12 Advent Calendar Ideas

Ready for some advent calendar ideas and inspiration???

advent calendar ideas 1As we get further into the holiday season, it is time to start thinking about how you and your family will be counting down the days to Christmas! Do you have a special advent calendar you use or do you make a new one each year? Today I thought I would help you out with some inspiration- here are a few of my favorite DIY advent calendar ideas. Each of them is unique in its own way from lighting a candle, to reading scripture and eating candy! There is something for everyone!

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Scripture Advent Calendar by Boxwood Clippings // Instagram Calendar by Silhouette Blog

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Luminary Advent Calendar from Baby Food Jars by Design, Dining + Diapers // Chocolate Advent Calendar from Somewhat Simple

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Family Photo and Activity Calendar by Making Lemonade // 12 Days of Christmas Calendar by Cherished Bliss

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PB Inspired Calendar by Bower Power // DIY Snowflake Advent Calendar by Love of Family and Home

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Chic Advent Calendar by Andrea Dozier // PB Inspired Hanging Pots Advent Calendar by The Feminist Housewife

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  Screen Printed Advent Calendar by Mom’s Crafty Space //  Hanging Paper Stockings by Skip To My Lou

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 Will you be making an advent calendar this year? How will you be counting down the days until the big day?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Taryn is the creative blogger from Design, Dining + Diapers! She was a member of the Somewhat Simple Creative team in 2012. Follow Taryn on: Facebook ¦ Pinterest ¦ Google+ ¦ Twitter

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in November 2012 and was updated in November 2014

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  1. I made one last year that was a totally original idea. I’m super excited to get it out again.


  2. Thanks so much for including my advent calendar! An honor to be included with all these fabulous ladies! : )

  3. Thanks for the feature! I love all the other ideas too!

  4. Kristy Life-n-Reflection says:

    SO many creative ideas – LOVE

  5. Thanks for sharing.