Countdown to Christmas with one of these DIY advent calendars. From traditional to modern designs, there are fun and grown-up calendar ideas to try this holiday season.
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Chalkboard Advent Calendar
Hang this lovely DIY chalkboard advent calendar in your home that you can customize with different activities to make, do or give.
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Tree Ornament Advent Calendar
Instead of the typical advent calendar countdown the days until Christmas by making huge, numbered ornaments that say how many days there are until Christmas with this original DIY idea.
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Star Garland Advent Calendar
Decorate 24 papier-mâché star boxes and string them together to create your own star garland advent calendar that you can hang in your home. Each of the small boxes can be filled with small prizes so that each day leading up to Christmas your child gets a new gift.
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Minimal Advent Calendar
Use mini tree stickers to decorate white paper bags for each of the days on the advent calendar. The completed bags can then be filled with a prize and hung on the wall.Continue to 5 of 17 below.
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Paper Bag Advent Calendar
For an inexpensive DIY project, use paper bags to create a beautiful advent calendar for your family to enjoy opening this holiday season.
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Paper Trees Advent Calendar
Craft simple paper trees out of rolled paper and label each with a number to help your family count down to Christmas.
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Paper Advent Village
Using a Silhouette machine cut a variety of mini houses out of paper to create an advent village to display around your home leading up to Christmas.
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Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
Paint a Christmas tree on plywood and from the painted tree hang metal clips to hang sheets of paper for each day with instructions on what to do along with a photo.Continue to 9 of 17 below.
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Chalkboard Advent Tree
Hang mini chalkboard boxes that are each numbered and filled with a toy on a small tabletop Christmas tree to craft your own advent tree.
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Hanging Advent Calendar
Bring in the smell of pine trees into your home by hanging a pine branch, and tie small packaged gifts from the branch for your child to unwrap each day until Christmas morning.
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Paper Trees Advent Countdown
Get your child excited for Christmas by having them open up a small box filled with a surprise for the 24 days before Christmas.
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Take-Out Boxes Advent Calendar
Grab a multi-pack of take-out boxes and fill each box with candy or a small toy and number each box to create a modern advent calendar this Christmas.Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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Candy Advent Calendar Wreath
Create a fun candy bonbon advent wreath using crêpe paper that will add a burst of color to your holiday decor.
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Wooden Trees Advent Calendar
This weekend craft 24 mini birch plywood trees that can be used to form an advent calendar forest to decorate your home this holiday season.
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Instagram Advent Frame
Showcase your favorite memories from the year by assembling your own Instagram advent frame so that each day leading up till Christmas you reveal a new photo. Following Christmas, you will be able to continue using the Instagram frame to easily display new photos by clipping the photos to the strings running horizontally across the frame.
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Tree Boxes Advent Calendar
Decorate your home for Christmas by learning how to make these minimal advent tree boxes out of card stock in shades of green and gold to display on your coffee table.Continue to 17 of 17 below.
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Punch Box Advent Calendar
This DIY punch box advent calendar is a fun twist on the traditional advent calendar. Each day leading up till Christmas invite your child to punch through one of the 24 circles to gain access to the small toy or candy inside that section of the box.