Whether you use chocolate, activities or books, counting down to the holidays will be memorable this year. Your little ones are going to love these homemade advent calendars.Photo: Blitznetsov/iStockphoto
All you'll need are a set of round Christmas ornaments, foam numbers from any craft store and some glue to create month-long fun for the whole family.
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Watching your sugar this holiday season? This DIY calendar substitutes chocolate for fun advent activities for the whole family!
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Turn these little storage tins into a fun-filled advent calendar that will last for years! Load each tin with your kid's favourite goodies and stick them on your fridge.
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All you need is a frame, some clothespins and spray paint to create this custom calendar for your and your kids.
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This envelope advent calendar can be stored in a pretty, vintage container and consists of 24 messages, wishes or activities.
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A mini-muffin tin makes a fun and easy advent calendar.
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A simple tree calendar made out of of popsicle sticks. So cute!
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Why have one tree when you could have 24? Whether you print-off the ready-made templates or make your own, this hassle-free craft will put you in the holiday spirit.
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For the modern family, these stylish little boxes will take no time at all to put together. Just print off the templates and follow the easy-peasy instructions.
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We love this fun and educational take on the traditional advent calendar and your little bookworm will, too!
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This is a creative spin on a holiday favourite. The crackers are easy to make and fun to open.
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Takes the treats out of the equation and focus on filling Santa’s beard in with one cotton ball for each day leading up to Christmas.
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Bring nature into the mix with pretty twigs and and sweet little satchels that create country calendar.
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Simple and straightforward, kids will love getting to cut Santa's beard each day as Christmas draws closer.
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All you need is a cardboard box and enough toilet rolls to make this beauty.
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Get the kids involved in decorating these bags and then fill them with activities or little gifts. Fast and easy.
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These make-ahead cookie recipes are a sweet way to prepare for the holiday season.