10 Advent Calendar Tutorials

Well Christmas is literally just around the corner, I can’t believe it!  And if you are planning on making an advent calendar this year, it’s already time to start thinking about it since they need to be displayed by December 1. :)  So I’ve compiled a list of my 10 favorite DIY advent calendars floating around the net, and hopefully you might get inspired to make one of them. :)

All of these include tutorials as well, so enjoy!

1. Dollar Store Advent Calendar from Infarrantly Creative

2. Pottery Barn Inspired Advent Calendar from Under the Table and Dreaming

3. Baby Sock Advent Calendar from Martha Stewart

4. DIY Calendar from Honey We’re Home

5. Tin Advent Calendar from Call Me Badger

6. Matchbox Advent Jar from Just a Girl

7. String of Lights Advent Calendar from Elsie Marley

8. DIY Advent Calendar Tree from Hi Sugarplum

9. Felt Pocket Advent Calendar from allsorts

10. Christmas Book Advent Calendar from Babyccino Kids

Don’t forget there is always the adorable Silhouette Advent calendar too.

Aren’t those all awesome ideas??  Which one is your favorite?  I think I should make an “advent room” so I can do them all. :)

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  1. Love these– so much cleverness out there! I think the Christmas book advent calendar has to be the most original but they’re all awesome. :)
    Thanks for sharing ~ it’ll be here before we know it!!

  2. What great ideas!!! Thanks!

  3. I love the first one! Those little buckets would hold a decent amount of chocolate ; )

  4. The baby socks one is so cute! They are all great ideas. I love those little felt pockets too.

  5. I love these! So adorable, I must get to work and create my calendar! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Lovin’ the baby socks!! The book calendar is a GREAT idea too!

  7. They’re all so very cute but my favorite is the wrapped books. We are big fans of reading in our house, plus it makes my life easier…two tasks (fun & school reading requirement) in one!

  8. I made the round-up!!! thanks sweets!!

    i love all of these…I’m already picking my brain trying to come up with a new one this year. so far I got nothing!

  9. What a great compilation!! I’ve pinned several :)

  10. LOVE the $ store inspired one. Now I have to go back and get the little pails! Thanks for the great idea!

  11. I love them all! I really love the book one because I love Christmas stories and find myself buying new ones. I don’t yet have 25, but now I have something to strive for!
    Have you seen any using glass baby food jars? I have a ton of those and am looking for something cute to do with them. Maybe paint them and put the little candies or thing to do inside. Fun!

  12. What creative ideas!! Love how different they are and that you can switch it up each year :)

  13. Such an awesome roundup- so flattered you included ours too! I’m so excited for the holidays and to do all the things on our list:)

  14. These are all so fantastic. Thanks for pulling them all together in one post! I love the baby socks and the tins best I think, but like you said, I would love to do them all.

  15. I love this compilation of advent calendars! Thank you for sharing!!

  16. Oh yea! I love unique diy Advent calendars! If I keep making them, my husband will probaby get really annoyed-haha.

  17. Hey, Emily!

    Love all these. I made an advent calendar a few years ago that I really love. I also shared specific things to put inside them that you could use with any kind of calendar:


  18. What a great collection of ideas! Love it!

  19. the sock garland is so sweet!

  20. I love these. My only problem is I want them ALL!

  21. So many cool ideas! I would love to try the baby sock one this year.

  22. I always say that I’m going to make an advent calendar, but every year I put it off. This post makes me not want to. Put it off that is. Hehe

  23. I really like the tin one

  24. These are such cute ideas! I have had the baby sock one bookmarked for so long (more than two years, I think).

  25. I love the calendar made with tiny buckets. It would work great for people with multiple kids.

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