10 Advent Calendar Ideas

10 Advent Calendar Ideas

Posted by DecoArt on Nov 19th 2014

Advent Calendars...a perfect way to get in the holiday spirit, and engage your kids and family. They can be sweet, whimsical, spiritual, or even rustic. Fill them with candy, small toys, notes, or scripture.

My kids wake up, and head straight to ours to see what is there for the day. They even decide ahead of time who gets to open it for that day.

Over the years, our family has had quite a few. Some were as simple as lifting a paper flap to see a cute little animal, to the year we told the entire Christmas story day by day. They have enjoyed me mixing it up a bit and not using the same one each year.
Let me share with you some of our favorite Advent Calendar Ideas we found around the blog world...

So many choices, where to begin? Let's get started...


This Mini Tree Topped Advent Calendar is such a fun and whimsical idea.



If you want to count down the 12 Days of Christmas, this adorable idea is very sweet and crafty.


Love chalkboards? This Chalkboard Advent Calendar has an ornament for each day.


This simple, Rustic Advent Countdown Calendar is a great way to add instant holiday cheer.


The vintage vibe of this Soda Crate Advent Calendar is fabulous.


Calling all fabric lovers { like us } ! This Fabric Bag Advent Calendar is perfect if you want to hide bigger items in the bags.


What a great idea for baby food jars. This Luminary Advent Calendar is stunning.


Get your DIY skills out, this PVC Tree Advent Calendar will make you smile.


Finally, get out those DecoArt paints and get crafty designing your own 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar paper mache' boxes.
Now are those 10 Advent Calendar Ideas not the best!?! Quite a mix of styles and inspiration.
So whether you want to count down by weeks or days, there is an Advent Calendar for you. The looks on the kid's faces each day is priceless. So brush off your craft supplies and paints and get to crafting. Let your imagination guide you, and maybe even let the little ones help create.
Trish and I hope that each of you enjoys your holiday season and please visit us at Uncommon Designs!