16 Advent Calendar Ideas {Count Down}

I love advent calendar ideas! I have several advent calendar and count down crafts and my boys really enjoy the tradition of counting down to Christmas. Here are several that you can make for your own family.

Advent Calendar Ideas

Here is Nicol’s Christmas Matchbox Advent tutorial.

Cube Box Advent

The Nerd-Bucket has several fun advent options

Mini Clipboard Advent Calendar

Count Down

My Sweet Susie made this adorable matchbox Christmas advent box. The box is filled with 24 cards that give suggestions for a new activity for each day until Christmas. You give the boxes on the First of December and then you are DONE for the rest of the month.

I found this birdhouse advent calendar tutorial over on Capture the Moment.

Allsorts has several fun advent ideas. I really like this cone idea which doubles as a decor.

Bumblebird hooked us up with a tutorial on how to make this house advent calendar

Skip To My Lou made this darling birdie calendar.

24 Mini Stockings

The Domestic Goddess has this adorable mitten advent.

PoppyTalk has several fun advent calendar ideas as well.

Quilted Advent Calendar

I thought this box advent from The Painter Family was a fun.

Jane made an advent out of several sets of boxes with drawers.

Bits & Pieces has made an activity advent to do with her family.

We are that Family also has made an advent of family activities.

I hope you’ve been inspired to make one of these advents for your own family this year!

Are you looking for more Christmas inspiration? Check out my previous posts:

Several Fun Advent Calendars
Stamped Christmas Advent
Wood Christmas Tree Advent with Stories
24 Quick, Easy, Cheap Neighborhood Gift Ideas


P.S. Don’t forget to buy from women this holiday season during our Mom-preneur Shop-a-thon! Let’s support each other.


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  1. There really are some great ideas here! I really like the cone advent calendar! It looks so unique… almost European… would be fun to make!

  2. What a great blog! I love all the clever ideas on here and am glad to find one blog site that combines so many different ideas! Thankyou for putting this up!

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