Top 40 Adorable Christmas Advent Calendar Ideas

There is something magical about this cherished holiday. Seeing the little one’s faces light up at the mention of Santa or Christmas tree is indescribable. But sometimes, it gets a tad difficult for kids to contain their excitement.  So how can you keep your children occupied until Christmas? Advent Calendar is the answers.

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Advent calendars are ways for children to count down the 25 days leading to the holiday. These cute calendars lead the days to Christmas with little surprises every morning. Here are 40 cute advent calendars for your little one to pass the days until the 25th December.

  1. Fancy Clothespin Advent Calendar:

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This adorable Christmas advent calendar is made by gluing red and white clothespin on the wooden board and hanging paper from them.

  1. Mini Bucket Advent Calendar:

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These tiny galvanized buckets are of the perfect for storing the Christmas treats, toys, and notes to count the days until Christmas.

  1. Twenty-Five Acts Of Random Kindness:

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Do you want to teach your child the real meaning of the holidays? The blogger has designed a lovely calendar that counts down to the 25th December with acts of kindness instead of treats.

  1. Stocking Garland Advent Calendar:

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This advent calendar is a mash-up of two different Christmas decorations. The author has hung mini stockings up the twine along with the numbered ornaments.

  1. KISSmas Tree Advent Calendar:

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Children are going to squeal seeing this lovely KISSmas Tree Advent Calendar. Take a mini Christmas tree and decorate with Hershey’s Kisses. Each day, ask your child to take down one kiss ornament from the tree every day.

  1. Candy Bowl Advent Calendar:

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This one is an advent calendar with a difference. Numerals are written on the ceramic cups and then filled with sweets.

  1. Chalkboard Advent Calendar:

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Here’s another easy-to-make advent calendar. You have to pin the ornament on the string, using clothespins.

  1. Envelope Advent Calendars:

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Have your child countdown to Christmas with this lovely advent calendar. Made using red envelopes, baby socks, photos and ornaments, this calendar will make your holiday season merrier.

  1. Evergreens Advent Calendar:

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This oversized advent calendar made from a ladder and evergreen garland will look fantastic placed in your yard.

  1. Paper Bag Advent Calendar:

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Some white paper bags, stencils and beige tape are all you need for making this advent calendar.

  1. Another White Bag Advent Calendar:

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Here’s a similar one, but the bags are first tied with a twine, then hung using clothespins.  Did you notice the lantern on the table? Doesn’t it look stunning?

  1. Advent Calendar Made From Old Shirts:

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Go the upcycled way this holiday by making an advent calendar from patterned dress or shorts. And it’s a different idea to hang the advent calendar on the banister.

  1. DIY Box Christmas Calendar:

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Here’s another box Christmas advent calendar, but not as colorful as the earlier one. You can fill these little boxes with notes, candies and other small surprises.

  1. Punch Box Advent Calendar:

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The blogger has given an entirely new meaning to the advent calendar. The punch box advent calendar has 24 prizes hidden in 24 holes.

  1. Rainforest Advent Calendar:

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This rainforest themed is utterly adorable. The animals, grasses and logs are made from toilet paper rolls. And the trees are made of green construction paper.

  1. Wooden Houses Advent Calendar:

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The wooden house advent calendar will look beautiful lined up on the mantelpiece. If you are contemplating on making this advent calendar, then use Balsa wood, as they are easier to cut. Do not forget to hide the treats inside the houses.

  1. Mini Felt Tree Advent Calendar:

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We are crushing on this advent calendar. The blogger has also included a free template for your help.

  1. Bucket Advent Calendar:

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The advent calendar has big bins to put fun treats for your children. Some make a wooden tree-shaped triangle and white spray to give a rustic appearance to it. Nail the galvanized bucket to the palate and fill them with things that your child will like.

  1. Advent Christmas Tree:

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If you desire to be a bit more creative with your advent calendar, then you can try out this idea. The color combination is looking incredible.

  1. Open Box Calendar:

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If you spot similar looking colorful boxes in the market, then go ahead and make this advent calendar. You can fill the boxes with small gifts, candies or even hide messages for some fun activities with children.

  1. Metallic Advent Calendar:

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The printable advent calendar won’t take much of your precious time. And you can even involve the kids in making this calendar. Write a Christmas activity on each card and stick in the mini envelopes.

  1. Treat Bag Advent Calendar:

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Here’re a fun and festive advent calendar kit that your children will love. Fill the bags with candies or small treats and see your child grin ear to ear in delight.

  1. Takeout Box Advent Calendar:

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This advent calendar is made from takeout food containers. The white boxes are made cheerful by using stickers and construction paper.

  1. Big Box Advent Calendar:

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This advent calendar is made by painting paper Mache boxes and sticking them on the wooden board.

  1. Recycled Cardboard Box Calendar:

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Go eco-friendly this Christmas by making an advent calendar using recycled cardboard? And you know what the great thing about this calendar? It can double as a shelving system too!

  1. Christmas Street Advent Calendar:

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This adorable Christmas advent calendar has houses from street 1 to 24. Children have to visit each of these houses every day until the Christmas Eve.

  1. Triangle Advent Calendar:

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The clip broad with bug drawing may look a bit creepy, but the advent calendar looks stunning.

  1. Advent Calendar Bunting:

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One of the simplest advent calendars in the list. If you want to save some extra time, then you can purchase the bunting from the store and stick the numerals at home.

  1. Potted Plants Advent Calendar:

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Here’s another lovely inspiration for advent bucket calendars.

  1. Advent Calendar Made With Frame:

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A few mini holiday cards, a corkboard, ribbons and a frame are what you need for making this cute advent calendar.

  1. Pretty In Pink:

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Here’s a lovely pink advent calendar made from fabric.

  1. Stacked-Can Calendar:

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This stacked-can calendar looks even better than the cardboard ones. Take some tins and spray paint them white. Number the cans from 1 to 25 and line with bright colored tissue papers.

  1. Water Color Advent Calendar:

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It couldn’t get any easier. Just ensure that you use different shades of paint. You can try mixing and matching too!

  1. Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar:

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If you want to go the frugal way this Christmas, then make this lovely advent calendar. Isn’t it lovely?

  1. Advent Calendar Using Painted Jars:

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This advent calendar is made using painted jars. You are free to experiment with your own color scheme.

  1. Chalkboard Calendar:

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Here’s another example of the chalkboard advent and this one is equally beautiful.

  1. The Library Pocket Advent Calendar:

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We loved this adorable library pocket calendar. Every tiny detail of this calendar, be it the tape, twine, and colors bring smile to the face.

  1. Pegboard Adventure Calendar:

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This is such an adorable twist on the advent calendar.

  1. Felt Calendar:

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With all the peeping and staring outside, why not give the window attention by dressing it up with an advent calendar? You can fill these muslin bags with treats of your choice.

  1. Canning Tree:

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Stick canning jar lights and scrapbook paper to a wooden or paper canvas and write the numerals on it. This calendar is cute enough to hang all year long.

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