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16 Awesome DIY Christmas Advent Calendars

Are Advent Calendars a part of your Christmas traditions? My kids love Advent Calendars and we like trying new ones each year. Whether it’s a simple countdown calendar or one with little treats, we love them all! Whether you’re looking to add a new tradition this year or expand on your own Advent traditions, we’ve got 16 Awesome DIY Christmas Advent Calendars to get your started!

16 Awesome DIY Christmas Advent Calendars


With 16 Advents to choose from, you’re sure to find something you love. Some are as simple as click and print, others require a bit more work, but the end result is definitely worth it!


This awesome Nativity Advent Calendar starts with free printable templates! Visit The Craft Patch to get these free patterns and tutorial.


Fill these Christmas trees with little treats and you’ve got a fun Advent Calendar for the kids! Visit Tell Love & Chocolate to grab this Christmas Tree printable template.


Seriously, how cool is this DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar!? This printable has two sides, so once a day has come and gone, simply turn around the box to hide the number! Visit Powerful Mothering to grab these printables and instructions to make your own Christmas Tree Advent.


Looking for a unique Advent Calendar? Check out this Christmas Deer Printable set! Write family activities or scavenger hunt clues on the back of each card for a fun way to count down to Christmas day! Visit Place of my Taste to grab these free printables.


Here’s a simple Treat Bag Printable Advent Calendar in red and green colors. Fill the envelopes with candy or use the activity cards for some Christmas fun! Visit Yellow Bliss Road to grab these freebies.


Share the true meaning of Christmas with this awesome Christmas Story Printable Advent! Visit Red Bird Blue to grab these printable 3×5 cards. I love the idea of putting them on a key ring for the kids to flip through!


There are so many cute advent calendars that it’s hard to choose my favorite! But this one is right up at the top! Visit Hello, Wonderful to grab these adorable, free printable Santa Advent Calendar!


I remember creating a Christmas paper chain countdown at a young age, looking forward to adding (or removing depending on how you want to do it) a new link each and every morning. Let your kids create their own paper chain advent with these free printables from Activities for Kids! Each link has it’s own bible verse printed on it – explaining the true meaning of Christmas.


Ahhh… Another favorite! With so many wonderful Advent calendars I simply don’t know which one to choose! This Winter Forest Advent is from a German blog, so use Google Translate to help with instructions. Visit RaumDinge to grab the tutorial and free printables!


Here’s another printable Advent Calendar – Little Elf Countdown Cups! Visit RaumDinge for instructions and printables (again, use Google Translate as this is a German blog).


This advent calendar is absolutely adorable! If advent calendars aren’t your thing, these printables make great Christmas decorations too! The instructions for these printables are not in english, but you can view the instructions using Google Translate here – Zu Blog and the printables can be found here – DIY Advent Calendar.


I love that this advent calendar combines counting down the days to Christmas with acts of good deeds! Send a card to a soldier, donate supplies to an animal shelter and hide a dollar in the toy section at the dollar store are some of the fun good deeds you can look forward to with this simple printable advent. Cut off or cross out each deed as you complete them to countdown the days until Christmas! Visit Craft Create Cook to grab this free printable tree.


Kids will love counting down the days to Christmas as they fill in Santa’s Beard Advent Calendar! Grab this free printable and some cotton balls to get started on this DIY Advent Calendar.


Mandy Douglass has put together a great 12 Days of Christmas gifts plan – complete with shopping list and printable tags! Visit her blog to grab these freebies.


Need help filling your Advent Calendar? Grab these printable activity cards! Visit Add a Pinch to print out 30 activity cards with fun activities  such as sending a card to a soldier and pajama day!

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