etc, to these. DIY Advent Calendars from The Merry Thought
#3 DIY Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar
Who adores Christmas lights? Please raise your hands to that. Christmas lights are magical and just light up the whole place with an intensely warm and welcoming aura. Try replicating these lights with colored paper and fill them up with little surprises – notes, candy, stickers, or whatever your family enjoys. Not only will these lights serve as a fabulous advent calendar but strung up as a colorful garland, these make beautiful holiday decorations for your home. Follow the link for the full tutorial! DIY Advent Calendars from The House That Lars Built
#4 DIY Origami Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
If you enjoy origami, then you might want to consider making these easy and aesthetically pleasing advent calendars for your family. Utilize your origami skills to make a forest of paper Christmas trees and pack each with an interesting surprise. You don’t really have to follow a trend; you can add all sorts of surprises and keep everyone hooked on figuring out what the next day will bring. They will need to peel back the base of each tree to unveil the special surprise, and we know how everybody enjoys fun surprises. DIY Advent Calendars from Tell, Love and Party
#5 DIY Felt Advent Calendar
Okay, so this advent calendar idea is really elegant. I don’t know if you feel the same, but the cute little pouches just seem so put together and tasteful. Also, the pouches are the perfect size for gift cards and/or notes. These are so easy to make and can be used for many Christmas seasons to come. Once done making the pouches, you can either hang them on string lights, with pegs on a metal frame or simply place them in a bowl. DIY Advent Calendars from Skip to my Lou
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#6 Modern Matchbox DIY Advent Calendars
Those with a modern interior in their living space can truly benefit from the idea of this DIY Modern Matchbox Advent Calendar. You will be wrapping up the matchboxes, so they are all monochromatic, and top them off with a pine branch, a fishing line or twine. VOILA, so artisteeee! (Not sure that’s a word but that’s the vibe!) You will just need to punch holes through the tops of the matchboxes so you can push the string through each. This craft seems so professional and elegantly finished. DIY Advent Calendars from The Merry Thought
#7 DIY Modern Tree Advent Calendar
What a beautiful tree advent calendar that would both serve its purpose as a calendar and a festive décor item for your place. The numbers are hanging on brass nails and are easily removable and adjustable. You can place small notes with advent activities scribbled on them for each day. Also, you can recreate it in colors that compliment your other color choices around the house. DIY Advent Calendars from A Kailo Chic Life
#8 DIY Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar
The DIY Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar is not only extremely pretty but a very thoughtful creation that urges your family to help the less blessed, in this time of celebration and joy. To encourage the little ones, you can add little rewards with the reminders such as candy or stickers. DIY Advent Calendars from Lovely Indeed
#9 DIY Mini Stocking Advent Calendar
If you love Christmas stockings then having 24 mini stockings serve as your advent calendar must sound good, right!? You can hang your stockings on your mantel, on a simple wooden Christmas tree, or string them up on a festive garland. Either way, this cute stocking advent calendar will be eye-catching and effective. DIY Advent Calendars from Make It & Love It
#10 Colorful DIY Advent Calendars
This craft is for those running short on time or just looking for a quick but cute fix. You can simply use these printables, string them up, and create a wall hanging. Paste the numbers on goody bags if you like and fill those up with your surprises. DIY Advent Calendars from A Subtle Revelry
#11 DIY Booze Advent Calendar
The DIY Booze Advent Calendar is for those who love a good shot. You can offer up to 24 shots of your favorite holiday nightcaps with this advent calendar. Pack it up with mini bottles of all sorts of liquor and treat yourself to a few sips each night. This would make the perfect early Christmas present. DIY Advent Calendars from Feast and West
#12 Colorful Houses DIY Advent Calendars
Wow! Now, this calendar requires quite a bit of effort but it’s surely worth it. You will be making a bunch (well 2 dozen to be precise) of cute little houses for this. The multiple rows of candy-colored houses will set up the perfect aesthetic for a cheerful winter wonderland. It is so easy to make. This advent calendar has sufficient storage space so you can use it for multiple purposes. DIY Advent Calendars from Sugar and Cloth
DIY Advent Calendars – In Conclusion
If we are being honest, the anticipation of a thing is half the fun. In fact, sometimes it is even more fun than the thing itself. The excitement felt on the days leading up to Christmas is unreal. That is the reason why so many people opt for advent calendars so they can take their sweet time crossing off the dates one by one until the big day is finally there.
The joy of the countdown can be tasted in the air, and in your mouth too if you decide to go with a candy-filled calendar. Personalize these calendar ideas to suit you and your household, whether you need some sugary fuel for your little elves, a little treat for yourself, or something strictly decorative. The ideas are infinite, but time is not, so quickly begin DIYing your favorite calendar before the clock ticks midnight leading up to December 1st.