I am a massive fan of DIY advent calendars especially in the Scandi style (well they do everything festive so much more stylishly)! Plus they seem to focus on the little things that matter rather than big flashy advent calendars with gifts.
For me, advent is more about the build-up to Christmas and the things that we can do to bring families together. Small things that make the season memorable and traditions that families come to enjoy year after year.
An Advent calendar isn’t only a countdown to Christmas. It also takes you through the dark month of December with a daily dose of excitement and joy.
Also, making one could be the perfect little DIY project this autumn. Below is our favourite Advent Calendars, Scandinavian style of course.
Scandi Style DIY Advent Calendars
I adore this advent village calendar, it is simple to make and looks really effective. It is pretty achieveable for anyone to make. Find all the details here: an advent village
Whilst we are talking about matchboxes how simple and effective is this Matchbox tree advent calendar from Sweet Paul?
You would never guess that this advent calendar from mamas Kram is made from toilet rolls, washi tape, bakers twine and stickers. It is so beautiful.
I LOVE this clever idea to turn a box of Toffifee in to an advent calendar.
I love how simple and beautiful this DIY Paper Star Advent Calendar from Ohho Deco is.
It seems that I am drawn more and more to simple and stylish Advent calendars like this one from Reading My Tea Leaves
This Wooden Cone advent calendar is absolutely stunning and perfect for hiding little treats.
This Triangle Wreath Advent Calendar by Monochrome will be perfect for using as a wreath base after Christmas.
This DIY Advent calendar in boxes would love great on a mantlepiece and I love the felt trees so much.
This calendar from Design Mom is brilliant for using year after year.
I adore this simple scandi advent wheel. So perfect for a family dining table.
This DIY Painted Dipped Advent calendar has got me looking for tiny bottles to use and make my own.
I think this is my favorite of all advent calendars as it mixes the tradition of an advent wreath with a calendar.
This advent spiral is just stunning and I am certainly going to make one for our home.
We have a chalkboard wall in the kitchen and I use that for our advent calendar.
This Floating advent calendar by Fall for DIY is so stylish.
Make sure you check out our advent acts of kindness printables and if you are looking for ideas of small activities during advent we have over 75 for you to choose from.
Other Advent Calendar Posts include:
- DIY Modern Advent Calendars you will want to make
- Ferm Living Inspired DIY Advent Candle
- A Reverse Advent Calendar
- Make an Advent Candle or wreath
- Our ultimate advent activity list
- Great Kids books for Advent and Christmas
- 24 homemade advent calendars
- Make an Advent Box
- Our Advent and Christmas Books