DIY Advent Calendar Projects – Easy!

Advent calendars have long been used to mark down the time until Christmas day, but have you ever thought of making one yourself? Many are great holiday decorations for a small home because they hang on the wall, or take very little floor space. And let’s face it, they’re fun! (And not just for the kids!) Here are our best picks for DIY advent calendars for the holiday season… and even if you start a little late (I ALWAYS DO!), so what…just pick up where you should be and enjoy the rest of the month, or create a shorter advent calendar, maybe the twelve days of Christmas countdown? Have a blast making these, and please share in the comments which were your fav!

Ornament advent calendar



Our featured advent project comes from Andrew and Amanda and you can find their ornament advent tutorial here!

This next tutorial from Creek Line House has a really simple advent project with paper bags, a scrap piece of wood and the potential for some really neat treats tucked inside!

DIY Advent calendar


A Bubbly Life created this fun advent that kids would just love! Here’s her tutorial for a DIY animal advent calendar.

DIY Advent calendar


Design, Dining and Diapers has a great project that I love! It’s a lighted Advent! I don’t think I would have room to do the whole month of December, but it’s made using simple baby food jars… Love this! Here’s her tutorial.



The lace and the paper is what captured my attention with this tutorial from Silly Old Suitcase…don’t be put off by the fact that the site is not in English.. they translate below each step…scroll down a bit to find this project. I think I would use an old wood hanger for this project… so vintage chic!

DIY Advent


Mari at Small for Big has an instructional video on how to create this wool felt advent calendar. She made it with her little one…looks so snowy soft, and love those pockets for little treats!

Diy advent


There you have it! Our top picks for DIY advent calendars anyone can make, and they fit in great into any small space! Got a fav yet?

Image Credits: A Bubbly Life, Andrew and Amanda, Creek Line House, Design, Dining and Diapers , Silly Old Suitcase, Small for Big


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