DIY Christmas Advent Calendar Ideas

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We all know what an advent calendar can do to increase the magic of the Christmas Season! I am so excited for Christmas I can barely stand it! It’s only November 1st and it’s taking everything inside of me not to pull out my Christmas tree and jam out to Christmas tunes (you can proceed to throw rocks at me now you avid no-Christmas-until-after-Thanksgiving fans!)

I used to be a strict no-Christmas-until-after-Thanksgiving person myself ya know, (maybe because my roommate listened to Christmas music all year round) but something has changed within me since I got married. I’m beginning to think the two holidays can work together: gratitude, the birth of our Savior, traditions, and time with family.

Love it!

Anyway, amidst my Christmas dreaming, I came across some spectacular DIY advent calendars!! I’m trying to pretend I’m going to be somewhat crafty this season and my goal is to make one of these that we can begin starting December 1st! See, now aren’t you glad I’m posting this now so that you have time to actually make one of these awesome countdowns before December rolls around?? 

If you want to come back and refer to these later, go ahead and pin the picture below! DIY Christmas Advent Calendar Ideas


This one comes with a free printable and tutorial
Free Christmas Advent Calendar Printable

25 Days of Service (like singing carols to neighbors,helping out at homeless shelter, etc…)

Punch Box Calendar
DIY Punch Box Advent Calendar

Hanging Fabric Christmas Tree & Ornaments

Elf Tubes (made with toilet paper rolls)
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“Tis the Season for Christ”

Santa’s Beard Advent Calendar by Oopsey Daisy

Chain Link Advent Calendar

Hanging Christmas Stockings Countdown by Martha Stewart

Nativity Advent Calendar by The Craft Patch (Pattern & Tutorial)

Popsicle Stick Advent Activity Ideas by Mess for Less
This Easy DIY Advent Calendar is made using popsicle sticks. There are also 35 ideas for fun activities and experiences to write on the sticks.

Advent Calendar Cards Printables by Idealistic Mom
30 Holiday Activities for Your Advent Calendar

Christmas Scrapbook Paper Pocket Advent Calendar
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Story of Christmas Advent Calendar Tutorial
(I love this one! You have a small item in each box that contributes to the Nativity Story)
Christmas Advent Calendar to teach the True Story of Christmas by Tricia @ SweeterThanSweets

DIY Jewelry Box Advent by The Pretty Bee
DIY Box Advent Calendar easy and fun to make!

Envelope Advent
Carefree Countdown

Christmas Wreath Countdown
Christmas Countdown Wreath


“Open Sesame” Jar
Open Sesame

Cupcake Pan  by The Stamp Doc

Clothespin Christmas Tree
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Trimming Santa’s Beard Countdown

Names of the Savior Ornaments 
(I love this one as well! Ornament for every day leading up to Christmas that has a scripture inside)

Sewn Paper Treat Bags

Toilet Paper Roll Poppers
DIY Advent Calendars #TodaysEveryMom

Craft Paper Stockings
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Advent Calendar Ideas

Another fun Santa Beard one! DIY Santa Advent Calendar

25 Children’s Christmas Books  (Open one up every night leading up to Christmas!) 25 Books for Christmas