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Count It Down: 15 Crafty Advent Calendars

15 crafty DIY Advent calendars from Babble.com

With Christmas just a few short weeks away, the online world has gone a bit Advent calendar crazy. I, for one, could not be more excited. As a kid, dusting off our Advent calendar every year was a huge deal in my family. Deciding which one of us got to open that morning’s little box was an equally big deal. Maybe that’s why I still love Advent calendars even now and the incredible DIY ideas that are popping up are nothing short of completely inspired. Ready to start your official Christmas countdown? Here are 15 crafty DIY Advent calendars to get you started!

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  • Mini Tree Advent Calendar 1 of 15
    Mini Tree Advent Calendar
    Create a pretty little forest of mini trees with this calendar featuring pretty little boxes and pint-sized bottle brush trees.
    Get the how-to from Oh Happy Day.
  • Modern Tree Advent Calendar 2 of 15
    Modern Tree Advent Calendar
    A chic, Scandinavian vibe makes for a modern Advent calendar using string shaped into a tree.
    Get the how-to from Weekday Carnival.
  • Paper Bag Advent Calendar 3 of 15
    Paper Bag Advent Calendar
    Keep it simple but no-less sweet with this calendar using numbered paper bags clipped to string.
    Get the how-to from Allison Waken.
  • Clothespin Advent Calendar 4 of 15
    Clothespin Advent Calendar
    Clothespins and washi tape put a cool, modern twist on the classic Advent calendar.
    Get the how-to from Stylizimo.
  • Bulletin Board Advent Calendar 5 of 15
    Bulletin Board Advent Calendar
    I love the inspiration board vibe of this calendar, using pretty sprigs of Christmas trimmings and ribbons.
    Get the how-to from The Marion Housebook.
  • Fabric Tree Advent Calendar 6 of 15
    Fabric Tree Advent Calendar
    Turn a giant over-sized piece of fabric (scored at Ikea) to create this focal point calendar.
    Get the how-to from Oh Happy Day.
  • Mini Jar Advent Calendar 7 of 15
    Mini Jar Advent Calendar
    A mini jar Advent calendar is super sweet and fun for kids, too!
    Get the how-to from Poppytalk.
  • Chalkboard Advent Calendar 8 of 15
    Chalkboard Advent Calendar
    I love the current chalkboard trend and this calendar is a hit with little boxes coated in chalkboard paint and then numbered.
    Get the how-to from Oh Happy Day.
  • Colorful Box Advent Calendar 9 of 15
    Colorful Box Advent Calendar
    Go colorful, merry and bright with this Advent calendar featuring mismatched boxes painted in funky colors.
    Get the how-to from You Are My Fave.
  • Printable Advent Calendar 10 of 15
    Printable Advent Calendar
    Using this cool printable calendar, simply print and attach each number to a 3x3 box for a month of Advent fun!
    Get the how-to from Oh Happy Day.
  • Wooden Tree Advent Calendar 11 of 15
    Wooden Tree Advent Calendar
    Feeling a bit handy? I love this Advent calendar tree made from salvaged wood.
    Get the how-to from A Beautiful Mess.
  • Iron-On Advent Calendar 12 of 15
    Iron-On Advent Calendar
    Use this printable iron-on calendar design and little muslin bags to create a fun and fresh Advent calendar.
    Get the how-to from Oh Happy Day.
  • Colorful Tin Advent Calendar 13 of 15
    Colorful Tin Advent Calendar
    Deck out the front of your fridge with these little tins that are numbered and attached to little squares of magnetic stripping.
    Get the how-to from Twig & Thistle.
  • Paper Mountain Advent Calendar 14 of 15
    Paper Mountain Advent Calendar
    Channel your favorite holiday cartoon by creating this adorable paper mountain inspired Advent calendar, complete with little woodland creatures!
    Get the how-to from You Are My Fave.
  • Kraft Box Advent Calendar 15 of 15
    Kraft Box Advent Calendar
    Easy and sweet, kraft boxes that are simply numbered are perfect for stashing little goodies!
    Get the how-to from Shim & Sons.

Read more from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion.
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