I love making an advent calendar each year for you and most importantly for my daughter Anya. The highlight of her Christmas is the advent calendar. This year I’m a little late but my calendar will be revealed early next week – look out for it as each year it’s the most popular feature on my blog. And this year’s one is my favourite yet! In the meantime, I have 7 awesome DIY advent calendar ideas to inspire you and get you thinking about Christmas.
If you’re not the crafty type, don’t worry. There are ideas in my picks to suit the craftiest as well as those who prefer a quick idea that looks great with minimal effort. All these DIY advent calendar ideas are beautiful and creative. I just wish I had time to make them all.
I have come across a few hanging advent calendars but this was my favourite. I love the addition of the pine branch as the hanger. You can find the tutorial here.
Make this cute santa and the elves advent calendar with your kids or surprise them with one.
How pretty is this paint dipped bottles advent calendar? The paint is perfect for hiding the gift so you don’t even have to wrap.
This mini tree advent calendar is such a simple idea but then simple ideas are the best right?
This cluster of geometric shapes is not only a great idea for an advent calendar but also a lovely Christmas decoration to keep for the entire holidays.
A forest of origami Christmas trees – another simple idea that makes a super fun DIY advent calendar.
This paper houses advent calendar is probably more time consuming to make but will be so worth it in the end. I love the addition of twinkly lights to add a big of extra magic.
Which of these DIY advent calendar ideas do you like best? Do you make a yearly advent calendar? If you’ve made yours, please come along to our DIY community (where we chat, share, inspire and help each other with all things DIY and crafts) and show us yours.
Don’t forget to look out for our 2016 advent calendar next week.