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DIY Advent Calendars

Advent Calendars have come a long way. When I was a kid, they used to be a little cardboard house with numbered doors that you open. Now there are some very creative and unique ways to recreate this timeless tradition. We’re rounding up some of our favorite DIY Advent Calendars that you can create quickly and easily for this holiday season.

These adorable plastic animals with their Rudolph noses made me laugh. We bet your kids would be charmed by them too.

DIY Advent Calendar Plastic Animals
DIY Advent Calendar from A Bubbly Life

Spray paint an old frame and clothes pin little envelopes to ribbon strung across. These little cards contain fun activities for the little ones to do each day. How fun!

DIY Advent Calendar Activities
Activity Advent Calendar from Giggles Galore

Painting petite boxes with chalkboard paint transforms this little tinsel tree into a fun holiday decoration.

Chalkboard Boxes DIY Advent CalendarChalkboard Advent Calendar from Oh Happy Day

Download these darling box templates to create an advent calendar garland.

Printable Advent Boxes by Crafty Ferret

I love this idea of having an ornament in each numbered bag to add to the tree each day.

Ornament Advent Bags from House and Home

Do you have an advent calendar tradition in your home?