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28 Fantastic DIY Advent Calendars

Turn the countdown to Christmas into a fun craft with these homemade advent calendars!

By: Dana Byerwalter, Editor of
Fantastic DIY Advent Calendars

Filled with anticipation for the Christmas season? Here are 28 Fantastic DIY Advent Calendars to make in the meantime. From quick and easy to advanced, these Advent calendar ideas will fill your house with joy and cheer. Some may prefer traditional pocket calendars, but this collection also includes the most unique and thrifty holiday calendars you'll find anywhere. No matter what your style of Christmas decor is and how much money you'd like to spend, this collection of advent calendar ideas will have a project you'll want. Count down to Christmas this year with fabulous ideas for advent calendars.

Traditional Advent Calendars

Simple is sometimes the best way to go when it comes to making an Advent calendar. Decorate your home with easy and traditional Advent calendars that are absolutely timeless.

Christmas Calendars Kids Will Love

No one could be more excited to make Advent calendars than your kids. Not only will they complete the activities in the days leading up to Christmas, but they'll put together the calendars, too! Combine Advent calendar ideas with a classic gingerbread house when you make the Gingerbread Advent Calendar, or let your kids play with magnets when they make the Magnetic Advent Calendar. These ideas for Advent calendars are sure to get your kids in the Christmas spirit.

Unique Holiday Calendar Designs

These are for crafters who want their Advent calendars to be the most outstanding Christmas decoration in their home. Go crazy with your Advent calendar crafting when you create a Manzanita Advent Tree. Make your calendar shine with the Light Up Tree Advent Calendar, or put your paper folding skills to the test with the Origami Box Christmas Tree Advent Calendar. Visitors will ask you where you bought your unique Advent calendars, and you can take pride in the fact that the calendars are truly one-of-a-kind!

Advent Calendars to Make From Recyclables

There are several Advent calendars to make that show you how to reinvent your household objects. Jar crafts have never been more popular, and you can use them in your Advent calendar crafting. Find a great use for cereal boxes, match boxes, baby food jars, and more in any of these fabulous thrifty projects.

Which advent calendar was your favorite? Share with us in the comments!

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