Are you counting down the days until Christmas? Why not make it extra magical by using an advent calendar that does the countdown with you starting December 1st? Instead of running to the stores looking for the perfect advent calendar, you can get creative and make your own. It will be great as a family activity as well!
I found 18 creative advent calendar DIY projects that you should make this year! Get creative with the little knick knacks you put in the calendar using toys, DIY items, candies, and more!
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#1 Iron-On Advent Calendar
via Oh Happy Day
Got some extra iron-on transfer paper on hand? Then this advent calendar is perfect for you!
#2 Mini House Wooden Advent Calendar
via Your DIY Family
I love how minimal these mini wooden houses look! They also make great decorations for holidays.
#3 Rustic Advent Calendar
via The DIY Dreamer
Why not make a fun wooden Christmas tree with little pouches that hold a surprise for each day?
#4 Hanging Chalkboard Advent Calendar
via Jenny Batt
Having the advent calendar hanging on a tree branch just makes it so much more festive and magical!
#5 Muslin Spice Bags Advent Calendar
#6 Farmhouse Hanging Tag Advent Calendar
via Thrifty and Chic
Write an activity (watching a movies, baking cookies, create a new diy craft, etc.) down on the other side of the cards and simply flip the cards to reveal them for each day. Enjoy the activities with your friends or family each night until Christmas.
#7 Star Garland Advent Calendar
Tutorial: A Beautiful Mess
Love the look of a garland? Then this fun advent calendar is perfect for you! Hide little surprises in them and hang the garland up on the wall or a Christmas tree!
#8 Mini Tree Advent Calendar
via Oh Happy Day
#9 Wooden House Advent Calendar
via Sugar and Charm
How adorable are these snow-covered houses??
#10 Paper Bag Advent Calendar
via A Merry Mishap
It’s a great way to repurpose paper bags into a creative advent calendar!
#11 Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar
Another awesome way to repuporse what you already have at home – toilet paper rolls!
#12 Candy Box Advent Calendar
#13 Matchbox Advent Calendar
via Martha Stewart
#14 Craft Boxes Advent Calendar
via Shim & Sons
#15 Lego Advent Calendar
What a creative way to use legos to make your own calendar to countdown to Christmas?
#16 Shadow Box Advent Calendar
via Lil Blue Boo
#17 Paper Light Bulbs Advent Calendar
#18 Printable Paper City Advent Calendar
via Mr Printables
I really love the pop of colors on these printable paper houses!