33 Clever And Adorable DIY Advent Calendars

Out of all possible Christmas decorations, Advent calendars definitely packs the most cuteness potential. Especially if you are a lover of tiny things.

1. The Paper Bag Advent Calendar

Paper bags, stencils and some pretty tape is all that you need.

Here’s one that uses string and clothespins.

2. The Recycled Cardboard Box Calendar

3. The Jewelry Gift Box Calendar

5. The Advent Calendar of Clues

Each sheet of paper holds a clue as to where the present is hidden in the house.

6. The Tiny Village Advent Calendar

This calendar is actually a free printable from MrPrintables.

7. The Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Get the directions and template here.

8. The Chalkboard Paper Advent Calendar

Full directions here.

9. The Simple Triangle Advent Calendar

10. The Geometric Box Calendar

Get the instructions and printable here.

11. Advent in a Jar

Get the directions and download the template here.

12. The Magnetic Tin Advent Calendar

You can put tiny gifts in the tins, and reuse them as spice jars after the holidays.

13. An Advent Calendar Bunting

14. A Cute Critter Advent Display

15. The Clothes Hanger Advent Calendar

16. The Framed Advent Calendar

17. Advent Calendar, Stuffed in a Suitcase

18. Repurposed Crate and Ornament Advent Calendar

Get the directions here.

19. Hanging Advent Calendar with Bunting

20. The Potted Plant Advent Calendar

This one is from Pottery Barn, but you could easily make one yourself.

21. Easy Fabric Advent Calendar

The fabric is cut with pinking shears so that the project requires less sewing.

22. The Stacked-Can Calendar

23. The Watercolor Advent Calendar

24. The Toilet Paper–Roll House Calendar

Get the directions here.

25. Calendar Using Jars Dipped in Paint

Invent your own color scheme!

26. The Tiny Tree Calendar

27. Animal Motif Calendar

These animals were photocopied out of this book.

28. The Chalkboard Advent Calendar

29. The Tiny Matchbox Calendar

Get the directions here.

30. The Wine Bottle Advent Calendar

These bottles were actually originally used as table numbers at a wedding.

31. The Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

32. The Fancy Clothespin Advent Calendar

Use washi tape and stamps for a super-easy DIY project.

33. The Library Pocket Calendar

Get the directions here.

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