Check out all of these cute DIY Advent Calendars ideas to make your own advent Calendar to help countdown the days to Christmas! Perfect project for you and the kids! Enjoy 24 days of festive fun that will create memories that last forever!
A Cone-iferous Advent
Hide tiny treasures under each tree, such as erasers, candies, etc. Or put a coupon for a special treat like “decide dessert for dinner tonight”. For extra fun they could be hidden around the house instead of all in one spot.
Clothespin Advent Calendar
(source: Sunday in Bed.com)
Cute and easy idea for an advent calendar. You can wrap little prizes in brown paper or little gift bags to hang from each clothes pin. Clothes pins and the little gifts can all be found at the dollar store. How fun to unwrap 24 little gifts each day leading to Christmas.
A-Door-Able Advent Calendar
Write ideas for special prizes behind each door, like “pick a DVD for movie night” or “decide what to eat for dinner”. Enjoy 24 days of fun and surprises shared with your entire family.
Advent Pocket Calendar
Each pocket contains a cute activity to do with the family. Make hot chocolate, drive around and look at holiday lights, color Christmas pictures or whatever you want them to say. This is a great way to make some wonderful memories that will last forever.
DIY Advent Jar
Use little match books for a cute way to display an advent calendar. Inside each one put a little note with a special activity. Include some like watch a Christmas movie, play a board game together, make paper snowflakes and whatever else you can come up with. Have your kids help make up activities everyone will enjoy.
Here is a cute advent calendar idea for your little book lovers. Take books your kids already own and wrap one for each day. Then as they open each one you can sit down and read them together. If you are so inclined you could grab a few new Christmas books from the dollar store and include them in the mix.
This one is perfect if you have a collection of mismatched envelopes somewhere in your house. Because who would ever throw those out? :) Put a cute design on the outside and a special message on a piece of paper on the inside. Have the message describe an activity that can be done as a family. Decorate cookies or build a snowman are a couple examples.
Shoe Organizer Advent Calendar
Have an old shoe organizer? Use it to create a cute advent calendar. Each pocket can contain a little treat. Erasers, little pieces of candy, pretty much any little thing from the dollar store. Need clothes pins? You can get those cheap at the dollar store too.
Paper Doll Advent Calendar
Here is a cute one for a house with girls. In this example the paper dolls are made with paintings made by the kids. The back of the apron includes an activity to be done with the kids. For example write a letter to a family member or family friend, donate some old toys to goodwill or make a gingerbread house.
Cookie Sheet Advent Calendar
This advent calendar idea could be done a couple different ways. You can make magnets that will be taken off each day, or you can buy little treats (candy or little gifts) and put magnets on the back of them and hang them on the calendar. Either way makes for a very cute handmade advent calendar.