Monday, November 28, 2011

DIY Advent Calendars

Growing up, Advent calendars were always one of my favorite holiday traditions. My siblings and I would take turns opening the little doors to reveal tiny hidden treasures or delectable treats. Having something to look forward to each day of December was almost better than Christmas Day itself, which could be a little anticlimactic. Also, I think I might just have an innate enthusiasm for small gifts because I would always get really excited about stocking stuffers too.

I've never made my own Advent calendar, but I've always thought it would be fun, especially if you have little ones to enjoy it. Here's a roundup of some awesome tutorials, most of which can be made in a couple of hours.

Silhouette Advent calendar by Le Papier Studio

What holiday things are you making this year?


  1. We never did an advent calendar when I was a kid, and now I kind of feel like I missed out!

    I made some Christmas art over the weekend, and I might bake some cookies tonight...

  2. These are such great ideas! I think the matchbox advent calendar is my favorite :)

    star-crossed smile

  3. I loooooved advent calendars too! These are awesome DIYs. I love the magnet one!!!