Easy DIY Advent calenders

Today – Great ideas for a fill your own advent calendar

Easy DIY Advent calenders

4 Great ideas for a fill your own advent calendar

Have you been hunting for some easy DIY advent calendars?

Do you sometimes look at pinterest and want to weep.

The crafts look so fabulous and well ….difficult so much of the time don’t they?

I am an enthusiastic but unskilled crafter. However, I love to DIY, particularly at Christmas. I have found 3 lovely ideas for advent calendars that require little skill or equipment.

I think these are so much nicer than store bought chocolate ones and they look so pretty. I think we could all make these….

Homemade advent calender - using a label maker, yes!

Archie and the Rug  via Becky via Pinterest

You simply need scrapbook paper or old cards, a hole punch, string and an old twiggy branch (oh and lot of ideas for things to do… like write to Santa and make reindeer food)

Honeysuckle blog via Becky via Pinterest

 These cute little fabric advent bags are serious;y easy to make and just look gorgeous and they don’t need to be sewn.  I found this at

diy: toilet paper roll advent calendarMorning Creativity via Becky via Pinterest

Follow the link for this tutorial this has to be my favourite. It also lists great ideas for items you can put in the toilet rolls.

and last but not least this fabulous advent idea for advent  acts of kindness from my friend Jen at Mum in the Madhouse with free printables too

free printables advent acts of kindness

So you can make a lovely fill your own advent calendar easily without being a serious crafter or sewer. I hope you feel inspired.

Don’t forget to check out all our other Thrifty Christmas posts for lots of other great Christmas ideas.

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7 Comments

  1. November 13, 2014 / 9:52 am

    All lovely but the toilet roll one is genius! Have pinned so I can find it in a week or two and have a go!
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