Babble Blogger Favorites: Top Advent Calendars!

Countdown to Christmas with a fun advent calendar! There are lots of different options out there — from candles to boxes to muslin bags! The trick is to find a calendar that fits with the style of your home and that’s easy to put together. I’ve rounded up a list of my favorite advent calendars of the year, including top picks for: modern, organic + natural, design, printables, readymade, and DIY advent calendars! Click through to find your favorite!

  • Modern | Candle Advent Calendar 1 of 15
    Modern | Candle Advent Calendar
    Light a candle each day leading up to Christmas with this beautiful grey and white advent set. And the best part is that it's so easy — just display and light!
    Get it at Terrain, $168
  • Modern | Tree Advent Calendar 2 of 15
    Modern | Tree Advent Calendar
    Make this simple and modern advent calendar out of thread, nails, and handwritten calendar dates on paper. It's a great way to count down to Christmas without all the fuss!
    Get the tutorial at Weekday Carnival
  • Modern | Silver Box Advent 3 of 15
    Modern | Silver Box Advent
    Use simple cardboard jewelry gift boxes and a vintage cake platter to create your own sleek and modern advent calendar that doubles as a centerpiece!
    Get the tutorial at Sweet Paul
  • Modern | Installation-style Advent Calendar 4 of 15
    Modern | Installation-style Advent Calendar
    Make a gallery-worthy installation out of everyday materials for your advent calendar. Simply wrap anything you want in white tissue paper, hang each piece on the wall with string and tape, and add number stickers for each calendar date!
    Get the tutorial at Annaleenas Hem
  • Design | Galvanized Buckets 5 of 15
    Design | Galvanized Buckets
    This charming wall advent calendar with galvanized buckets can be used year after year.
    Get it at Pottery Barn, $149
  • Design | Iron-on Design Bags 6 of 15
    Design | Iron-on Design Bags
    Download this free iron-on design and add it to muslin bags for a colorful and fun calendar that will last year to year. Plus, add in some festive knick-knacks, like a reindeer figure or santa beard, for an awesome holiday wall decoration!
    Get the printable at Oh Happy Day
  • Design | Advent Calendar Hanging Cones 7 of 15
    Design | Advent Calendar Hanging Cones
    Who knew you could hang an advent calendar on your Christmas tree? These printable cones double as both ornaments and a way to countdown to Christmas ... a win-win!
    Get it at Etsy, $9
  • Organic + Natural | Stamped Muslin Bags 8 of 15
    Organic + Natural | Stamped Muslin Bags
    Display these organic stylish muslin bags on a twig for an earthy look. Fill with homemade treats or little gifts to countdown to Christmas in delicious style.
    Get it at Terrain, $78
  • Organic + Natural | Paper + Twine Bags 9 of 15
    Organic + Natural | Paper + Twine Bags
    Use paper bags, clothespins, and twine to make this simple but charming advent calendar. And the best part? You can reuse the bags as lunch sacks each week!
    Get the tutorial at Kjerstis Lykke
  • Organic + Natural | Linen Bags 10 of 15
    Organic + Natural | Linen Bags
    These lovely linen bags would look gorgeous hanging in a kitchen or a farmhouse family room. Fill each bag with the lyrics to a Christmas song and host a nightly caroling session with your family!
    Get it at Etsy, $36
  • Printable | Stylish Advent Boxes 11 of 15
    Printable | Stylish Advent Boxes
    This free printable is perfect for the design-savvy decorator. Fill each box with homemade candies and chocolates for a sweet December leading up to Christmas!
    Download the free printable at Oh Happy Day
  • Printable | Folk Art Calendar 12 of 15
    Printable | Folk Art Calendar
    Print out this charming folk art calendar for an inexpensive but fun approach to the advent calendar tradition.
    Get it at Etsy, $5
  • Readymade | Advent Stockings 13 of 15
    Readymade | Advent Stockings
    Hang these advent calendar stockings and fill them with treats for each day! It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!
    Get it at Etsy, $75.88
  • DIY | Felt Calendar 14 of 15
    DIY | Felt Calendar
    Advent calendars don't have to be overly Christmas-y and scream SANTA! This homemade calendar made of colorful felt is great because it could be used all year round to store things. I spy a new craft room organizer!
    Get the tutorial at The Purl Bee Check out more DIY advent calendars here!
  • DIY | A String of Gifts 15 of 15
    DIY | A String of Gifts
    Wrap up your advent gifts in colorful wrapping paper, tie them on a string, and hang with this festive DIY advent calendar!
    Get the tutorial at Martha Stewart

Check out more advent calendars:

25 creative DIY advent calendars

5 grown-up ways to countdown to Christmas

Top photos: Oh Happy Day + Etsy.

Chelsea Fuss is a blogger and prop stylist based in Portland who blogs daily at Frolic!

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