38 Festive and Fun Christmas Advent Calendars

By: Kathryn Abrams, Editor,

Felt Christmas Tree Advent CalendarThese 38 Festive and Fun Christmas Advent Calendars will brighten your holiday season and make you giddy with excitement for December 25th. Count down the days with a festive wooden or felt advent calendar. There are so many lovely possibilities when it comes to creating your own Christmas advent calendars. Get the whole family involved by making a kid-friendly version and excitedly mark off each day until Old St. Nick scurries down your chimney on Christmas morning. Celebrate the reason for the season with a wonderful online advent calendar.

No matter what type of advent calendar you are in the mood for, we have rounded up the best of the best. These homemade Christmas crafts will not cost a lot of money or take a lot of time to make, but they will pack a big punch. You will be amazed at how quickly you can create a treasured holiday craft project the whole family can enjoy. Your children will love opening one door each day and advent calendars are a great way to teach your little ones about the true meaning of Christmas. Rev up the excitement this holiday season by making one of these Christmas advent calendars for yourself.

38 Festive and Fun Christmas Advent Calendars

38 Festive and Fun Christmas Advent Calendars

Table of Contents

Recyled Advent Calendars

Fabric and Paper Christmas Advent Calendars

Advent Calendars for Kids

Unexpected Christmas Advent Calendar Ideas

Recycled Advent Calendars

Recycled Newspaper Advent CalendarRecycled materials make some of the best advent calendars - especially if you're in the market for a budget-friendly Christmas craft option. You can create a beautiful advent calendar using materials you already own or items you find in nature. Many of these homemade advent calendars take on a rustic feel and would work perfectly if you're trying to achieve a "country Christmas" feel.

  1. Really Rustic Wood Advent Calendar
  2. Recycled Newspaper Advent Calendar
  3. Muffin Tin Advent Calendar
  4. Cookie Sheet Advent Calendar
  5. Recycled Book Pages Advent Calendar
  6. Clothespin Advent Calendar
  7. Recycled Materials Advent Calendar
  8. Manilla Envelopes Advent Calendar
  9. Paper Bag Wall Advent Calendar
  10. Candy Cane Clothespin Advent Calendar
  11. Cereal Box Advent Calendar House

For even more wonderful Christmas crafts from recycled materials, be sure to check out our updated collection of 57 Christmas Crafts from Recycled Items. You'll find lots of great ideas for decorating your home this holiday season.


Fabric and Paper Christmas Advent Calendars


Canvas Christmas Tree Advent CalendarThere are all sorts of wonderful fabric Christmas advent calendars. Whether you're using felt or paper, you can easily create a beautiful craft project you'll use for years and years to come. Advent calendars come in all shapes and sizes and you will want to proudly display these during the days leading up to the big holiday.

  1. Felt Advent Calendar
  2. Recycled Cards Advent Calendar
  3. Felt Ornaments Advent Calendar
  4. Canvas Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
  5. Thrifty Fabric Advent Calendar
  6. Paper Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
  7. Pocket Paper Advent Calendar
  8. Felt Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
  9. Wool Felt Advent Calendar
  10. Colorful Matchbox Advent Calendar

Advent Calendars for Kids

Snowing Presents Advent CalendarAdvent calendars for kids are a great way to get your little ones involved in holiday decorating without making a big mess. Your kids will love helping you create such a meaningful craft and while you're working on your craft for kids, you can teach your children more about the true meaning of Christmas and why December is such a special month.

  1. Printable Advent Calendar and Activities
  2. Daily Surprises Toilet Roll Advent Calendar
  3. Advent Calendar Village
  4. Snowing Presents Advent Calendar
  5. Kid-Approved Homemade Advent Calendar
  6. String Art Advent Calendar
  7. Button Christmas Tree Advent Calendar


Are you looking for some homemade Christmas gift ideas? Be sure to check out our free eBook: 10 Quick and Easy Christmas Gifts to Make.


Unexpected Christmas Advent Calendar Ideas

Daily Surprises Toilet Roll Advent CalendarThere's nothing like the unexpected when it comes to Christmas advent calendars. Shake up the traditional idea of a calendar by trying one or more of these super creative projects. Friends and family members will be so impressed by your one-of-a-kind advent calendar.

  1. Origami Box Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
  2. Christmas Ornament Advent Countdown Calender
  3. Secret Doors Advent Calendar
  4. Edible Advent Calendar
  5. Manzanita Advent Tree
  6. Gingerbread Advent Calendar
  7. Holiday Magnet Board Advent Calendar
  8. Candy Countdown Christmas Calendar
  9. Matchbox Christmas Advent Calendar
  10. Hanging Candy Advent Calendar
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These advent calendars are so cute! I'm always looking for unique ways to celebrate the advent season and these definitely fit the bill. I can't wait to try one of these creative ideas.


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