These DIY Advent calendars and Christmas countdowns are a fun way to mark off the days until Christmas is here! These DIY Christmas calendars are made from interesting materials like paper, wood, and felt!
It’s almost the holiday season and time to start counting down to Christmas! Whether you’re celebrating the church season of Advent or your just counting down the days until Santa comes, a DIY advent calendar or Christmas countdown is the perfect way to mark off the days in December!
There are so many ideas to craft your own DIY advent calendar, with supplies like ribbon, paper bags, envelopes, felt, cardstock, and more! Fill them with trinkets, tiny toys, candy, chocolate, sweet treats, Bible verses, holiday activities, and more!
How does an Advent Calendar Work?
Most holiday countdowns work the same—there are 24 or 25 drawers, gifts, envelopes, or other containers and you open one each day until Christmas day. You start with #1 and work your way up! Some advent calendars end on Christmas Eve, and some go all the way until the 25th, Christmas day.
Almost all advent calendars are designed to be started on December first, though if you’re following a traditional church calendar, you may want to double check when Advent actually starts. In 2021, for example, Advent actually starts on November 28. For many of these calendars, you can just add an extra few days if you’re doing a more traditional advent calendar!
DIY Christmas Countdowns
So many cute ideas! Don’t have a Cricut? Check out my post 20+ DIY Advent Calendars & Christmas Countdowns.