30 DIY Christmas Advent Calendars

I’ve never done an advent calendar or Christmas countdown, what kind of mother am I?! I finally made one and love it!  My kids will now know when Christmas is for themselves and will have fun taking turns moving the magnet!  We thought it’d be fun to gather all the 2012 advents we’ve seen in blogland so far and since it’s December 1st, what a great day to start your own family tradition!  We hope these 30 DIY Christmas Advent Calendars get you inspired to make your own!

30 advent calendar ideas! Lots of fun and easy Christmas countdown ideas!

Countdown Magnet Calendar |Lolly Jane

Hanging Advent + Printables |52 Mantels

Felt Banner Advent |The Crafted Sparrow

Wire Framed Advent + Printable |Petit Lapin

Paper Sack Clothespin Advent |Simply Kierste

$1 Template Advent |Next to Nicx

Mittens Advent |Just Us Four

Stocking Advent |Sweet Little Gals

Advent Tree |It’s Overflowing

Toolbox Advent |Sassy Style Redesign

toolbox advent calendar full

Recycled Baby Food Jars Advent |Craft-O-Maniac

Fabric Advent |Lea and Lars

Christmas Advent Calendar

Envelope Advent |Touch of Yellow

Clothespin Advent |Meeha Meeha

Countdown House Advent |KiKi and Company

Bag + Box Advent |The Remodeled Life

Hanging Advent |Organized Living Solutions

Clipboard Countdown |Simply This and That

Stocking Avent |Crissy’s Crafts

Countdown Blocks |Dirtstains and Paint

Paint Stick Advent |Adventures of a DIY Mom

Paper Bag Advent |Paper Providence

Wall Mounted Advent |DIY Dreamer

Interchangeable Advent |Sisters Suitcase

Jar Advent |Mess for Less

Chevron Paper Bag Advent |Echoes of Laughter

Magnetic Advent |Cheerios and Lattes

Envelope Advent |While He Was Napping

Ornament Advent |Girl Loves Glam


Paper Pocket Advent |Ali Lily

Please pin so your friends can countdown too!

30 advent calendar ideas! Lots of fun and easy Christmas countdown ideas!

No excuses! Get to craftin…23 days left till Christams, whoohoo!!  Here’s an easy Christmas countdown printable for a faster option (;

FREE printable countdown to Christmas printable by LollyJane.com

Also check out all our Christmas ideas as well as the top 25 crafty Christmas trees!

And of course we’ll hook you up with yummy Christmas goodies for all your upcoming holiday events!

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  1. The mini stocking one is amazing… if only we could knit! For something a bit different for Christmas 2014, we have created an advent calendar that embraces the giving spirit of Christmas – a printable Acts of Kindness calendar – take a look if you like! http://etsy.me/1vxzCN1

  2. Y’all are so awesome! Thanks so much for featuring my Paper Pocket Advent. I’m so sorry about my crazy miss spelling! I have it all corrected now, but wow….so embarrassing!

  3. Great advent calendars…so many great options!!! Thanks for posting them!! Now to choose…

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