35 DIY Advent Calendars to Make Now So You're Ready for December

It's not even Thanksgiving yet and my three-year-old is already asking me if Christmas is here yet. I'm sure I'm not the first parent who has had this problem, and this is why I think the advent calendar must have been born—so that parents everywhere can have some peace during the twenty-four days (or more) until the big day is here. So here is my gift to you—thirty five of my favorite DIY advent calendars, from the simple to the complex, from the modern to more traditional. Pick your favorite and make one today!

1. Giant Advent Calendar DIY: Oh Happy Day
2. Toilet Paper Roll Advent Calendar: Morning Creativity
3. Paper Packages Tied Up with String Advent Calendar: Silly Old Suitcase
4. Give Thanks Fall Advent Calendar: Whatever Dee Dee Wants
5. DIY Christmas Forest Advent Calendar: A Lovely Lark

6. Printable Box DIY Advent Calendar: Hey Look
7. Envelope Advent Calendar: Sarah & Bendrix for Houzz.com
8. Punch Board Advent Calendar: You Are My Fave
9. Paper Mountain Advent Calendar: You Are My Fave
10. Geometric Advent Calendar: Sanae Ishida

11. House Advent Calendar: Mokkasin
12.DIY Punch Box Advent Calendar: Studio DIY
13. A Cone-iferous Advent: FamilyFun Magazine for Spoonful
14. Felt Advent Calendar DIY: Rachel Denbow/Smile & Wave
15. Paper Box Advent Calendar: Ali Edwards

16. Advent Calendar Iron-On: Oh Happy Day
Forest Advent Calendar: Snug Studio
18. Snowflake Christmas Countdown: Eighteen25
19. DIY Advent Garland: The Daily B
20. Fabric Pocket Advent Calendar: Pinja Colada

21. Mini Tree DIY Advent Calendar: Oh Happy Day
22. DIY Advent in a Jar: Poppytalk
23. Dyed Advent Calendar: Griottes
24. Christmas Countdown DIY Advent Calendar: The Marion House Book
25. Fabric Cone Christmas Calendar: Cirkus

26. Wooden Houses Advent Calendar: Sugar & Charm
27. Hanging Chalkboard Advent Calendar: Hank & Hunt
28. Falling Stars Advent Calendar: Design*Sponge
29. Night Shift Advent: Titatoni
30. Countdown to Christmas: Simply Stamped

31. DIY Advent Calendar: Inspired to Share
32. Family Tradition Christmas Book Countdown: Simple As That
33. Paper Bag Advent Calendar: A Merry Mishap
34. Baby Sock Advent Calendar: Jedi Craft Girl
35. Stocking Advent Calendar: Trillium Design

Updated and re-edited from a post originally published 11.15.13 - CM

(Image credits: Chiara Alberetti Milott; Erlend Johansen; Maartje; Lorajean Gudmundsen; Lauren Hufnagl; Michaela; Veronika ; Melanie Blodgett; Sanae Ishida; Sophia; Kelly Lanza; FamilyFun Magazine; Rachel Denbow; Ali Edwards; Amanda Jane Jones; Snug Studio; Rebecca Cooper; Gina DeMillo Wagner; Pinja Colada; Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day; Rachael Smith; Emilie; Emma Reddington; Filippa Asved; Sugar & Charm; Jenny Batt; Design*Sponge; Renaade; Maile Belles; Colleen; Jennifer Hagler; Jedi Craft Girl; Trillium Design)