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DIY Advent Calendar

Make this simple DIY advent calendar with 24 ideas to make the most of this holiday season with your family!


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Counting down to Christmas is always fun…no matter what age you are! I am so excited to share this simple advent calendar with you.  It is made with some paper craft supplies from Hobby Lobby and this free printable. I have been wanting to make this for a couple of years now, but time can just slip away from me.  I was determined to do it this year!  Once I made it, I realized how easy it was and I should have done it sooner.  

To make your own DIY Advent Calendar, you will need:


  • mini envelopes
  • number stickers
  • tags
  • mini clothespins
  • card stock
  • ribbon
  • decorations (bells, mini ornaments, ribbon, etc. I found this season mini signs from Target’s Dollar Spot.)



  • Print out the printable ideas on card stock.  If you have your own ideas, you can just type them and print them out…or hand write them!
  • Put each idea in a small envelope.  You can always add a treat or two as well!  I am thinking Andes Candies might be a sweet addition!
  • Put the numbers on each tag.  I used a combination of brown paper tags, as well as the silver and gold.
  • Add a piece of string onto each number tag and clip it on the envelope using the mini clothespins.
  • Then just clip your envelopes onto a piece of ribbon and enjoy!


You can make your DIY advent calendar on anything you can hang your ribbon on!  You can use a mini tabletop Christmas tree like I did, or maybe a mantle, a window frame or a mirror.  Where would you put your DIY advent calendar?




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