It's Not Too Late to Make An Advent Calendar - But Almost!


Sorry this is a bit soft - as soon as they are open again, I will replace this!

As you no doubt have figured out by now, I am crazy about Advent Calendars! And I have just figured out that I must have a collection because as of today I have accumulated and made a total of 10 Advent Calendars!

Apparently I just can't get enough of opening little windows!

And now I am being mercilessly tempted again to indulge - look at all these beautiful and adorable Advent Calendars waiting for your votes on the Spoonflower Advent Calendar Kit contest!

Pop over right now and vote for your favorites - I am sure you will find more than one to love!

And next Wednesday, November 23, check back for the winner! Or better yet, sign up for an account at Spoonflower and you will get an e-mail announcing the winner!

Whatever your plans for marking off the days from December 1 to December 24, there is not much time left - 13 days - that's all!


My first!  I made the calendar based on the calendar I made Diane in 1970.  Most of the ornaments were made by Diane and me.  The 12 on the outside edges were added last year so I could include the 12 Days of Christmas.

So here are links to a few of mine and some of my favorites. If you are making an Advent Calendar this year, please do add a link to your own tutorial in comments on this post.

Giant Advent Calendar using beautiful saved Holiday cards

Printable Magnetic Fridge Advent Calendar

Edible Gingerbread House Advent Calendar

Mini Pinata Advent Ornaments

Icelandic Wooden Advent Tree

And some of my favorites!

I love this for introducing children to relatives they are unlikely to see often.

Quilters will love this one from Sew mama Sew

Brilliant and beautiful Candy box Advent Calendar from That Artist Woman

Fabric cone Julekalendar from Pickles

I think this idea could be adapted beautifully to make a Denim Advent Calendar

Beautiful Felt Tree Calendar from Stitch Craft.

Always loved this one from Purl Bee - you could literally leave it up all year!

While Wearing Heels shares beautiful templates for making Felt ornaments here, here, and here.

Martha's Baby Sock Advent Calendar is still one of my favorites for a garland type calendar.

Don't Forget Story time Advent Calendars! I love how these books are wrapped.

This is my favorite place to shop for totally gorgeous and magical paper Advent Calendars

I love Advent calendars! I

I love Advent calendars! I like to make a new one each year. I'd love to make one with felt ornaments for next year.

Added by Pam.  Louise shares her how to for making an expanding pocket Advent Calendar.  I love this one because it is big enough for wrapped gifts!

This has been some week of

This has been some week of posts!!!
Thanks for all the ideas and your work!
Now I am in the swing of things and ready
for the holiday season to begin!

Every year growing up we had

Every year growing up we had Advent calendars. But can you believe I've never made one!

I love advent calendars too!

I love advent calendars too! Thanks for all the links. I always feel like we need a new advent calendar each year.