Advent calendars aren’t just for kids. Last year I got my first ever advent calendar from a friend and it was so exciting to open each day in the run up to Christmas. So I’ve got some fab DIY advent calendars for adults which will definitely bring a smile to anyones face.
Some of these DIY advent calendars are more suited for little gifts while others are best for notes or activities. But you can get creative with any of them and fill them as you wish. I think activity advent calendars are fabulous for making memories. But sometimes it isn’t possible to do daily activities so you could do a mix of gifts and activities. Alternatively, the last advent calendar on this list has the most thoughtful filler idea so don’t miss that one.
However you choose to foll these DIY advent calendars for adults, just receiving one will be the best thing for any adult especially if they’ve never had one before.
5 DIY advent calendars for adults
This DIY planted tree advent calendar is simple and stylish. It’s perfect for placing a note with fun and thoughtful activities in each pot. But if you did want to place small gifts, you can get slightly bigger pots and do that too.
This easy monochrome advent calendar for adults is so simple to make. It’s perfect if you want to give someone a bunch of gifts instead of activities. There is no tutorial for this but it’s pretty self explanatory. And if you don’t have a stand, you could tape the gifts to the wall or use a foraged branch.
This star advent calendar comes with a free template so it couldn’t be easier to put together. It’s ideal for including a note or an activity – gifts won’t fit in this one. Once filled, you can hang it up in lots of different ways – I love the idea hanging these on your Xmas tree. Advent calendar + tree ornaments done!
This DIY envelope advent calendar is simple, minimal, striking! There’s a free printable for the envelopes but if time is short, buy a bunch of black and white envelopes and some large number stickers and you’ll have this ready in in 30 minutes. As they’re envelopes you can place little gifts or notes or a mix in there.
This DIY advent calendar for adults is so pretty but it’s the filling that I love the most. It’s such a thoughtful advent calendar idea – you’ll have to head on over to find out what it is. These bottles are tiny so this isn’t one for physical gifts but once you see the filler idea, I don’t think you’ll want to fill anything with physical gifts!
P.S. Want an advent calendar for kids but don’t have time to DIY? Here’s a super cute printable advent calendar which is so fun for kids.