When I was a child, my mother would fill an advent calendar house that had 24 little boxes — we open our gifts on the 24th in Germany — and my brother and I would take turns to open the little doors and gifts until Christmas.
It made waiting for the “Weihnachtsman” a little easier.
I love the advent calendar tradition, and last year we had a cute Playmobil advent calendar for Landon, but this year I wanted to make one for him.
If you are in the mood to make your own advent calendar, here are 11 super cute ones.
11 Easy DIY Advent Calendar Ideas
Advent Calendar Made With Baby Socks
So all those orphaned socks will finally come in handy! Or you could buy some new pairs at the dollar store for this adorable calendar.
DIY Shoe Organizer Advent Calendar
I already have several of these shoe organizers, so this would be easy to make. Don’t have 24 clothes pins? Get them for cheap at the dollar store.
Advent Calendar With Glass Jars
Seeing all the goodies would mean L would want to eat them all on the first day :)
Toilet Paper Rolls Advent Calendar
My recycling heart loves this one. And it doesn’t get more frugal or easy than this! But you need to finish 24 toilet paper rolls first, ha! I wouldn’t sow the bottom — I’d just use a stapler.
Advent Calendar Made Out Of Paper Tags And Ribbon
Another easy, DIY advent calendar. I have many small Christmas ornaments I could use for this one.
DIY Advent Calendar For Scrapbooking Lovers
This advent calendar certainly takes more time but makes such an impact. Maybe the kids can help you make it.
Super-Easy Advent Calendar For Your Little Book Lover
This is genius — just wrap the children’s books your child already owns and read him or her one a day! I’d sneak in a few new Christmas books for L.
Advent Calendar In A Frame
I’d use the little picture from those free address stickers we get sent in the mail for this calendar.
Clothes Pins Wreath Advent Calendar
Well, L doesn’t drink tea, but this would also work with little notes or envelopes.
Advent Calendar Made Out Of Envelopes
I’d make this with all the mismatched envelopes that have accumulated over the years.
Paper Cone Advent Calendar
I could repurpose the extra birthday hats I have for this.
I really love the book advent calendar because it’s so easy, plus I read L a book every night.
Which one of these DIY advent calendar ideas do you like best?