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Easy DIY Advent Calendars to Countdown to Christmas

Are you now thinking about Christmas with Halloween over? In our house the first decoration to go up is always the Advent Calendar’s – we tend to have 2. One is the fabric one that was made for us by my Mum, the other is a new version each year that I share here on Rainy Day Mum – watch out later this month for this year’s new Advent Calendar. To help you get ahead of the game I’ve put together some Fantastic DIY Advent Calendar’s for you to make

Over 30 creative ideas for making your own advent calendar to countdown to Christmas as a family. From easy DIY to handmade and sewn projects.

Ideas for DIY Advent Calendars to Countdown to Christmas

Easy Snowman Advent Calendar to Make. Fill the envelopes with candy or how about Activities to do with your kids each day counting down to Christmas
Simple Snowman Advent Calendar to Make with the KIds for Counting down to Christmas

Snowmen Advent Calendar.

Advent Calendar Boxes from A beautifully Wrapped Life

Cutesy Crafts – Nativity Advent to make a Nativity Picture at the end

Scrapbook Envelopes which is all over Pinterest and looks gorgeous

No Time for Flashcards – DIY Advent Calendar from Wipe Lids

Paper Pocket Advent Calendar in a green wicker basket ready to countdown to Christmas
DIY Paper Pocket Advent Calendar for a Quick Christmas Craft to Countdown to Christmas

These fillable Paper Pockets are ideal to use to countdown to Christmas with sweets or treats inside the kids will love opening up one each day. Find the full instructions to make your own Paper Pocket Advent Calendar this year.

J Daniel4’s Mom – Advent Muffin Tin Meal

Maya Made – Cardboard Tube Countdown

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Narrating Life – DIY Fridge Magnet Advent Calendar

Kitchen Counter Chronicles – An Advent Calendar from Far Away

Cardboard Tube Advent Calendar from Doodlecraft

DIY Paper Chain Advent Calendar from Mod Podge Rocks

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Come Together Kids – Christmas Countdown Tree

Nurturestore – A Homemade Advent Wreath

Book and Film Advent Calendar from Here Come the Girls

Christmas Advent Jar from Just a Girl

Carefully chosen Christmas Books ideal to share with toddlers and preschoolers at home or in your setting, from classic tales to popular characters.

The Iowa Farmers Wife – Advent Action Cards

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Santa Countdown Calendar from Paper Creations by Kristin

Over 30 creative ideas for making your own advent calendar to countdown to Christmas as a family. From easy DIY to handmade and sewn projects.
Sock Advent Calendar via Shutterstock

Oopsey Daisy – Books and Crafts Advent Countdown

The Crafty Crow – Books and Activity Advent

Christmas Bucket from Workman Family

Reindeer Cup Advent Calendar from Balancing Home with Megan Bray

Bon Bon Advent Wreath from Oh Happy Day

Pottery Barn Knock Off DIY Advent Calendar from Make and Do Crew

More Ways to Countdown to Christmas with Kids

Fun and simple Elf on the Shelf Ideas for families including a printable pack for helping you get started with this tradition plus top tips on what to do!
Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Families

How about Elf on the Shelf. We have some fun Elf of the Shelf Ideas Kids Love that are really easy for you to do as well.

Over 30 creative ideas for making your own advent calendar to countdown to Christmas as a family. From easy DIY to handmade and sewn projects.
Cute and Easy Advent Calendars to Make


  1. The Peg Advent Calender is a fantastic idea. I can see it being used long after the season is over.

  2. Thank you so much for all of these great ideas! It will be hard to choose just one πŸ™‚ Looking forward to all of your Christmas Countdown posts.

  3. I LOVE this!!! And THANK you so much for including our Advent Action Cards! Can’t wait to see what others are doing! Loved this list!

  4. Love this and will be coming back for more – the one thing (I hope)I had forgotten from my Christmas check-list was the blinking advent calendar. No excuse now for not coming up with something fabulous πŸ™‚

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