15 Fun DIY Christmas Countdown Ideas

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What activities or festivities do you do to welcome Christmas? An idea would be to give simple gifts to each other until the 25th arrives. Another one is doing a fun DIY advent calendar. What I am trying to say is that you do not need to buy expensive things to do a Christmas countdown. In fact, here are 15 easy and fun DIY Christmas countdown ideas you and the whole family can do! 

15. Free Printable 25 Days of Christmas Activities Book

Countdown to Christmas with these fun Christmas activities for families all put together in one simple printable 25 days of Christmas activities book! Each day pick one of the four Christmas activities as you celebrate the holiday all month long!

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14. Homemade Advent Calendar – Kids Christmas Countdown

Looking for an easy Homemade Advent Calendar you can make at home? This DIY Advent Calendar For Kids is super easy and affordable! It makes the perfect Kids Christmas Countdown!

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13. Countdown to Christmas Free Printable

Who remembers getting SO stinkin’ excited for Christmas day when they were a child? Christmas was and still is, my absolutely favourite time of year. As soon as December rolls around, I can feel the holiday spirit pushing its way into my being. Give me alllllll the Christmas music, lights and festivities!

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12. DIY Advent Calendar

A fun, easy DIY Advent Calendar to count down the days until Christmas.

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11. DIY Cheap Advent Calendar

When I was little, I remember we did an advent calendar leading up to Christmas. I grew up in a Lutheran church, and advent was a very important season. I always really enjoyed doing the advent calendar, especially because I got a piece of candy every night! What can I say, I love sweets!

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10.  25 of the Best Decorated Christmas Sugar Cookies

Were you a fan of my 25 Days of Christmas Cookie Tutorials I posted earlier this season? If so, you’re in luck! I have put together this post of 25 of the best decorated Christmas sugar cookies so that you can find all of the tutorials in one place!

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9. Super Simple Advent Calendar

This is the easiest Advent Calendar Idea that I have done to date and I love it. It is great for the “uncrafty” amongst us, or those with little time.

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8. DIY Reusable Advent Calendar

Have you ever bought one of those Lego Advent Calendars? My boys loved opening them for several years but as they got older, they weren’t as keen on the little Lego figures and sets as much. I wished there were other options or that I could just fill it myself with more personalized gifts. That’s when I had the idea to make this DIY Reusable Advent Calendar using the inside of the Lego one. So keep reading to see how easily I customized it!

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7. Christmas Bucket List Printable and More Ideas!

Christmas Bucket List Printable: A fun way to come up with new ideas for the holiday season with this free printable!

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6.  25 Days of Christmas STEM

It’s here, December. Time to be full on Christmas season. My kids are super pumped and ask constantly how many more days til Christmas. So we are counting down my very favorite way, with STEAM activities. And you can too. Let’s do it.

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5. Countdown To Christmas: DIY Paper Christmas Advent Calendar Village

Celebrate the month of December with this DIY paper Christmas advent calendar village! The countdown to Christmas day has never been so fun.

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4. Christmas Countdown Ornament

If you’ve been in the Christmas ornament aisle at your local craft store, you know there’s quite a selection of chalkboard ornaments. After making the Christmas Countdown Sandwich Board, I thought a Christmas Countdown Ornament would be great, too. I knew I didn’t want a perfectly round one because it would be hard to write on and harder to read. I chose the “squished”, round one. Mine was already painted black with chalkboard paint, but you could easily paint a clear one yourself, or paint any ornament with a flat enough surface. Any way you chose to do it, it’ll be fun for the kids to change the number each day.

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3.  4 in 1 – Easy DIY Advent Calendar Idea

Sooo, it is time again for me to guest post over on the lovely Party Delights Blog! Today, I am sharing this super simple “4 in 1” DIY Advent calendar idea. It is super easy to prep and once you have it “set up”, you can use it again and again year on year – and each year “vary” how you display it, depending on your fancy. Here is a sneak peak of this super easy advent calendar idea.. do head over to Party Delights for full info, plus handy links of where to purchase the bits and pieces you will need!

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2. DIY Photo Advent Calendar

As you know, we are a big fan of DIYs here on Red Ted Art.. and when it comes to the Christmas season, there is nothing better than personalised and homemade Christmas. When it comes to the kids’ advent calendars, I know that they are always sent a simple chocolate advent calendar by a relative of ours… so I like to come up with something a little different for them myself. As the kids get older and busier with school, I find we have less time for “activity” calendars, which we loved doing when they were little (a craft one day, baking the next, story the 3rd etc perfect for DIY Advent Calendars). So when Photobox challenged me to come up with a photo DIY, I knew what I wanted to do.. especially once I saw their fabulous retro prints – a Photo Advent calendar.

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1. Easy DIY Advent Calendar with Ribbon and Burlap: #12MonthsofDIY

Have you ever wanted to make your own advent calendar? Growing up, Christmas wouldn’t have been the same without our chocolate calendars, you know, those little chocolate-filled plastic molds that we had to rip the cardboard square to get into?

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