Top Ten DIY Colorful Advent Calendars

by Jessica Amey

I love crafting at Christmas, there are so many reasons to make things and when the weather is horrible staying indoors and creating is a great way to pass the time.

Making your own advent calendars is a really lovely idea and it means you can avoid chocolate if you wish but still make the countdown to Christmas Day exciting for the kids.



1 – This brilliantly bright advent calendar is by Love From Ginger and she provides you with a free printable to make one yourself.

2 – You can find this one over at The Sweet Escape, I love the way it uses a stick, I’m a huge fan of stick crafts.

3 – This is a really different idea for an advent calendar and I love the colours. It also comes with a printable which you can find here: Mr Printables.

4 – I love the way this one uses tins, we get through a lot in our house and I like to recycle them if I can. You can find it over at House to Home.

5 – This is just so pretty and I love the colours and the way they’ve been created using natural products mixed with water. You can find it at GRIOTTES.

6 – This is actually one I made using old toilet rolls, it’s over on my other blog: Along Came Cherry.

7. I like the way this one uses matchboxes, they are perfect for hiding tiny little presents or a little note. You can find it here: 101 Woonideeen.

8. I’ve got a sewing machine this year and am looking to make a fabric advent calendar which is why I love this one. You can find it here: Love My Dress.

9. This one looks really simple to make, we all have a hanger lying around. You can find it here: By Fryd.

10 – I love the way you could make this look different depending on what kind of paper you used, it can be found over at A Beautiful Mess.

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