14 DIY Advent Calendars {Countdown to Christmas}


Here are 14 ways to countdown to Christmas!   We are continuing the Christmas celebration here on Tip Junkie by featuring Christmas advent calendars.  I absolutely love having the tradition of a countdown to Christmas with my family.

DIY Advent Calendars {Countdown to Christmas}

I hope these tutorials will inspire you to create a new advent or countdown to Christmas for the holidays this year.  These also make great gifts!  If you visit these crafty ladies blogs, be sure to tell them the Tip Junkie sent ya! {{hugs}}

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1.  24 Fun Ways to Countdown to Christmas {free printable} ~ There are so many fun Christmas activities, crafts, memories to make, and “joy” filled moments to enjoy together to countdown for a memorable and beautiful Christmas! I’ve put 24 into 3 different styled advent printables for ya because I’ve totally got your back. Here are THREE different advent calendars with 24 fun things to do to countdown to Christmas!

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2.  Santa Countdown Printable {Christmas Printable} ~ Here is a great Christmas countdown printable! All you have to do is download, print and display! Your kiddos will love to cross off the days until the big man in red comes!

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

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4.  Elf on the Shelf Christmas Countdown Printable {Christmas Countdown} ~ Looking for a twist on the traditional Christmas countdown or advent calendar? This post features a combination of two Christmas traditions, the elf on the shelf and a Christmas countdown. All you have to do is download and print! Your kids will love their note each day from the elf with a different activity to countdown the days until the big man in red visits! 5. Advent Ladder ~ I love this Advent.  The baker’s twine and clothes pins give it the perfect touch.  This ladder cannot only be used for an advent, but also as a card holder.  You can add hooks to the sides and hang your stockings.  How fantastic is that!

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Advent Calendar Tutorial

6.  Giant Advent Calendar {diy} ~ How fun is this giant Christmas tree advent calendar?!  It’s made from Ikea fabric and felt numbers.  Little hands will love getting prizes from the ornament pockets each day.

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7.  Barn Door Advent Count Down ~ 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. DIY advent calendar 8.  Advent Calendar ~ This lovely advent calendar uses muslin spice bags that can be filled with a treat or craft to count down to Christmas. I love that they can be re-used year after year.

DIY Advent Calendar

9.  Lunch Sack Advent Calendar ~ These brown paper packages tied with string are simple yet so pretty.  Hang them from twine from a mantle or wall.

DIY Advent Calendar

10.  House Advent Calendar ~ This fun Christmas house 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 window contains an activity to do for the day. Tree Advent Calendar 11.  Tree Advent Calendar Banner ~ This simple tree advent calendar was made with a simple triangle template, scraps of paper and painted on numbers.  You can put  notes, scriptures, or thoughts on the back of each tree to count down to Christmas Day.

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12.  Modern Advent Calendar {free printable template} ~ Check out these modern black and white advent boxes.  I love the mixture of stripes, polka dots and geometric patterns.  Download and print the entire set and fill with candy, notes or other fun small items. Christmas Count Down 13.  Simply Lovely Advent Calendar {Advent} ~ Looking for a simple advent that is both easy to make and fun to use with the kids? This is a great idea using little craft boxes to keep little treasures and activity notes. With a neutral color scheme, it’s the perfect complement to any holiday or home decor! advent calendar 14.   Simple Drawstring Bag Count Down ~ To make better use of the space The first 12 days of the countdown are stamped on the front and the remaining 13-24 days are stamped on the reverse of the bag.

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Lunch Sack Advent Calendar
Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$1 to $25
30 Minutes
-- Anyone

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