DIY Round Up: 15 Christmas Advent Ideas!

November 09, 2018

This is one of my favorite posts to share (nearly) every year because it reminds me that Christmas is just around the corner. I haven't pulled out any decor yet...but it's happening soon and I can't wait!

I love sharing DIY Christmas countdowns and I always share them early so you have time to tackle them well before the holidays. I've made many over the years and these little boxes were a favorite:
DIY Christmas advent using cardboard boxes

We still have these and I just adore them! It was such a fun project -- I still remember working on these. 💗

This knock-off Christmas countdown I made a few years ago is another one I love -- it survived the move pretty well. I was surprised! Just have to decide where it will hang this year: 
Knock off Pottery Barn Christmas countdown

I'm sharing 12 more DIY options from a bunch of talented bloggers that I think you'll love! They vary from modern to rustic, playful to traditional. I love them all and hand picked them to share with you.

The link for each project is included under the photos.

This Christmas tree advent calendar is one of the cutest and most original I've seen in a long time!:

Christmas tree forest DIY advent calendar

Jaime is SO talented and always creates the greatest wood projects. This one is so simple even the youngest kiddos can move the tree: 
Wood Christmas countdown with moving tree

This one is hung on a glass door (which is so pretty), but you could easily use an old window or just a large frame!: 
Pretty Christmas advent calendar on glass

I just think this is the cutest! Made from a cookie sheet and perfect to prop up in the kitchen:
Christmas advent using cookie sheet

This one is made of scrap wood and I think it's brilliant -- if you have wood in your garage this one would be close to free!: 
DIY scrap wood Christmas count down

Repurposing Junkie

I love the use of a pretty old frame for this one, and it's a pretty easy project:
DIY advent calendar using an old frame

These little tiny houses are the CUTEST! How adorable. Kids will love opening these up for small treats or activities:
Small paper house Christmas advent calendar

This one is just festive -- you can write activities on the back of each number:
Old record Christmas round advent calendar

If you're looking for the prettiest option, this is it! I love that this uses a bulletin board -- no special DIY needed:
Pretty advent calendar on bulletin board

How CUTE. The Target dollar spot is full of cute holiday socks right now...
Christmas sock advent calendar on mantel

This is a more rustic version that I love. You could easily paint the wood to add some color: 
Tree slice Christmas advent calendar

And finally, more cute little houses! Adoyable (as my niece says). These are made out of wood: 
Tiny wood house advent calendar

So cute right?? I love the creativity and that they are all so unique. Not one would cost a ton of money either. I'm definitely getting the Christmas decorating bug...when do you start? 

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  1. Hi! I love your blog! I get so many great ideas coming here. I have a question from a couple posts back....can you share where you bought the metal art above your little table in the basement? I have seen many of these medallion type art but I can't find the one you have. Thank you!

    1. I wish I could remember! I think maybe it was Pier 1 but I've had it for at least ten years. :)

  2. So many great ideas, can't wait to try some of them - mostly because I live in Hong Kong and we don't have a lot of advent calendar choices for sale out there! ❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  3. OMG I have to try the sock one!! I was just at target and saw a ton of socks in the dollar spot. Love this post and all the cute ideas!


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