10 Insanely Creative DIY Advent Calendars

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Celebrate the countdown to Christmas with creative Advent calendars that you can make at home.

Dec 3, 2013 | 04:04 PM

Advent calendars remind us of the excitement we felt when we were children, counting down the days until Christmas. Although Patton Oswalt’s whiskey advent calendar is obviously meant for adults, it’s still a fun and festive way to celebrate the month of December.

Whiskey Advent Calendar, $245.59


If whiskey isn’t your thing, there are many ways you can create your own Advent calendar using common household items. Take a look at some of our favorite DIY advent calendars and let the countdown to Christmas begin!

1. Mini Tree Advent Calendar from Oh Happy Day! Get the directions and template here.


3. Recycled Baby Food Jar Advent Calendar from Craft-O-Maniac. A great way for new moms (or friends of new moms) to upcycle old baby food jars. Directions here.


4. Advent in a Jar from Poppytalk. Get step-by-step directions here.


5. Felt Banner Advent Calendar from The Crafted Sparrow. Tuck small toys or goodies into each felt pocket. Get directions here


6. Toilet Paper Roll House Advent Calendar from Morning Creativity. Learn how to make it here.

7. Paper Bag Advent Calendar from Pretty Providence. Easy to make and perfect for hanging on a door. Find the directions here.


8. Ornament Advent Calendar from Girl Loves Glam. Fill your tree while counting down to Christmas. Instructions can be found here.


9. Toolbox Advent Calendar from Sassy Style. Repurpose an old toolbox with some paper and embellishments. Get the directions here.


10. Book Advent Calendar from Delia Creates. Read a Christmas book aloud to your children every day before bed. See how to do it here.

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