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9 display-worthy DIY Advent calendars

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9 display-worthy DIY Advent calendars

Once December hits, we’re in full Christmas countdown mode, from the catchy holiday jingles that ring out on the radio to the chocolate Advent calendars that we can’t wait to break into each morning (sweets for breakfast? We’ll roll with it). But if you feel like switching things up this year, ditch the pre-bought chocolate Advent and opt for one of these decorative DIY versions instead.

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9 display-worthy DIY Advent calendars

Lattice Advent calendar

This inventive Advent calendar by Lexy Ward of the lifestyle blog Proper is also super simple to create. Start by embellishing 24 muslin bags with craft paint, then number each with stamps and secure the bags to a white lattice using washi tape. Don’t forget to stuff the bags full of holiday goodies when you’re done! See here for detailed instructions.

Image by: Style at Home By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Ashley Swapp

9 display-worthy DIY Advent calendars

Birch branch Advent calendar

Stylist Tara Ballantyne is somewhat of a mastermind when it comes to DIY projects. This year, she's ringing in the holidays with a handmade Scandi-inspired birch branch Advent calendar. Learn how to make it yourself here.

Image by: Style at Home By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Jonathan Bielaski

9 display-worthy DIY Advent calendars

Dixie cup Advent calendar

Follow the footsteps of Toronto-based blogger Lucy Akins (the face behind the blog Craftberry Bush) and create a playful Advent garland. Start by covering Dixie cups in colourful construction paper and attach craft wire to each cup. Then use clothespins to hang all 24 from strips of festive ribbon. Find easy step-by-step instructions here.

Image by: Style at Home By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Lucy Akins

9 display-worthy DIY Advent calendars

Fireplace Advent calendar

This stylish calendar by Canadian decor blogger Jennifer Flores of Rambling Renovators has the power to infuse any space with character. The DIYer simply tied cotton bags to a piece of twine and strung the finished product along a fireplace mantel. The beautiful accent has already become one of her family’s favourite holiday traditions.

Image by: Style at Home By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Stacey Brandford

9 display-worthy DIY Advent calendars

Nature-inspired Advent calendar

Come winter, the more natural elements that decorate your home, the better. This bucket and branch Advent calendar by photographer Caroline Singletary will instantly warm up your space, especially if you fill each bucket with handmade Christmas ornaments and other rustic finds. See here for how to craft your own.

Image by: Style at Home By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Caroline Singletary

9 display-worthy DIY Advent calendars

Envelope Advent calendar

We’re already used to envelopes bearing gifts in one form or another, but rarely do we get to rip one open 24 days in a row. ‘Tis the time to start a new tradition with this elegant DIY Advent calendar from UK-based designer Veronika Pollard. Learn how to make it here.

Image by: Style at Home By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Veronika Pollard

9 display-worthy DIY Advent calendars

Tree branch Advent calendar

For a more whimsical take on the traditional Advent calendar, follow Vancouver-based designer Angela Robinson’s approach and create one using tree branches and handmade moss nests. As if that’s not imaginative enough, the designer buried bright candy-coated almonds inside each nest.

Image by: Style at Home By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Janis Nicolay

9 display-worthy DIY Advent calendars

3D Advent calendar

We admit it: sometimes the trickiest part about a DIY project is tracking down the proper supplies. Luckily, West Elm's Advent village has us covered. The kit includes 24 house- and tree-shaped boxes that just need to be glued together. The result? A fabulously festive Christmas decoration. 3D Advent Village, West Elm, $31.

Image by: Style at Home By: Brittany Devenyi Source: West Elm

9 display-worthy DIY Advent calendars

Burlap tree Advent calendar

Don’t have time to fashion together an Advent calendar? Purchase one that boasts the same handmade look instead. This burlap tree option from Pottery Barn doubles as a stunning Christmas adornment that will add simple holiday style to your space. Burlap Tree Advent Calendar, Pottery Barn, $82.

Image by: Style at Home By: Brittany Devenyi Source: Pottery Barn

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