Countdown to Christmas with one of these fun DIY Christmas Advent Calendar ideas! There are ideas for kids and adults and everyone in between!
If your kids are anything like mine you hear the question, “How many days until Christmas?” several times a week! Counting down the days until Christmas is one of our favorite things to do each year, and there are some awesome ideas on how to make that fun for everyone!
Make one advent calendar for the whole family, or make each person their own unique calendar! There are a TON of free printables and frugal ideas on this list to help you count down to Christmas easily this year.
We try to cut down on as many costs as we can on the holidays (see: How to Have a Debt Free Christmas) without taking away from the magic of Christmas! We found ways to decorate the outside of our house for Christmas on a budget, and try to make as many gifts for friends and family as possible!
Christmas Advent Calendar Fillers Ideas
Who you’re filling an advent calendar for matters! Tailor the gifts to the person, or to match the theme of the advent calendar itself!
- Kids. Find small items like blind bags, fun size candies, golden dollars and more to put in their calendars.
- Teens. Teenagers can be tough to find ideas for, but they all love gift cards and money! You can also do small items like keychains, candy, nail polish, hair products, socks, and more!
- Adults. Adults love advent calendars too! Ideas for fillers are small bottles of alcohol, money, lottery tickets, gift cards, candy, and more!
Christmas Advent Calendar Ideas
Printable Advent Calendars
Print these cute calendars and help kids countdown to Christmas each day!
Free Advent Calendar Numbers Printable (+ 72 Activity Cards!)
These cards vary based on religious focus, acts of kindness and more!
DIY Punch Box Advent Calendar
This is so cute and easy to make!
Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar
Use this to help kids put the focus back on giving instead of receiving this year!
Printable Advent Calendar for kids
These work great with dot markers!
Printable Christmas Advent Calendar
This one is free to print and turns out so cute!
Christmas Countdown Printable with Scratch Off Stickers
Scratch off stickers are so much fun for kids - and this advent calendar is so easy to put together!
Muffin Tin Advent Calendar DIY
Use a muffin tin and scrapbook supplies (or the free printables) to make this reusable advent calendar! Use it every year!
DIY Modern Tree Advent Calendar
The colors on this are so fun, and such a cute way to count down to Christmas!
DIY Mini Box Advent Calendar
Use mini boxes and pom poms to make this cute calendar!
DIY Nativity Advent Calendar for Kids
This is made using felt and it's gorgeous!
Matchbox Advent Calendar
Use matchboxes to make this adorable calendar!
Magnetic Advent Calendar Tutorial + FREE Printables!
This is awesome to keep on the fridge!
LEGO Advent Calendar
These are free printable instruction cards for kids to make a little Christmas LEGO project each day!
DIY Dog Treat Advent Calendar
Make it fun for the dogs too with this one!
Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar
Each bag holds a small gift all the way to Christmas day!
Farmhouse Advent Calendar
This one takes a little work, but turns out beautifully!
24 Stories for an Advent/Christmas Calendar
If you have little ones, these books are the perfect way to countdown to Christmas with a bedtime story each night!
Countdown To Christmas: DIY Christmas Advent Calendar Village
These cute paper trees make an adorable forest!
Christmas Advent Calendar -- the EASY way!
This uses toilet paper rolls and wrapping paper!
Angel Themed DIY Advent Calendar
These little drawers can hold any little trinkets you want to give this year!
Stocking Advent Calendar
Use mini stockings and clothespins to make this cute garland!
DIY Paper Bag Advent Calendar
Use paper bags (in any color!) to make this adorable advent calendar!
DIY Alcohol Advent Calendar
This would be so fun to theme with cocktails by the fire each night!
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