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11 Advent Calendar Ideas: Cute Ways to Count Down to Christmas

By: Chelsea Scarnegie, Editor, FaveCrafts

Anticipating Christmastime is almost as fun as Christmas Day itself. These 11 Advent Calendar Ideas will help you make the most out of the entire holiday season. Your children will love these advent calendar ideas, countdown for christmas ideas, and little advent calendar fillers. While the family is getting more and more excited for Santa's arrival, you will also be teaching them the importance of patience, charity, and joy that will last all year. Learn how to make advent calendars that will forever be cherished with these Cute Ways to Count Down to Christmas.



11 Ways to Count Down to Christmas

Traditional Advent Calendar Ideas

Unique Countdown to Christmas Ideas

Fun Advent Calendar Fillers


Traditional Advent Calendar Ideas

Timeless and true, these traditional advent calendar ideas will give you the classic holiday experience. Fill these calendars with vintage candies and tiny toys for a memorable countdown experience. You can use anything from old Coca Cola crates to cheap fabric in order to create a precious Christmas decoration that can be used year after year. Just because these advent calendar ideas are traditional, it does not mean that they boring.

Crafty Coca Cola Advent Calendar

Fabric Advent Calendar

A Colorful Countdown to Christmas

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar









While you're busy counting down, get ready for Christmas with these 13 Christmas Crafts for the Kitchen + Gluten Free Christmas Recipes.




Unique Countdown to Christmas Ideas

If you want something a little more unusual, these unique countdown to Christmas ideas will show you fun advent calendar ideas and more. Have you ever thought of filling 24 tiny mittens with goodies? Perhaps you would like to make a book with a special page for every day of December. With everything from glittered boxes to 3-dimensional sleds, you will love each unique advent discovery you make. Whether you create a simple frame or a crafty wreath, the days leading up to Christmas will be your most exciting yet.

Bright Knit Hats and Mittens Holiday Decorations

Festive Advent Calendar Album

How to Make Glittered Advent Boxes

A Cute Advent Sled

Adorable Christmas Countdown Frame

Countdown to Christmas Wreath

Christmas Countdown Dry Erase Board






Fun Advent Calendar Fillers

Do you need cute ideas for advent calendar fillers? These fun little trinkets will make every chilly December day a special one. Crochet tiny snowmen or create vintage candy boxes to put in some sweet treats. Your kids will love each homemade surprise, and it will surely keep them satisfied until the big day.

Crochet Snowman Family

Vintage Christmas Candy Boxes

Snowman Bead Earrings

Mini Christmas Knits

Glove Melted Peppermint Ornaments

Snowman and Angel Ornaments

Caroling Gloves

Santa and Reindeer Ornaments







In our 49-page free eBook 34 Holiday Ideas for Gifts in a Jar, you can find honey bath scrub, chocolate body scrub, snowmen jars, apple pie in a jar, and gingerbread recipes.



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