12 Unique DIY Advent Calendars

Whether you’re counting down the days to Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, a wedding or a baby being born, an Advent Calendar is a fun way to help the time go by!

These 12 Unique DIY Advent Calendars are great for families looking for a fun way to count down the days until Christmas.  Opening one little gift every day was one of my favorite family traditions, and I can’t wait to use some of these ideas with my family!


12 Unique DIY Advent Calendars

Gather up some Christmas-colored baby socks for a Stocking Sock Calendar. Fill each sock with candies or small trinkets. This would also be a cute way to count down the days to a baby’s birth or gender reveal!


This Punch Board Advent Calendar is great for kids! Fill each hole with candies or little toys to help them count down the days to Christmas, a birthday, or New Year’s.


Not all advent calendars have to have gifts. This Printable Advent Chain encourages families to spend time together with different daily activities. Once you’re done with that day’s task, add it to the paper chain for a fun Christmas decoration filled with memories.


Hang paper cups filled with goodies from the ceiling with this Paper Cup Advent Calendar.


This Balloon Calendar is great for counting down the days or hours until New Year’s Eve!


I love this Rustic Advent Calendar.  This doesn’t have a tutorial, but you could easily wrap small gifts and attach them to a strong branch for the same effect.


Turn an over-the-door shoe storage container into a countdown calendar with this Woodland Inspired Advent Calendar.

Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer Advent Calendar

If you don’t have the room to display a full advent calendar, you can arrange your gifts in a bucket for a similar, adorable effect.


Mini muffin pans are just begging to be advent calendars!  This Muffin Pan Advent Calendar is great for bakers.


This book advent calendar is one of my favorites. Wrap 24 books and put them under the tree. Unwrap one a night and read it together as a family.


This Ornament Advent Calendar gives you a cute decorated tree just in time for Christmas!


If you’re a house of adults, this Pringles Advent Calendar is just the vessel to fill with mini alcohol bottles, beer bottles, or wine!


Celebrate creativity every Wednesday with a “Creativi-bee” post, where I share easy craft tutorials, project ideas, and craft collections.


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