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Great Ideas — 25 Advent Calendars and Ideas!

25 holiday advent calendar

Today’s December 1st. Can you believe it??

Are you looking for a FUN advent calendar idea? 

Here are 25 Advent Calendars you can make up super fast just in time to use them this year!!


Window Frame Advent Calendars @ Day2Day SuperMom


Lego Duplo Advent Calendar @ Jacks & Kate


DIY Advent Calendar + Printables @ Just a Girl and Her Blog


Felt Star Advent Calendar @ Nalle’s House


Instagram Advent Calendars @ The Thinking Closet


DIY Christmas Advent Calendar @ Place of My Taste


Target Knockoff Silver Tree Advent Calendar @ Life is a Party


Advent Calendar Mantel Garland @ Homespun With Love


Countdown to Christmas @ Krafty Cards


Vintage Ladder Advent Calendar @ Desire Empire


Christmas Countdown Calendar @ Crafts by Courtney


Tree-Shaped Advent Calendar @ Tashia Doyle


Christmas Countdown Board @ Belvedere Designs


DIY Fabric Advent Calendar @ Laura’s Crafty Life


Gumstick Advent Calendar @ It Happens in a Blink


Black & Red Countdown to Christmas @ Daisy Mae Belle


Holiday Book Advent @ One Krieger Chick


Good Deed Christmas Countdown @ The Happier Homemaker


Simple Paper Advent Calendar @ Tales of the Scotts


Advent Candles @ Homespun With Love


Music Advent Calendar @ Daylights


Advent Celebrating Ideas @ An Extraordinary Life


Simple Advent Calendar @ Kraft & Mint


Christmas Advent Countdown + Printables @ Life, Love, and Leyton!

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Christmas Advent Calendar Ideas List @ Our List. Our Mess.

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Don’t forget to check out the rest of this week’s amazing projects & to link up your own!

There are more fabulous fall ideas, Christmas projects and more!!

And don’t forget this week’s giveaways!


Giveaway #1:

Win one of four Amex gift card/Clorox Prize packs

{almost $1000 in prizes!}


Giveaway #2:

Win a $50 Lowe’s Gift Card!

Giveaway #3:

Win a $100 Shutterfly gift certificate!

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What are YOU doing to prepare for the holidays? 

Let me know in the comments – I would love to come see YOUR ideas!!

xoxo jen signature


  1. thank you so much for featuring my calendar along with all these other awesome ones!
    eva scott recently posted…Throwback Thursday: Frosty the Pumpkin

  2. Thank you so much for the feature! I am so honored to be included in your round up. Love them all…Have a great day!
    Aniko@PlaceOfMyTaste recently posted…DIY FABRIC ORNAMENTS

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my tree advent calendar! You posted so many great ideas!
    Tashia D recently posted…December Daily~Day One

  4. lots of great ideas! ours involves 24 washi wrapped votive candles and bible verses!
    Jessica @ Dear Emmeline recently posted…December 1: Washi Tape Tea Light Advent Calendar

  5. I joined a fun advent quilt along over at betteroffthread.com. Here is a link to my finished Advent calendar that I plan on using every year!

  6. These ideas are so fun! I love all the different version of an advent calendar, nothing more fun for kiddos than to count down the days to Christmas! This year our advent calendar has a random act of kindness for my kids to do each day. We did a bunch last Christmas season and they had so much fun, it’s definitely our favorite new tradition!

  7. Thanks for the feature Jen. Some lovely ones here.

  8. I’m very excited to be featured on one of your roundups!! There are so many great Advent Calendar ideas here (The Thinking Closet was a favorite) and I’m honored to be apart of them.

    I really enjoyed making my Christmas Countdown for the boys. We also made some cute toilet paper roll snowmen the day after.

    Love your site! You are constantly posting greats ideas and inspiration.

    Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney recently posted…Mason Jar Blessings

  9. these are such good ideas and cute at the same time lol great job!

  10. Jen! I am so honored that you included my advent calendar and printables in a round up of so many amazing projects! You totally made my weekend! Thanks so much!

    ~Abby =)
    Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog recently posted…Get Your DIY On {Holiday Wreaths and Door Decor}

  11. Jen, thanks so much for including my silver advent wreath. Merry Christmas!

  12. Thank you so much for featuring our Advent Mantel Garland AND our Advent Candles!!! :)

  13. I love some of these ideas, I have designed a more ‘adult’ version if you like. Would love to know your opinion!


    I don’t have children yet to spoil with the more playful ones but will definitely remember for when I do have little people to amuse :)
    Sarah recently posted…DIY Advent Calendar

  14. LOVE all of these great ideas! Thanks so much for including mine :) Life to the full! Melissa
    Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle recently posted…DIY Countdown to Christmas

  15. Thanks so much for featuring my Hershey Kiss, Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar! Great round-up, these are all such cool ideas!
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.
    Maria B recently posted…Month in Review ~ November 2013

  16. Thanks so much for featuring my fabric advent calendar, Jen! I hope you have a great holiday.

  17. Hello Jen! Thank you for featuring my advent calendar! Super stoked to be on your blog 😉 Then, for the holidays I’ve been preparing by purging lots of decors I haven’t been using and trying to keep it as simple as possible 😉 Hope you are having a restful holiday weekend! Many hugs!
    PS: I like your advent activities and I will incorporate your toys for tots ideas and book donations!
    Ursula recently posted…Inspiration: {Seabrook WA}

  18. Thanks for featuring my Holiday Book Advent! Such a great round-up of ideas!

    Ariean @OneKriegerChick recently posted…30 Days of Thankful: Day 30