We have compiled a list of some of our favourite advent calendar ideas to kick off this December. They can all be made yourself, and in some cases they can also be purchased if you don't have the time to make your own.
1. Mini Menagerie Advent Calendar
If you have the space, you can turn your advent calendar into a fabulous display. Laurel, from A Bubbly Life, came up with the cute animal-themed advent calendar featured above. This unique DIY advent calendar features snow white animal figurines perched on top of small kraft boxes filled which can be filled with all types of goodies for both children and adults. To make this sweet display you will need:
Read Laurel's full tutorial here. Top Tip: Recycle old or unwanted toys or figurines for this and re-use them each year! Animals work great, but you can also use cartoon figurines and even small dolls or action figures for a more eclectic feel.
2. Photo Advent Calendar
Revisit your favourite memories of the year or years past with a personal photo advent calendar. Each day a new card is opened to reveal a photo, similar to traditional advent calendars which reveal festive images. This easy-to-make advent calendar requires
If you're short on time, this advent calendar can also be purchased from INSTAJUNCTION on Not on the High Street.
3. Chalk Board Advent Calendar
This advent calendar is lovely piece of decor which we would be tempted to display all year! This one really allows you to use your personal style and creativity, plus loads of Pinterest inspiration and quirky ornament finds. For this you will need.
To count down the days until Christmas just remove an ornament from the board and place it on your Christmas tree. There is a lovely tutorial for this project from Thistlewood Farms.