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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    1. 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!