13 Adorable DIY Advent Calendars

Every year I say I’m going to do an advent calendar, and every year I come up empty handed. I guess at my core, I’m just really not all that crafty. Sort of crafty, but also super busy and tired, and usually busy and tired trump my desire to craft and create. That said, this is definitely going to be the year … the year of the advent calendar for our family, because I’ve been feeling an extra dose of holiday cheer, and because I know my daughter would think it was totally magical, which will make it all worth the effort. Also, for those of you who just don’t feel like you have the time, energy, or motivation to take on another DIY? Don’t fret — these are all super simple, and I’ve chosen my DIY advent of choice from this bunch — so you know it’s easy!

  • 13 Adorable DIY Advent Calendars

    13 Adorable DIY Advent Calendars

    Start the tradition of a Christmas countdown with your little one using a fun advent calendar you can make yourself. Check out these fun and unique advent calendar ideas!

  • DIY Take Out Box Advent Calendar

    DIY Take Out Box Advent Calendar

    This advent calendar is sure to make you and your little one smile with its bright colors, and the DIY portion of this project couldn’t be easier!

    See DIY tutorial over at Studio DIY

  • DIY Toilet Paper Tube Advent Calendar

    DIY Toilet Paper Tube Advent Calendar

    I love that something so humble as a bunch of toilet paper rolls can look so completely modern when put together in a fun way. This toilet paper tube advent calendar is pure brilliance!

    See DIY tutorial over at Morning Creativity

  • DIY Mini Tree Advent Calendar

    DIY Mini Tree Advent Calendar

    This advent calendar is one of my favorites in the bunch. It looks impressive, but requires little more than purchasing the right supplies and some glue. I think you could create a fun, snowy tablescape to surround this fun calendar and make it extra wintery.

    See DIY tutorial over at Oh Happy Day

  • DIY Paper Bag Advent Calendar

    DIY Paper Bag Advent Calendar

    This is my favorite DIY advent calendar in the bunch and is the one I will be making myself for multiple reasons. 1. I already have all the supplies (paper bags, twine, a chalkboard), 2. It goes with all my neutral Christmas decor, and 3. It seems like a super simple DIY for the lazy crafter like myself. Genius!

    See DIY tutorial over at Most Lovely Things

  • DIY Giant Advent Calendar

    DIY Giant Advent Calendar

    I love that this fun fabric tree advent calendar can do double duty as both a holiday countdown and as a stand-in Christmas tree for those worries about the mess and practicality of having a real tree around with little ones.

    See DIY tutorial over at Oh Happy Day

  • DIY Hanging Chalkboard Advent Calendar

    DIY Hanging Chalkboard Advent Calendar

    This doubles as an advent calendar and a pretty table centerpiece. I really love this one.

    See DIY tutorial over at Hank & Hunt

  • DIY Advent in a Jar

    DIY Advent in a Jar

    This little advent calendar takes up very little space and it still fun and festive. Perfect for the minimalist or for those with little space to spare for holiday decorations.

    Photo by Rachel of Penelope & Pip

    See DIY tutorial over at Poppytalk

  • DIY Iron-On Advent Calendar

    DIY Iron-On Advent Calendar

    These little muslin bags are the perfect companion for the free printable numbers. Simply iron them on and you’ve got an instant advent countdown!

    See DIY tutorial over at Oh Happy Day

  • DIY Activity Advent Calendar

    DIY Activity Advent Calendar

    I love this simple advent on a string that my friend put together last year. Inside each little envelope is a fun holiday activity to do as a family. I love this as an alternative to toys and sweets!

    See DIY tutorial over at Life at 1521

  • DIY Christmas Forest Advent Calendar

    DIY Christmas Forest Advent Calendar

    This Christmas forest advent calendar is just the cutest, and I love that it’s made with items you most likely already have at home — plus, it’s got a free printable download! Doesn’t get easier than that.

    See DIY tutorial over at A Lovely Lark

  • DIY Punch Board Advent Calendar

    DIY Punch Board Advent Calendar

    This advent calendar by Disney Baby’s very own Melanie Blodgett wins for most fun for kiddos. Every day they get to punch out one of the circles to reveal a surprise. So fun!

    See DIY tutorial over at You Are My Fave blog

  • DIY Printable Advent Calendar Cards

    DIY Printable Advent Calendar Cards

    These printable advent calendar cards are great. On the back of each is a fun activity for that day, and I love the idea of hanging them in a festive arrangement like a tree. So clever.

    See DIY tutorial over at Ellie Fun Day blog

 

 

 

 

 

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