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Make Advent Calendars

Updated on October 11, 2014

How to Make Advent Calendars for Christmas or to Countdown Any Event

Make advent calendars to count down the days till Christmas! Or make an countdown calendar to count the days till the end of school or any other major event!

Typically advent calendars start on December 1 and reveal a small gift or piece of candy or simply a picture each day until December 24.

The tutorials and links here offer numerous ways to make an advent calendar. There are so many kinds of countdown calendars, there's sure to be one you and your kids will want to make.

This photo shows cardboard rolls with gifts inside, wrapped in festive holiday paper. Numbers are added from 1 to 24. Place in a bowl or string them like garland out of reach of curious little hands!

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Lots of Advent Calendars

To make it easy to see what advent calendar to make, I've added a brief description in bold font at the beginning of each link description below.

Pick the perfect countdown calendar to make from

easy to a little more difficult!



*an Advent*

** Calendar **

**Christmas Tree!**



Make Advent Calendars with Compartments for Hiding Gifts or Messages

Craft Supplies for Making Advent Calendars

Making Advent Calendars with Fabric, Felt, and Yarn

Make Advent Calendars with Paper

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Will You Make Advent Calendars This Year?

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    • bossypants profile image

      bossypants 5 years ago from America's Dairyland

      Lots of options! This is a great one-stop shop for advent calendar ideas and supplies!

    • annieangel1 profile image

      Ann 5 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      great info here about advent calendars - thanks for sharing