25 Unique & Easy Advent Calendars to DIY This Year

November 30, 2015

Unique DIY advent calendar ideas for this Christmas!

I remember growing up as a kid loving advent calendars. We always had the cardboard kind from the grocery store, they had low quality chocolate hidden behind little doors, and we always bought two, because my sister and I couldn’t possibly share!

I want to continue the tradition, but want to make something that can’t be found at the grocery store. So I’ve turned to some of my favorite blogs (and of course pinterest) to round up some lovely DIY advent calendar ideas to inspire all of us this Christmas!

I am loving the unexpected uses of everyday things – how cute is the walnut idea?! Have fun, and I hope you become inspired!


25 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas

 The Marion House Book
The Marion House Book
 Oh Happy Day
Oh Happy Day
 Julie Blanner
Julie Blanner
 Most Lovely Things
Most Lovely Things
 Shim & Sons
Shim & Sons
 La Petite Cuisine
La Petite Cuisine
 Mokkasin
Mokkasin

I used muslin baggies to create a vintage inspired DIY advent calendar. My vintage sifters were the perfect thing to me to attach little baggies to. Each bag is filled with candies, activities, or a bible verse. You can download the free daily labels and bag inserts, visit this DIY Advent Calendar idea!

 Most Lovely Things
Most Lovely Things
 Deas Og Mia
Deas Og Mia

Make & Do. Crew made a Pottery Barn knock-off DIY advent calendar with the little buckets attached to a black board. I couldn’t love this idea more! Isn’t it darling?

 Lapin Blu
Lapin Blu
 Make & Do Crew
Make & Do Crew
 House of Jade Interiors
House of Jade Interiors
 via the hunter on tumblr
via the hunter on tumblr
 The Painted Hive
The Painted Hive
 A Merry Mishap
A Merry Mishap
 Fröken Knopp
Fröken Knopp
 Sweet Paul Mag
Sweet Paul Mag
 Dreamy Whites
Dreamy Whites
 Let's Mingle
Let’s Mingle
 Paper Mash Blog
Paper Mash Blog
 Oh Happy Day
Oh Happy Day
 Craftberry Bush
Craftberry Bush
 Shabby Chic
Shabby Chic

Craftberry Bush’s darling little DIY advent calendar is too cute for words, but I wouldn’t expect anything less from Lucy! And below, Ella-Claire’s DIY advent calendar on the wooden ladder is one of my favorite Christmas ideas of all time!

 Ella Claire Inspired
Ella Claire Inspired
 Found on Camille Styles
Found on Camille Styles

Do you have any advent calendar traditions? Let me know in the comments below!


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    • Haha Kylie, is it wrong to still love those cardboard chocolates!? If so, I don’t want to be right! I love all of these DIY’s it was hard to choose just one! Thanks for your comment and love!