No matter your age, you can appreciate the fun that comes with advent calendars. Advent calendars are wonderful ways to count down the days until Christmas when you’ll spend precious time with loved ones and celebrate the season.
Advent calendars allow you to open one (usually tiny) gift each day of December until the 25th. Most store-bought advent calendars include small chocolates in their boxes, offering a daily sweet treat before the holiday. Others offer things like small toys and trinkets to hold you over until the big day.
While the calendars from the store are fun, they don’t always offer the treats you really want for Christmas (we love DIY crochet animal pals). Plus, you can’t typically reuse them so you’ll have to purchase a new advent calendar each holiday season.
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Village Advent Calendar
This DIY puts a whole new spin on advent calendar. Instead of a static sheet with numbers on it, holiday treasures are hidden inside DIY numbered paper houses. Jumble up the numbers to make finding the day’s box a little more interactive and fun. Bonus: This advent calendar will look magical on your mantle.
Advent Village DIY from A Beautiful Mess
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Modern DIY Advent Calendar
Minimalists, rejoice. If we could describe this craft in three words, it would be simple, sleek and modern.
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Advent GarlandContinue to 5 of 12 below.
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Advent Calendar Boxes
Even those without a crafty bone in their body will be able to follow this tutorial to create mini advent calendar boxes. Fill them with small toys and candy to watch your kids’ faces light up each day until Christmas.
Advent Calendar Boxes DIY For Giving This Christmas from Make Life Lovely
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Hanging Stockings Advent CalendarContinue to 9 of 12 below.
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Activity Advent Calendar
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Colorful Hanging Advent Calendar
If a princess was somehow turned into an advent calendar, this is what it would look like: whimsical, colorful and sparkly. But our favorite part of this DIY is that it’s completely customizable. Easily change the color scheme to whatever fits your mood or already-established home decor.
Pink & Copper DIY Advent Calendar from Bird’s Party
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Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
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Boozy Advent Calendar DIY
Adults only, please! For your favorite human over the age of 21, make a booze-filled advent calendar to give them a little dose of alcoholic joy each day leading up to the holiday. You can use beer, wine or other spirits. And of course, you can customize this to be alcohol-free by swapping out the booze for fizzy juices or craft sodas.
DIY Beer Advent Calendar from Chasin’ Mason