The countdown to Christmas is almost as much fun as the day itself. And the best way to countdown is with an advent calendar which adds so much to the excitement. No matter what age, it’s such fun to open each day for the 24 days before Christmas. You can always buy your advent calendars but making your own adds an extra special touch to the countdown. And besides the shop bought ones are so samey and boring!
Making an annual advent calendar has become a tradition not only in my home but also on this blog. This year I’ve done something a little different with a printable advent calendar which you can check out.
I’ve also found 9 awesome DIY advent calendar ideas for Xmas this year – there’s a mix of them but they are all easy to make and you’ll find some that can hold little gifts while others are activity advent calendars. Many of these ideas are quick and easy and can be made in a couple of hours or less.
9 DIY Advent Calendar ideas for Xmas
If you’re looking for an unusual DIY advent calendar filler, this idea is for you. The filler is lovely for adults and kids and the mini trees make a super pretty advent calendar too.
No time to make an advent calendar? This easy DIY advent calendar is for you. As you can see it will probably take you 10 minutes to make and you can fill it with little gifts, activity ideas or anything you like. There is no tutorial for this one as it doesn’t actually need one.
This ageless Christmas tree advent calendar looks super stylish but is super easy to make. It’s hiding a little box under the tree which can hold a cute little present.
Star shaped papier-mache boxes have been given a glittery, festive feel with some gold leaf and then turned in to a cute advent calendar garland. If shiny gold isn’t your thing, you can always paint the boxes in your favourite colours.
This reindeer diy Christmas advent calendar is so cute! The mini reindeer are pulling along little packages filled with daily activities. This advent calendar makes a lovely Christmas scene too and it couldn’t be easier to make.
Here’s a super sophisticated marble and wood advent calendar that will double up as stylish Christmas decorations too. You can hide a little gift or treat under the cones.
This minimal DIY wooden advent calendar can be left simply as it is or you want, you can decorate each of the houses. Each one hides a fun advent activity at the back.
How adorable is this advent idea? These advent mail packages have been wrapped with a vintage look and made to look like they’ve come from the north pole. Sweet!
This is probably the simplest idea of all where a pack of festive gift tags have become a modern DIY advent calendar. Simply write the message or activity at the back and you’ve got a cool and effortlessly chic hanging DIY advent calendar.
Which one is your favourite? And if you don’t want to make your own advent calendar from scratch, here’s a super cute printable advent calendar that you can print and make up in an afternoon.