Advent Calendars make wonderful ways to count down to Christmas. Plus, they offer lots of teachable moments about Jesus, the reason for the season. You are sure to find an advent calendar that your family will love among these 20 Terrific DIY Advent Calendars.
Advent Calendars Of Multi Materials
Big Box Advent Calendar-This calendar from Mod Podge Rocks reminds me so much of the one that my brother and I had as kids. The nativity scene, as well as pieces of a German village where hidden in the boxes. Each year, we knew that Baby Jesus would be in the last box that we opened. Boy, this takes me back in a good way!
Christ The Savior Is Born Advent Calendar-Amy at Sunlit Pages shares an advent calendar that can truly help us reflect on the reason for the season.
Christmas Advent Calendar Wall Chart–Kristine at The Painted Hive shows you how to make this lovely wall hanging advent calendar. Small envelopes for each day hold cards with sayings on them that everybody will look forward to seeing.
Crochet Stocking Advent Calendar-Love the adorable stockings on this clever advent calendar from Whistle & Ivy.
DIY Vintage Soda Crate Advent Calendar-My So Called Crafty Life is crafty indeed with this advent calendar built in a soda crate frame.
K-Cup DIY Advent Calendar-A great way to recycle K-Cups for a very meaningful craft. Teach Mama shows with great descriptions and images how to make it happen.
Magnets Over Muffin Tin Advent Calendar-A clever way, featured at Organized Christmas, to use baking ware unconventionally for holiday fun.
Pringles Can Advent Calendar-A great upcycle for those chip cans featured at Kinja.com. While at the site, learn three other things that you can do with your Pringles cans.
Ridiculously Easy DIY Advent Calendar-The name sums it up well for this creation from The Creek Line House.
Rustic Farmhouse Style Advent Calendar and Card Holder-A versatile piece that will blend well into a rustic setting from Teach Me Mommy.
Tree Advent Calendar-Stampin’ Up! suggests using small gift boxes to form the shape of a Christmas tree and hold fun goodies to discover each day.
Wood Advent Calendar-This countdown calendar to Christmas by Shanty 2 Chic is both economical and visually appealing for young and old alike.
Paper Arts Advent Calendars
Brown Paper Packages Advent Calendar-Sweet, cheerful simplicity from Craftaholics Anonymous.
Christmas Advent Paper Houses-Have your own advent village with these wonderful houses from Delia Creates.
DIY Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar–Fill these colorful Christmas light bulbs made of paper with little treats and toys or small nativity figurines. A whimsical creation by The House That Lars Built.
DIY Snowmen Advent Calendar–The lovable paper snowmen will bring squeals of delight when the kiddos see this calendar from Rainy Day Mum.
Paper Roll Advent Calendar-Mindy Pitcher shows how easy it is to use paper rolls (i.e. toilet paper rolls) to make a festive advent calendar that the whole family will enjoy.
Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar-Gina at Willowday shows you step-by-step how to make these neat Advent Christmas trees.
Advent Calendars of Action
25 Days of Service Advent Calendar-This advent calendar from Kresha at Nourshing Joy is absolutely one of my favorite because it is focused on teaching kids to reach out and do for others. Each day, the family can do a service activity together. Kresha includes a list of possible ideas that are wonderful ways to teach that giving is often better than receiving.
24 Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar-Megan from Coffee Cups and Crayons shows how kids and parents can spread kindness in their own home, to their neighbors, the community, and around the world.
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