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4 Awesome DIY Advent Calendars that You Can Do

How many days until Christmas? Keep track with your own project!


Advent calendars are special calendars that count and celebrate the days before Christmas. Since the actual date of the start of Advent varies, people usually start the countdown on December 1.

With only three weeks to go before December, you can start visiting shops to get your own calendar. However, it would be extra special if you can create one on your own! Your finished project can be a staple piece in your home during the holidays. Here are a few ideas that you can try:

Main photo from Blog A La Cart.

Magnetic Advent Calendar with Surprise Treats

This cool advent calendar comes with personalized messages and treats inside. The labels are printable so you can make your own design. Click here for the complete guide.

Photo from Makoodle.

Snowman Clock Calendar

Your kids will surely love counting down the days with you with a cute piece that showcases one of the season's well-loved characters. Let them move the carrot nose and see their priceless reactions as the big day approaches.

You can craft your own calendar using an illustration board, a piece of wood, and some art materials.

Photo from Etsy.

Wooden Advent Calendar Decor Holder Board

If you’re feeling crafty, Home Depot has a tutorial that can teach you how to create a piece that you can display in the living area or foyer. There's no need to buy shiny new decor for this project! Work with what you already have and recycle Christmas balls and ribbons from last year's celebration.

Photo from The Home Depot.

Baby Socks Advent Calendar

This project allows you to make use of your kids' old belongings as well as decorate your space with a cute and charming piece! Stuff each sock with treats and messages, and have your kids take down each. They will definitely appreciate the hidden treasures inside!

You can add numbers to the socks by sewing patches or using colorful markers.

Photo from Blog A La Cart.

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