15 Nov 2013

INSPIRATION: DIY Advent Calendars

I've always had an advent calendar and it's a pretty big Christmas tradition in our house.  We had an advent tree for Little Pilot last year and it worked great, but now with two boys the tiny decorations are too small to hold treats for both boys.  This weekend I'm hoping to DIY one if all goes well.  I have been pinning a whole bunch to my Pinterest board and thought I'd share with you some of my favourites.  There are some really great DIY advent calendars out there! 





10. Mini Trees / 11. Pouches (I couldn't find the source for this one) / 12. Christmas Books / 


I love all of these.  I think I'm going to have a hard time deciding exactly what I'll do with all these great ideas!  Have a great weekend!

Find lots of Christmas Inspiration on my Pinterest board!

31 comments:

  1. I have been kicking around making one of these this year. I love the modern one. Have a great weekend Anu! xo Kristin

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    1. The modern one is one of my favourites too. Happy weekend!

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    1. I'm a little obsessed with the dowel branch. I may just have to find a place for one in our house!

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  3. So many great ideas Anu! Thanks for sharing it... Now I have to decide what to do inside the advents:) have a great weekend!

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    1. I'm having the same problem trying to figure out what to put inside the advent calendar as well as narrowing down my options for which one to make!

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  4. Hai Anu. Love ur blog. So nice finnish ways of inspirations.

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  5. Anu. I always wanna find time to make ur kajha mumus sewing machine table.

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  6. Im a die hard fan of ur great blog. Each post is truly inspiring.

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comments. :) I'm so glad you stopped by today!

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  7. I'm having the same problem as you. I have this little angel girls with tiny pockets. Last year it was every other day for our eldest and every other to the younger one. This year it won't work. I love the book idea as it can be joint. I also love the white parcels wrapped with twine hanging (would go also with the dowel branch. Hard to choose. However, my priority is trying to get the house in order. I feel like I will never get it done. So much to do and so little time.
    Enjoy your weekend and I cannot wait to see your decision and crafting.

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    1. It must be hard to even think about crafting in the middle of unpacking. I really like the book idea too. I think we may even have enough books for most of the days already.

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  8. My favorite is the paper mountains. SO stinking cute.

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    1. That one was Little Pilot's favourite too. He thought they were sand castles. :)

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  9. Great ideas! I've been working on an advent calendar roundup that's going up on Monday too. :) There are so many creative ones out there!

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    1. Oh, I can't wait to see yours! Maybe I'll be inspired to change my advent calendar plan again. :)

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  10. These are great! I'm going to do the books for the first time this year and just finished up a christmas tree one too. Love those paper mountains though...

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    1. With so many great calendars out there it's really hard to decide on just one. :)

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  11. Such awesome options - I love the giant calendar and the pouches. Getting me ready for Christmas!

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    1. The pouches look like they could be made out of a shoe organizer. :) I love the scale of the giant calendar and it would work for any other month too.

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  12. Great round up! I love the modern boxes.

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    1. Those modern boxes are simple, but so fun arranged in a tree pattern.

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  13. Really wonderful round up! Thanks for compiling it:)

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    1. There are so many great calendars out there it was hard to narrow them down to these few! I'm glad you liked them!

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  14. Love the roundup! The ornament branch is such a cute idea.
    - Lora @ Craftivity Designs

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    1. The ornament branch is a fave for sure!

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  15. Love it!! If you haven’t already I would love for you to link up to this weeks linky party on my blog so you can share it. http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/11/18/teach-tuesday-42/

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  16. this is what we did last year for lucy :) http://www.mintinthemiddle.com/2012/12/the-advent-calendar.html

    this year we'll pack the little bags with a piece-a-day from a playmobil nativity scene (bought it last year after christmas for half price!)... that way she'll be able to play with the pieces this year and act out the beautiful story for years to come ♥

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  17. Love all of these ideas… I am pinning! Thank you so much for linking up with The Party Bunch!
    xoxo
    Desiree

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  18. If these are your inspiration, I can't wait to see what you create!

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  19. So many great ideas I would love to make an Advent calendar this year, I have my eye on some gift bags and stickers from Ikea to create one :)

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