Homemade Advent Calendar Ideas – 10 Best Festive DIY

Today –  10 DIY Homemade Advent Calendar Ideas for you to try 

I love advent calendars and have been looking at vegan advent calendars this week for my daughter and teen advent calendars for my son. There are just so many fab ideas out there! 

 But I have to say I do like making them  one too. 

Over the next few weeks, I am going to share with you a bumper collection of DIY homemade advent calendar ideas.

I do love advent , do you and I believe that Christmas is an awesome time to get creative.

In my book Nature Craft and Play (Harper Collins, 2021) I share tons of ideas for Crafting in winter (and all year round) if you like to make your crafts form natural resources.


nature craft and play


Anyway, sorry back to a my homemade advent ideas

I have way too many for just one post and don’t want to overwhelm you. Over the last few years, I have spent stupid amounts on advent calendars often opting for Lego or Playmobil ones. This year I am looking to do something different, more meaningful and one that costs me time and energy rather than money. I want to get creative and give my children an advent to remember.


DIY Homemade Advent Calendar Ideas

Anyway, let’s take our first look at some of the best handmade advent calendar ideas around. You know it makes sense to save you money and do something home made hand made and from the heart.

We are also doing a reverse advent calendar or foodbank advent as it is often now known.



Take a look here if you are thinking what is a reverse advent calendar


What is a Reverse Advent Calender


DIY Snowman advent


10 DIY Homemade Advent Calendar Ideas


Storybook advent





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Eco-friendly advent


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Book a day advent printable



Upcycled DIY Homemade Advent Calendar Ideas

Upcycled record advent calendar


Homemade Advent Calendar IdeasA recycled advent calendar from yoghurt pots


Homemade Advent Calendar Ideas


STEM advent calendar


(all links and photos used with kind permission from the creators.)


Further reading on Homemade Advent Calendar Ideas

I hope you have enjoyed these Homemade Advent Calendar Ideas and give one or two a go. I will be back next week with more!

If you would like to see more thrifty Christmas ideas  and how to make it super special have a look at my post on simple and free ways to make memories at Christmas


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 I do hope you enjoyed this post on create your own Advent Calendar Ideas you might also like my post on how to make a DIY Christmas wreath

 I do love a creative Christmas. If you have any ideas to share with me too I would absolutely love to hear them. Oh and please do pin this so other people can enjoy it too. Many thanks 


 You mihgt also like my post on Vegan advent calendars for kids and my DIY advent calendar craft



  1. November 12, 2018 / 10:25

    Such a great article!

  2. November 14, 2018 / 11:11

    I love the Reverse Advent Calendar idea, definitely something worth trying, but you’ve put together plenty of other nice DIY ideas too. Much more special and unique than spending a fortune on the ones in shops.

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