Keep your kids excited about the Christmas season with a calendar filled with sweet surprises and goodies for every day in December! Here are fun projects for creating the perfect advent calendar that you can fill with your own treats and gifts.


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Paper Cup Advent

Make this cute and very easy paper cup calendar with your kids. Each cup hides a little surprise. Get instructions from Pretty Little Party Shop.


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DIY Christmas Advent Calendar Treat Bags

Whipping up these cute treat bag, big enough to fill with a couple of sweets. Get instructions from Fox + Star.


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Balloon Advent Calendar

Make a colourful balloon Advent calendar filled with vouchers and love quotes. Talking about merry and bright, right? Get instructions from Look What I Made.


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Take-Out Box DIY Advent Calendar

You can fill the boxes with candy, small gifts, or hide messages with fun family activities on them. Then stack ’em up however you please and get ready for December 1st to roll around! Get instructions from Studio DIY.


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Muffin Tin Advent Calendar

With its 24 openings, a mini-muffin pan makes a perfect base for a treat-filled advent calendar. Because the numbered coverings are held on by magnets, you'll be able to bake with the pan again after Christmas! Get instructions from Her View From Home.


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Hanging Advent Calendar

Put your paper rolls to good use in this Hanging Advent Calendar. Get instructions from DIY Enthusiasts.


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DIY Advent Calendar with Free Printable

If you’d like to whip up something quick, this easy DIY advent calendar is as simple as can be — just print the free pattern, then trim, roll and staple. Get instructions from Design Mom.


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Activity Advent Calendar

Introduce children to the less commercial side of Christmas through hands-on making. This calendar is filled with holiday activities, written on pieces of paper! Get instructions from Tinker Lab.


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DIY Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar

This DIY Christmas bulb advent calendar is both functional and decorative! It’s perfect for hanging up around the house as a colorful decoration while holding treats to open each day. Get instructions from The House That Lars Built.


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Advent Calendar Iron On

If you love these sweet little bags as much as we do, you’re in luck — the free printables for the numbers are only a click away! Get instructions from Oh Happy Day.


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Advent Calendar with Jokes for Every Day

This handy free printable has 24 jokes for kids and an ornament for each day of December leading up to Christmas. Get instructions from Modern Parents Messy Kids.


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Advent Jar

A neat (and thrifty!) idea for creating an advent jar for your family during the Holidays. Instead of candy, each box contains a note describing a family adventure — play a board game together, make popcorn, watch a Christmas movie, decorate a gingerbread house, and much more! Get instructions from Just A Girl.


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Advent Trees

We can’t get enough of this clever Christmas advent calendar! Easy and beautiful. Get instructions from Eighteen 25.


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Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Take recycling to another level and turn rolls of paper into a beautiful Tree advent calendar. Get instructions from DIY Enthusiasts.


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Santa Advent Favour Boxes

These adorable Santa Advent favour boxes are printable so all you have to do is print and cut for each day of the month. Get instructions from Hello Wonderful.


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Gingerbread Advent Calendar

If you have the time and patience, make an edible advent calendar by baking and decorating gingerbread cookies! Get instructions from Butcher Baker Baby.


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Paper Tube Advent Calendar

All you need are a bunch of toilet paper rolls and the printable Santa templates to make this cute advent calendar. Get instructions from Pysselbolaget.


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Recycled Tin Advent Calendar

Hoping to make an upcycled advent calendar out of materials found around your house? Consider whipping up this quick and easy recycled tin can advent calendar. Get instructions from Skip to My Lou.


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Christmas Book Countdown

Wrap up 24 books (new or old) and unwrap one to read each night. Get instructions from As Simple As That.

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