Make Advent Calendars
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!
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Make an Advent Tree - Add an ornament each day to count down to Christmas
- Quick and Easy Advent Calendar | Make and Takes
Start with a simple paper Christmas tree. Want to end squabbles between siblings over who gets to put up the advent ornament each day? How about making personal advent calendars so each kid can have one? This is also a great quick project for classro
- Collaborative Project: Advent Calendar Christmas Tree Fridge Magnet | Gingerbread Snowflakes
Make a tree for the fridge and ornament magnets to decorate it. I still can't believe I am finally getting to write this post and that this fun fridge magnet Advent Calendar Christmas Tree is actually currently living on my fridge!
Preparing for Christmas
Make Advent Calendars with Compartments for Hiding Gifts or Messages
Make Advent Calendars with Compartments - You can hide gifts inside these tins, gift boxes, paper plates, shoe holders
- Homemade Christmas Advent Calendar Pattern & Project Tutorial by Beate Johns - Splitcoaststampers
Use tins with lids, decorate then hide small gifts inside. Make your own Advent calendar to help ease the anxiety of waiting for December 25. Follow the instructions for this Christmas craft project on Splitcoaststampers.
- Me & My Three: advent calendar & christmas banner
Use small dollar store gift boxes, add a number, and hang them. I'm going homemade this Christmas, from decor to gifts. I have a few friends that have been making Advent calendars so I decided to try my hand at it. One thing I knew for sure was I did
- Filth Wizardry: Christmas count down calendar for slackers
Use paper plates stapled together to hide a gift inside. We never got our act together early enough to make advent calendars for the whole month of December, even though I still have last year's and all I'd have to do is cut and glue more tissue pape
- Grinch Advent calendar
Use an over-the-door shoe organizer to create a unique Grinch Advent calendar.
- DIY Advent Calendar- $1 Template | next to nicx
next to nicx by Nicola Pravato makes letterpress bespoke stationery on a refurbished Adana hand press, stitches, knits, loves paper art, cooking and baking. All work is done in my studio in Lausanne, Switzerland. This blog is a somewhat sporadic writ
Craft Supplies for Making Advent Calendars
Making Advent Calendars with Fabric, Felt, and Yarn
Felt, Fabric, and Yarn Advent Calendars - even socks!
- How to make an Advent Calendar | Skip To My Lou
Turn felt into a darling Advent Calendar to count the days until Christmas.
- 2010 Advent Calendar – 2010 Joulukalenteri -- Acquiring taste
Make or buy 24 little stockings and hang with clothespins on a string. Phew. I've been working in this project for almost the whole November. I managed to craft it, a little at a time in my spare time. Making the Advent Calendar has become a traditio
- Nanny Pickle's Amazing Advent Calendar - picklebums.com
Sew 24 little bags and string them like garland. Made by the fabulously talented Nanny Pickle (aka my Mum), who seems to actually enjoy the insanity of sewing 24 little bags and filling them with goodies for each of my three big kids. Yes, that is 24
- Muffins and More: Quick Advent Calendar Tutorial
Use tiny socks and hang with clothespins on a line. So today was the day when my daughter was allowed to open the first door of her Advent calender. Or rather the first sock. ;-) If some of you are REALLY late with their calendar - well, here is one
- TLC Family "How to Make an Advent Calendar"
Several options and general how to on making advent calendars. Are you wondering how to make an advent calendar? Check out this article and learn all that goes into how to make an advent calendar.
- ...my crafty mess...: that secret WIP
Use scraps of fabric, ribbon, lace, and trim to make an adorable advent calendar. Okay, did everyone guess advent calendar, it was a little obvious, right?
Make Advent Calendars with Paper
Paper Advent Calendars
- Tuesday To-Do: Cone Advent Calendar Banner
Use old magazines or other paper to make advent cones. I was going through one of my mother-in-law's old magazines and saw a photo of a banner made from cones. Since I was looking for Christmas ideas a light went off, and I thought: Advent Calendar!
- craftastica: recycle bin advent calendar
Use paper from the recycle bin to make this green advent calendar. but then i was filtering through the dozens and dozens of catalogs in our stack of mail that was held during our recent month away... and i knew just what to do. i decided we'd make
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