25 DIY Advent Calendars

Decorate your home with a beautiful advent calendar you made yourself. These unique designs range from hip and modern to wonderfully classic. Make a geometric advent calendar out of paper to mount on the wall, or sew a pocket advent calendar for a timeless piece you could use for years and years. Personally, the punch box advent calendar looks like a lot of fun. Find out the many ways people have come up with creative advent calendars to display in their homes.

Check out these 25 DIY advent calendars here …

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  • Pocket Advent Calendar 2 of 26

    Use a wood board to mount fabric pockets and paint a white triangle tree with hooks for the ornaments.
    Get the tutorial at Persia Lou

  • Mini Stocking Advent Calendar 3 of 26

    Use crepe paper to make paper stockings on a piece of twine.
    Get the tutorial at Henry Happened

  • Bundled Advent Calendar 4 of 26

    Make brown paper packages and hang them inside a frame for this modern look.
    Get the tutorial at A Lions Street

  • Activity Advent Calendar 5 of 26

    Make a modern branch advent calendar with fun activities written on the tags they open each day.
    Get the tutorial at Sugar Lander

  • Geometric Calendar 6 of 26

    Use paper to make geometric shapes for this modern look.
    Get the tutorial at Madame Citron

  • Mini Tubes Advent Calendar 7 of 26

    Make an adorable advent calendar and paint the numbers for each day. 
    Get the tutorial at Crafts Unleashed

  • Ornament Advent Calendar 8 of 26

    Fill clear ornamets with your advent surprises this year!
    Get the tutorial at Squirrelly Minds

  • Paper House Advent Calendar 9 of 26

    Use construction paper to make paper houses to create an advent calendar village. 
    Get the tutorial at Desch Danja

  • Metallic Advent Calendar 10 of 26

    Make a modern metallic penant to serve as an advent calendar.
    Get the tutorial at Design Every Day

  • Personalized Felt Pocket Advent Calendar 11 of 26

    Sew pockets onto a fabric board and embellish with holiday images.
    Get the tutorial at Make Life Lovely

  • Hanging Pyramid Advent Calendar 12 of 26

    Make these paper pyramids and hang them with ribbon or yarn.
    Get the tutorial at Cook Quilt Make and Bake

  • Clothespin Advent Calendar 13 of 26

    Hang small white gift bags with twine and clothespins anywhere in the home.
    Get the tutorial at Look What I Made

  • Lattice and Washi Tape Advent Calendar 14 of 26

    Paint wood lattice white and use it as a mount for advent calendar treat bags.
    Get the tutorial at The Proper Pin Wheel

  • Punch Box Advent Calendar 15 of 26

    Make a fun and interactive punch box advent calendar to get your prize. It's surprisingly easy to make!
    Get the tutorial at Studio DIY

  • Chalkboard Wall Advent Calendar 16 of 26

    Fill little pockets full of sweets and attach them to your chalkboard Christmas tree for your advent calendar.
    Get the tutorial at Big Detox

  • Advent Calendar Rolls 17 of 26

    Decorate toilet paper rolls to make this advent calendar and fill the rolls with gifts or candies.
    Get the tutorial at Oh Oh Blog

  • Drawstring Advent Calendar 18 of 26

    Use drawstring pouches tied onto rope to tuck away each gift.
    Get the tutorial at My So Called Crafty Life

  • Felt Pocket Advent Calendar 19 of 26

    Use easy sewing skills to create these easy felt pockets to adorn your wall this holiday season.
    Get the tutorial at Sew Delicious

  • Little Bit of Everything Advent Calendar 20 of 26

    Hang unique ornaments on a painted cork board for a wonderfully unique — and beautiful! — advent calendar.
    Get the tutorial at Everything Designish

  • Gold Stocking Advent Calendar 21 of 26

    Add some gold to your holidays with this gold advent calendar. Simple gold paint, brown paper bags, and ribbon will have you DIYing this calendar in no time!
    Get the tutorial at Canada Living

  • Baby Sock Advent Calendar 22 of 26

    Has your baby outgrown his socks? Perfect! Reuse them to create this clever advent calendar featuring socks pinned onto ribbon.
    Get the tutorial at Martha Stewart

  • Craft Paper Advent Calendar 23 of 26

    Make your own craft paper envelopes for this advent calendar that would add a gorgeous addition to your holiday mantle.
    Get the tutorial at Strange and Lovely Ride

  • Mini Block Tree Advent Calendar 24 of 26

    Get creative with blocks and make an advent calendar that will last for years and years to come.
    Get the tutorial at The Connection We Share

  • Coniferous Advent Calendar 25 of 26

    Build a cone-tree village for your advent calendar this year.
    Get the tutorial at Spoonful

  • Advent Wall Calendar 26 of 26

    This is a super unique contemporary advent calendar for the holidays that let's your creative side shine.
    Get the tutorial at Warm Hot Chocolate

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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