December is just a few days away, which means the countdown for Christmas has begun. Christmas is by far our most favorite time of the year but the real magic is in the anticipation. Baking cookies, drinking mulled wine, or listening to Christmas carols are definitely fuelling the festive excitement. And what better way to count down to Christmas than using an advent calendar? If you’re a DIY aficionado, we have the countdown to 25 December covered. Check out these creative advent calendar ideas and pick your favorite one to countdown to Christmas with your family.
Easy DIY advent calendar ideas for kids
Advent calendars are a fun way to get in the spirit of the holidays, especially if there are young children in the family. Beginning on December 1st, kids open one box or door on their calendar, every day, for 24 days. With the help of an advent calendar, every day leading up to Christmas is like a little mini Christmas. We did a quick search to draw up some inspiration and we’ve found DIY advent calendars from various blogs that are worth checking out this year. Sometimes simple ideas are the best!
Mix’n’match boxes advent calendar
A beautiful and simple idea for an easy DIY advent calendar is to use boxes wrapped with pretty paper, numbered with the individual days, and pinned to a board. You can use any type of boxes for this project – fill them with little presents like kinder eggs, hand written messages , Lego mini men, chocolate coins or even lottery tickets.[source][source][source]
Advent calendar in a jar
With just a few supplies, this standard kitchen item is easily transformed into a beautiful advent calendar. It is so easy – you’ll put it together in just minutes – and so rewarding to do with your family. Chocolate has long been recognized as the calendar filling of choice, but the only limit of your creativity is the size of the jars.[source][source][source]
Creative DIY advent calendar ideas
For us, DIY projects feel better than store bought-ones. Building something with your hands is always a satisfying feeling. So, if you want to make the run-up to Christmas extra special, what better way to do it than using a DIY advent calendar? Some of them are easy, some of them require a little more effort, but all of them are beautiful. Pick your favorite one and get the magic started!
DIY magnetic advent calendars
You can create an advent calendar with some simple everyday items and choose the presents to use inside. With a few supplies like magnet strips, favor boxes and decorations – bells, kraft paper, plaid fabric, etc, you can make some amazing DIY magnetic advent calendars.[source][source][source]
Paper packages advent calendars ideas
If you’re looking for something different from the standard supermarket version, another super easy and last minute advent calendar idea is to use paper packages. The perfect start to a homemade Christmas.[source][source][source]
Tin can advent calendar ideas
Use recycled cans to create a one-of-a-kind advent Calendar with plenty of room to fit sweets and treats. Fill each date with a toy, candy, or an idea for family fun. If you’re looking for some creative DIY ideas to countdown the Christmas season, you’ll love these![source][source][source]