Top 10 DIY Advent Calendars We Absolutely Love

Beginning with the 1st of December we all start to feel the anticipation of Christmas and we start counting the days till this very special holiday. To make the wait more pleasant, we make advent calendars. Each day offers us a special treat, whether it’s an inspirational quote, a poem, a message, a token or something sweet. There are lots of ways in which you can make an advent calendar that looks special. We’ve selected the best 10 DIY projects.

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Let’s start with this one. It’s easy to make. It’s just four rows of twine with tiny bags and tiny clothespins. Each day you’ll open a paper bag and find something special inside.{found on vanilla}.

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This one is made of fabric and it has 24 pockets. In each pocket there is a message and a tiny gift such as a toy. It’s a very lovely thing you can make for your kids.{found on makexdo}.

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This advent calendar is made of cardboard and toilet paper rolls. It’s shaped like a tiny house and it has 24 round containers to be poked open one by one as the days pass.{found on morningcreativity}.

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You could also make a banner. Get some small paper bags, paper clips, tiny clothespins, some twine and washi tape. In each bags you’ll be putting a treat and you can also write a nice message to put inside.{found on sisterssuitcaseblog}.

For this project you’ll be needing a branch, lunch bags, twine, paper clips, paint and goodies. Hang the bags from the branch using twine and paper clips but first paint the numbers on each bag.{found on thirdfloordesignstudio}.

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Here’s how you can make a Pantone advent calendar in under 5 minutes. You’ll need a box of Pantone postcards, small gift boxes, tape and tiny gifts. Pick the cards you want to use and tape them to the gift boxes. Put the gifts in the boxes and display them.{found on brit}.

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For this project you need 24 envelopes, 24 little presents, a printer, a hole punch, twine or ribbon and some plain white paper. Print out tags and numbers, punch a hole in each one and hang them with twine from a branch or anything similar. Don’t forget the presents.{found on bonton}.

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Here’s how you can make a paper advent calendar in 6 easy steps. First, cut squares of gift wrap paper. Then turn the paper so one corner points downwards and make a crease. Fasten the side edge with tape or glue. Then decorate the flags, fill them with goodies and hang them.{found on rosehipcards}.

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For this simple advent calendar you need brown paper or paper bags, labels, foliage, string, clothespins and twine. Use a pen or a marker to write the numbers on each tag/ bag. Decorate the calendar with foliage.{found on site}.

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If you prefer something a little more modern and less traditional, we have the perfect project for you. To make this unusual advent calendar you need cardboard, wood chopsticks and linen cord. Print out templates and then cut the figures. You can make pyramids, cubes and a dodecahedron. Once assembled, fill them with candy and sweets. Paint the numbers on the figures and hang them.{found on hamptons}.