11 Best Advent Calendars to Make


Advent calendars are my favorite way to countdown to Christmas!   We are continuing the Christmas celebration here on Tip Junkie by featuring some of the best Christmas advent calendars I could find online!  I absolutely love having the tradition of a countdown to Christmas with my family.

Best Advent Calendars to Make 

Create a new Christmas tradition or do a simple activitiy for kids with these awesome holiday crafts! Use these pictured instructions to make Holiday CraftsDIY DecorFood and RecipesParty Ideas, Free Printables, and Activities for Kids perfect for the holiday season!

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Chalkboard Countdown to Christmas

1.  Chalkboard Countdown to Christmas ~ Counting down the days to Christmas? You can do it with a little bit of fun with this super easy Chalkboard Countdown.  Your child will enjoy seeing the numbers countdown to the anticipated day! 

Christmas Advent Calendar Wall Chart {free printables}

2.  Christmas Advent Calendar Wall Chart {free printables} ~ Kristine was inspired by her favorite things, “wall charts, chalkboards, typography and bakers twine” when she made this beautiful advent calendar.

DIY Advent Calendar How To

3.  DIY Advent Calendar How To ~ Ready to start the count down util Christmas? Get the whole family involved and make your own advent calendar. It’s a simple project to make using burlap and paper tags.    

Count Down Calendar

Clothes Hanger Count Down

4.  Clothes Hanger Count Down ~ This shabby chic count down calendar is so simple to make and will look gorgeous on display.  It’s made with jute string, brown and white paper bags, scraps of lace, a clothes hanger, old buttons and a few white paper tags.

Chalkboard Advent Calendar

5.  Chalkboard Advent Calendar ~ This advent calendar is a fun way to count down the days until Christmas.  Each day an ornament is hung on the tree until it’s Christmas.

Envelope Advent Calendar

6.  Envelope Advent Calendar ~ This fun Christmas envelope advent calendar is a great craft that will not only make a beautiful decoration, but an easy way to let little ones know how many more days they have to wait until Christmas morning.  Each envelope contains an activity to do for the day.

Advent Calendar

DIY Freebie Advent Calendar

7.  DIY Freebie Advent Calendar ~ These lunch sack packages tied with string are simple yet so pretty. Use the free printable to easily decorate and number the bags.  Hang them from twine from a mantle or wall.

Advent Calendar Treat Bag Kits {Christmas Printable}

8.  Count Down Calendar Treat Bag Kits {Christmas Printable} ~ Here is a great Christmas countdown printable! It’s available in red or green.  All you have to do is download, print, assemble and stuff with treats! Your kiddos will love receiving a treat every day until the big man in red comes!

DIY Paper Cup Reindeer Advent Calendar

9.  DIY Paper Cup Reindeer Advent Calendar ~ Fill the reindeer cups with surprises to share all December long.  One little reindeer cup in this garland can be emptied each day to reveal the treasure hiding inside.  You can choose to fill it with candy or small toys, or make it more personal with ideas of holiday activities or service projects that you can do together as a family.

DIY Advent Calendar

10.  Magnetic Advent Calendar ~ This tutorial comes with a free printable for the numbers and all that’s left to do is gather your supplies.

DIY Advent Tree

11.  DIY Advent Tree ~ This awesome pallet Christmas tree can double as beautiful Christmas decor.  Hang small wrapped packages to countdown the days.

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We’’re continuing our Christmas in July with more amazing pictured tutorials for homemade gifts, DIY decorating, free printables, and recipes.


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One comment

  1. Tayasomes Tayasomes

    I’ve got a felt Christmas Advent Calendar tutorial in my tip junkie craft room. Check it out! http://www.tipjunkie.com/tutorial/christmas-advent-calendar/

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