2 DIY Advent Calendars To Count Down To Christmas

A simple and jolly homemade countdown to Christmas.

There are a ton of advent calendars on the market – but, if you make your own, you can personalize it. Check out these two DIYs!

12 Days Of Cheers Advent Calendar

If you have someone in your life that loves sampling craft beer, this one is for you. I’m working with 12 but you can do the full 24 days too.

Here is what you’ll need:

Step 1: Take two pieces of tissue paper that are cut into squares and wrap the paper around the beer can.

Step 2: Tie the paper with string or twine to hold it in place.

Step 3: Add a tag with a number. You can even put little sayings on the tags.

Step 4: Display in crate or bucket. It’s THAT simple!


Out on a Limb Advent Calendar

This next one is a nice tradition to start with your family and it makes a pretty display.

Here is what you’ll need:

  • a birch branch (can get them from a garden or grocery store)
  • small boxes like jewelry boxes, candy containers, anything that is small and not too heavy
  • wrapping paper (craft or scrapbook paper)
  • tape or a glue gun
  • ribbon

Step 1: Wrap the presents using double-sided tape or a glue gun since the presents are so small using clear adhesives will make it look much more seamless.

Step 2: Add ribbon to the boxes.

Step 3: Tie the boxes to branch, varying the heights to give a layered effect.

Step 4: Hang the branch on the wall using adhesive hooks.

Tip: add little numbers for a countdown to Christmas or little sayings to add something special

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