Monday, November 18, 2013

20 DIY Advent Calendars to Make

The one tradition I was the most excited about starting when we finally had our son was some kind of Christmas countdown. I wanted to have a way to celebrate a little every day as we worked our way toward Christmas on December 25th. Whether you are new to the advent calendar tradition or just looking to mix things up, here are 20 great advent countdown ideas you are sure to love!

(40 day Orthodox version available as well!)
from Sweet C's Designs

from Creative Green Living

from Bombshell Bling

from Club Chica Circle

Upcycled Framed Advent Calendar
from The Scrap Shoppe

Activity Based Advent Calendar
from Laura's Crafty Life

Christmas Countdown Chalkboard Tutorial
from Creative Green Living

DIY Magnetic Advent Calendar
from Artsy Fartsy Mama

Simple Recycled Christmas Advent Bucket
from The Country Chic Cottage

CD Tower Advent Calendar
from DIY Inspired

Screen Printed Advent Calendar
(it's easier than it sounds!)
from Happiness is Homemade

Cloth Advent Calendar
from Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom

Random Acts of Kindness Advent Tree
from The Space Between

Christmas Countdown Board
from The Girl Creative

Snowflake Doorway Advent Calendar
from House of Joyful Noise

Paper Sack and Clothespin Advent Calendar
from Simply Kierste

Christmas Countdown Activity Envelope
from A Girl and a Glue Gun

Activity-Based Calendar (with list of eco-friendly activities)
from Healthful Mama

Mitten and Washi Tape Calendar
from Just Us Four

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