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DIY Christmas Advent Calendar

Holidays | November 4, 2020

This DIY Christmas Advent Calendar is the perfect way to kick-off the Advent season.  Having small bags to hold Scripture prompts daily reflections on Christ’s birth. Plus, this calendar’s look blends well with any decor, but especially rustic and farmhouse styles. Don’t miss the other 20+ fab holiday DIYs that my blogger friends are sharing too.

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar

Do you and your family have an Advent calendar that you do each December? Having an Advent calendar is something worthwhile, as it helps prepare our hearts and homes for Christmas.  Some Advent calendars are reusable while others are meant to be used one season. This DIY Advent calendar is one that you can make this season and enjoy it.

Completed DIY advent calendar

We are always looking for ways to incorporate the story of Jesus’ birth into our homes during Christmas time, and this is definitely one way to do that.  These brown bags each hold verses relevant to the Christmas narrative. I know our children will enjoy taking turns reading the verses from day today. Come check out how to make this fun daily Advent calendar. 


Advent Calendar Supplies

DIY Advent Calendar Supplies

  1. Wood-framed board
  2. Small brown paper bags
  3. Greenery
  4. Baker’s Twine
  5. Clothespins with at least 24 numbers (or you can add your own numbers!)
  6. Hot glue gun
  7. 24 printed Bible verses

DIY Advent Calendar Instructions

First, make a template of your design on your board.  I did 4 rows of 5 bags and 1 row of 4 bags. I did fold my bags in half to fit on this board. Of course, if you use a bigger board, you may not have to fold your bags in half.

Layout your bags to make sure you have enough space.

Second, stretch your baker’s twine across your board, creating space for the number of rows you’ve accounted for. Place a dot of hot glue on each side of the board to hold the twine in place. 

Hot glue twine to each side of the board.

Next is the fun part! Place one scripture slip into each bag and clip each bag to the twine.  You may have to move the bags around a few times to get them evenly spaced out or the look you prefer.  Isn’t it fun to see how the Advent calendar is coming together?

Add greenery for a final touch!

Lastly, I added a sprig of faux greenery to each clothespin. It gave it a holiday feel! Plus, I enjoy incorporating greenery into my seasonal decor, especially at Christmas.

Completed DIY Advent Calendar

Now you get to enjoy the countdown to Christmas with this Advent calendar you created for you and yours. There are so many ways to create Advent calendars, and so have fun creating creative if you want to let your imagination roll.  Are you ready to get started?

If you enjoyed this Christmas post, I recommend you check these out too:

  1. DIY No-Sew Pom Pom Christmas Hand Towels here.

  2. 3 Best Ways To Prepare For Christmas here.


Completed Advent calendar

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Today I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for our first Christmas Seasonal Simplicity post of the year. We’re all sharing our holiday DIY or craft projects with you today! Be sure to check out these fabulous ideas by clicking on the links below each image.

How to Flock Natural Greenery at The Happy Housie

DIY Winter Village Wreath at Modern Glam

DIY Christmas Jingle Bells Hanging Decoration at Zevy Joy

Modern Organic Christmas Wreath at Cherished Bliss

Air Dry Clay Christmas Star Lights at Clean & Scentsible

Anthropologie Inspired Holiday Felt Wreath at Tatertots and Jello

Polymer Clay Christmas Village at Life is a Party

Free Advent Calendar at The Handmade Home

Embroidery Hoop Love Sign at Craftberry Bush

Jingle Bell Wood Bead Garland at Lolly Jane

Homemade Pom Pom Garland at Sincerely, Marie Designs

DIY Dollar Tree Succulent Christmas Tree at The DIY Mommy

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar at She Gave it a Go

DIY Faux Leather Trees at My Sweet Savannah

DIY Orange Hoop Wreath at Cassie Bustamante

Easy DIY Christmas Pillow Case at The Tattered Pew

3D Hot Cocoa Sign and Printable at Rambling Renovators

DIY Elf House at Dans le Lakehouse

Farmhouse Style Holiday Wood Banner at Home Made Lovely

Joanna Gaines Inspired Christmas Village at Fynes Designs

Christmas Canvas at Two Twenty One

Modern Whimsical Snowflake Christmas Tree at This is Simplicite

DIY Holiday Cutting Board at Joanna Anastasia

  1. Jennifer says:

    This is so cute! Don’t you love those wooden circles? I’m using them for a couple DIYs (I’m in the middle of making an Advent plaque …so not copycatting you😂)

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  3. Brendt what a beautiful way to celebrate Advent and the birth of Jesus! You are so creative! Pinning!

  4. Amy says:

    This is so cute! I love those numbered clothespins and the greenery you added. My daughter would love something like this! Pinning for later.

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