18 Unique Ideas & Tutorials for DIY Advent Calendars

One of my favorite Christmas traditions since I was a little girl is our advent calendar. Now I have several different ones: one my mom made for me, one I made, and of course – one filled with chocolate! (ok, I may have 2 filled with chocolate….)

Here are a bunch of great ideas if you are looking to make your own advent calendar, there are some great ideas out there! Be sure to check out our Advent Calendar Pinterest Gallery for even more ideas.



Christmas Ball Advent Calendar

Muslin Bag Advent Calendar

Paper Bag Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar Wall Hanging

DIY Advent Calendar (with round tins)

Paper Tree Advent Calendar

Tubular Advent Calendar

Tall Tree Advent Calendar

Pallet Advent Calendar

Message in an Ornament Advent Calendar

Newspaper Cones Advent Calendar

Rustic Advent Calendar

Chalkboard Advent Calendar

Burlap Pocket Advent Calendar

Igloo Village Advent Calendar

Activities Advent Calendar 

Baby Sock Advent Calendar

Stocking Advent Calendar


About Jessica Acs

Originally from Victoria BC, Canada, I'm now living in Chicago IL. I mostly just make mini albums now, and I’m the author of Memory Makers Book: “Outstanding Mini Albums”, 2009. I am a Certified Ranger Educator and I previously taught classes in Vancouver BC, as well as at Scrapbooking Conventions around the USA. I'm also an Exotic Animal Trainer/ Wildlife Educator and with my husband we do educational live animal shows for schools, parties and events. We literally have a small zoo at our home, with over 70 different animals. To add even more excitement to our lives, we recently became new parents when we welcomed our baby girl, Ava, in July 2012. As well as here at Homeketeers, I can be found over on my other 2 sites: www.jessicaacs.com and www.outstandingminialbums.com

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