14 Advent Calendars That Actually Function at Stylish Holiday Decor
Santa Claus is coming to town, y'all! While he's making his list and checking it twice, you are wrapping gifts, attending parties, and moving your calendar closer and closer to the 25th. For December, you can't cross days off any old wall calendar. You need something a little more special (and festive!). These Advent calendars will add color and imagination to any holiday setup. And with a mix of buy or DIY, you can have one in every room of your home.
DIY Mini Tree Advent Calendar: With this simple framework, you can enjoy a tasty treat from now until the big man comes. (via Brit + Co)
DIY Felt Pocket Advent Calendar: Working with a specific color palette? Make a hanging calendar to match! Felt is super durable and will wear well with time. (via Tell Love and Party)
DIY Ornament Advent Calendar: Some things are too precious to hang on a tree with curious kids and pets. That's where this colorful DIY comes in. (via A Kailo Chic Life)
Modern Advent Calendar ($59): Here's a smart & stylish wall hanging with a spot for little hands to help move the calendar forward.
DIY Clipboard Advent Calendar: A plywood and clipboard format means you can hang different things each year and switch out your color palette as you see fit. (via Sarah Hearts)
Petit Collage Tree Pop-Out Advent Calendar ($20): Not ready to commit to something for seasons to come? Grab this adorable one on your next trip to Target.
DIY Star Garland Advent Calendar: Strung like twinkle lights around your house, this peek-a-boo garland holds all kinds of small treasures. (via A Beautiful Mess)
DIY Winter Calendar: Not celebrating Christmas but still want to count down to something? Try this activity calendar instead. (via Brit + Co)
DIY Gift Tag Advent Calendar: This one is basically a piece of art. You probably won't want to take it down once the season ends. (via We Are Scout)
DIY Pastel Advent Calendar: This one has little cubbies for hiding small gifts and maybe a cookie or two. What more could you want? (via Maritza Lisa)
DIY Hotel Inspired Advent Calendar: Nothing about your seasonal decor has to be traditional. Go for something gilded and unexpected with a vintage key tag system. (via Monster Circus)
DIY Paper Bag Advent Calendar: Pop some handwritten notes, gift cards, or sweet nothings inside the envelopes. It will be a sweet surprise each time. (via Tell Love and Party)
DIY Colorful Advent Calendar: Create a small but playful calendar for your desk or entryway. Use it to display seasonal keepsakes and add pops of color. (via Brit + Co)
DIY Reindeer Ornament Advent Calendar: Think outside the box and create a piece of living decor. You can't go wrong with handmade ornaments to hang on each of Rudolph's antlers. (via PMQ for two)
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