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25 Adorable DIY Advent Calendars to Make

It’s almost time for the big Christmas countdown to begin! That means it’s time to get your family’s advent calendar together. Last week, Jordan shared 25 Awesome Advent Calendars, and now we’ve dug up 25 more amazing advent calendars, all of them DIY versions you can whip up at home in a jiff. Check ‘em out…

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  • Silk & Buttons 1 of 25
    Silk & Buttons
    A simple silk fabric and some buttons can make for a gorgeous calendar.
    Check out the tutorial on Miss Gioia.
  • Put a Bird On It 2 of 25
    Put a Bird On It
    A collection of felt birdies makes for a great way to count down the days until Christmas.
    Learn how to make them onSkip to my Lou .
  • Chinese New Year 3 of 25
    Chinese New Year
    String Chinese take out boxes along the mantle and hide Christmas treats inside.
    Check it out on Sermon on the Mount of Laundry.
  • Put A Bird On It 2 4 of 25
    Put A Bird On It 2
    And a surprise in a pear tree...
    Find out how to make it on Sew Mama Sew.
  • Envelope Tree 5 of 25
    Envelope Tree
    Make a tree out of envelopes and put a special doily on top.
    Learn how to make this calendar on Nice Package.
  • Office Supplies Made Pretty 6 of 25
    Office Supplies Made Pretty
    A quick and easy Advent Calendar that can be totally personalized with things around your house.
    Check out the tutorial on Prudent Baby.
  • Festive Felt 7 of 25
    Festive Felt
    Use felt to give your calendar an extra homemade touch.
    See the tutorial on All Sorts.
  • Polka Dots 8 of 25
    Polka Dots
    A circle felt garland calendar would look great over the mantelpiece.
    Learn how to make it on She Knits Shiznits.
  • Bookish 9 of 25
    Bookish
    Wrap fabric around a different book for each of the 24 days.
    Check it out on Jolly Mom.
  • Countdown Chain 10 of 25
    Countdown Chain
    Make a holiday chain and add slips of paper inside with fun activities to do.
    Find out how on Stitch/Craft.
  • Magnetic Advent 11 of 25
    Magnetic Advent
    Loving this magnetic board calendar.
    Learn how to make it on Brown Paper Packages.
  • Family Countdown Tree 12 of 25
    Family Countdown Tree
    A winter wonderland will come to life with this calendar tree.
    Check it out on Maya*Made.
  • Pocket Bunting 13 of 25
    Pocket Bunting
    Add pockets to your bunting to turn it into an Advent calendar.
    Check it out on La Casa nella Prateria.
  • Conifer 14 of 25
    Conifer
    Simply hang paper cones on a tree to make this beauty.
    Learn how on The Red Thread.
  • Buckets of Love 15 of 25
    Buckets of Love
    Not into fabric? Buckets are a great to use for the big Christmas countdown.
    Check out the tutorial on Infarrantly Creative.
  • White Christmas 16 of 25
    White Christmas
    Advent Calendars don't always have to be green and red. I love how simple and chic this one looks.
    Learn how to make it on re-nest.
  • Feliz Navidad 17 of 25
    Feliz Navidad
    It will definitely be a Feliz Navidad with this Pinata Advent Calendar.
    Check it out on Gingerbread Snowflakes.
  • Ribbons of Fun 18 of 25
    Ribbons of Fun
    A frame, office supplies and ribbon is basically all you need to make this beauty.
    Find out how to make it on Fiskars.
  • Green Calendar 19 of 25
    Green Calendar
    Make an Advent calendar by using recycled materials.
    Learn how on craftastica.
  • Spools of Love 20 of 25
    Spools of Love
    Anyone who sews will love this simple spool calendar.
    See how it is done onJust Something I Made.
  • Muffin Tin Countdown 21 of 25
    Muffin Tin Countdown
    A mini muffin tin is just the right size to hold those little treasures.
    Learn how to make it onDixie DIY.
  • No Sew Sweetness 22 of 25
    No Sew Sweetness
    An adorable no-sew calendar for you.
    See the tutorial on Canadian Family.
  • Tag You’re It 23 of 25
    Tag You're It
    Such an elegant looking Advent Calendar. Don't you think?.
    Find out how to make your own on Bower Power.
  • Forest Countdown 24 of 25
    Forest Countdown
    Use colored paper to cut out cone trees and scatter them about to make a winter forest. Have the kids help you decorate them.
    See the tutorial on Pink Suede Shoe.
  • Holiday Lights 25 of 25
    Holiday Lights
    Use matchboxes to create a calendar that holds special treats inside.
    Find out how and see more Advent calendar tutorials on Kids Craft Weekly.

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.

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