Nine Nifty Advent Calendar Ideas

I can’t believe that December is almost here! Time to start pulling out the decorations and getting those advent calendars prepared. Today we’ve rounded up nine fun advent calendar ideas if your itching to try something new this year.

I love the idea of this Christmas Bucket Advent Calendar.  There is a small gift for each day leading up to Christmas (not all are new….some are “recycled”….and some are free activity suggestions).  It’s a great way to get in the Christmas spirit!

Here’s a simple and wonderful idea for an advent calendar from Lovely Things.  Simply use some paper bags and bakers twine, and hang them on a chalkboard.  Delightful!

Here’s a clever  DIY advent calendar with punch-out windows from Daisy Jane.  The kids sure would get a kick out of this one!

This advent calendar uses Christmas trees made out of paper cones.   Such a cute idea from the girls at Eighteen25.

Magnetic tins and scrapbook paper combine to make this adorable advent by Narrating Life.

I love this clean and simple idea from Bower Power.  White Tags and ornaments are all it takes to create a pretty (and fun) advent.

All Things Simple filled a store bought advent with these cute activity cards in red & green.  This is a great idea if you just don’t have the time to craft an advent yourself!

Here’s another clever idea from Just A Girl….fill an apothecary jar with scrapbook-paper-wrapped match boxes.  Each box contains an activity – and she shares her ideas right in the post!

Or you can use this cute free printable Santa advent from Inviting Printables.  Simply add a cottonball for each day of the month leading up to Christmas, and when you’re done, Santa will have a full beard as white as the snow!

I have a thing for advent calendars…If you don’t believe me, check out all of the awesome pins over on my Advent Pinterest board.

So many cute ideas! I want to try them all. How many advent calendars do you think I can get away with this year?

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