If you’re planning to do a DIY advent calendar, you’ll need to get started now so it’ll be ready to go on December 1st. Here are 11 tutorials you can use.
1. Source: The Thud
A rustic branch and pretty packages tied up with string… this is definitely one of my favorite things.
2. Source: Pretty Little Party Shop
Turn paper cups into a stylish and fun advent calendar this year.
3. Source: Craftsy
Looking for something you can use every year? I love this felt gingerbread house advent calendar.
4. Source: My Sister’s Suitcase
No sweets or treats in this advent calendar, just an elegant design and a countdown to Christmas.
5. Source: Etsy
This Christmas bunting doubles as an advent calendar, with room to hide little treats inside a pocket in each triangle.
6. Source: Make and Do Crew
This simple, re-usable advent calendar was inspired by one from Pottery Barn. The DIY version here is gorgeous, and much more affordable.
7. Source: Imagine our Life
Another fun felt gingerbread house advent calendar! This one has miniature felt ornaments to decorate a felt Christmas tree.
8. Source: A Beautiful Mess
Small golden star shaped boxes are strung together to make this garland advent calendar.
9. Source: Ravelry
Skilled with a crochet hook? make this Santa pillow advent calendar.
10. Source: Add a Pinch
I love this idea (and free printables!) for an activity based advent calendar.
11. Source: The Mad House
And how wonderful is this idea? A reverse advent calendar, in which you collect items to give away to those who need help.