Last year on every Wednesday of November, I posted a new DIY Advent Calendar. I had so much fun thinking up ideas that I planned to do it the following year (aka this month). I even had ideas all laid out. Unfortunately friends, things you plan a year in advance don’t always go to planned. But that’s okay because these advent calendars are still a ton of fun to make, and in case you forgot about them or haven’t seen them before, here they are again! We have just a bit under a week until December 1st comes rolling around, so let’s get making.
Message in an Ornament Advent Calendar
Instead of chocolate (which of course is awesome) the mister and I like to opt for an advent calendar that offers favours and date nights instead. We each write 12 items and alternate days, and end up doing things like ‘baking cookies date night’ or ‘christmas music jam fest’. It started with this
advent calendar and evolved into a much prettier version – messages in glass ornaments. You can put whatever you like inside to decorate, and choose whatever kind of date nights your imagination can dream up.
Paper Roll Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
I think this might be my favourite. You can stick all sorts of things in the back of each paper roll, whether it be treats, toys, or date night ideas. I think I also love it because hello, it’s a christmas tree. That and it’s made out of toilet paper rolls. I’m a sucker for reusing/recycling.
No Sew ‘Build-A-Tree’ Advent Calendar
This was modelled after the mister’s childhood advent calendar. It’s another great no-candy option, and building the tree is quite fun!
Mandarin Orange Wrapper Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
I don’t know about you, but during Christmas time our house is full of mandarin oranges. I simply couldn’t let those little squares of green tissue paper go to waste, so yes, I turned it into an advent calendar. If you want some messy fun like the one above, you can fill all 24 pouches with some confetti. If that’s not your style, little treats or notes work just as well.
Which advent calendar (from here or elsewhere) do you plan to use?