10 DIY Homemade Advent Calendar Ideas

 10 DIY Homemade Advent Calendar Ideas

Over the next few weeks, I am going to share with you a bumper collection of DIY homemade advent calendar 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. Iw ant to get creative and give my children an advent to remember.

Anyway, let’s take our first look at some of the best handmade advent calendar ideas around.

We are also doing a reverse advent calendar.

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




Eco-friendly advent



Sibling kindness advent calender


25 days of Christmas activities advent calendar



Book a day advent printable


Upcycled record advent calendar


A recycled advent calendar from yoghurt pots



STEM advent calendar


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


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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  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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