Celebrate the joy of the holiday season with these creative Christmas countdown crafts and DIY Advent calendar ideas.
Christmas Countdown and DIY Advent Calendar Ideas
The first few weeks are a magical time. It’s not just about presents and treats. Advent season has arrived. Holiday gatherings fill the calendar. School break is in sight.
The anticipation at this time of year is palpable. Embrace the anticipation with a project that the whole family can get involved with by making one of these Christmas countdown crafts.
There are so many unique ideas to choose from: signs, advent calendars, candles and other creative crafts for counting down to Christmas give you plenty of options to try a new idea every year.
Even if it’s mostly you doing the work, you might want to allow the little helpers to participate in your craft. They will feel SO accomplished once it’s finished!
Christmas Countdown Crafts
1. DIY Christmas Countdown Sign
This cute Christmas countdown sign from Craft Box Girls is picture-ready and the kiddos will be eager to flip the date everyday waiting for their favorite winter holiday.
2. DIY Christmas Countdown Candle
Who knew a Christmas countdown craft could be so simple and elegant? This DIY Christmas countdown candle from The Merry Thought comes together in no time. Just print the calendar on sticker paper and apply it on a glass candle.
3. Christmas Countdown Grain Sack Bags
Add a touch of rustic décor for the holidays with these gorgeous Christmas countdown grain sack bags from Tidbits. You can fill the bags with small gifts to keep your kids and family happy while waiting for Santa to arrive.
4. Fence Board Chalkboard Christmas Countdown
If you love a good repurposing craft and you have some scrap wood boards available, this craft is for you. I am sure the little ones will be so happy using this tree-shaped Christmas countdown sign from Marty’s Musings.
5. DIY Christmas Countdown Sign
Sometimes a simple craft can deliver big results. Make this DIY Christmas countdown sign from The Girl Creative using two wood shims. Give it a paint job, and apply the vinyl design made with your Cricut or Silhouette machine.
P.S. – I’m a big fan of wood shim crafts, and this one is no exception.
6. Christmas Countdown Calendar With Cricut
If you have a Cricut machine, half the job is already done for you with this easy Christmas countdown calendar. Hey Let’s Make Stuff provides the free calendar SVG, so you just need to put your cutting machine to work!
P.S. – Looking for more holiday crafts to make with your cutting machine? Here are my favorite FREE Christmas cut files.
7. Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar
Get crafty with colorful paper, and make a festive Christmas light Advent calendar. You can pop a small candy inside each light to enjoy each day.
8. Christmas Ornament Bulb Countdown
This craft project makes my neutral-loving heart skip a beat, although you could make this in any color theme you like. Make this ornament Christmas countdown canvas, and choose to add an ornament or remove one each day until the big day.
9. DIY Christmas Tree Countdown Sign
Rustic décor and the winter holidays go together like peanut butter and jelly! If you’re up for a quick craft using your electronic cutting machine, try this simple yet gorgeous Christmas tree countdown sign from Burton Avenue.
It’s perfect for the kids to keep track of the Christmas countdown and serves as seasonal wall art too.
10. Minimalist Brown Paper Advent Calendar
This Minimalist Advent Calendar is such a great way to celebrate each day of the season. Write an activity inside each piece of paper for the family to enjoy each day.
11. DIY Christmas Advent Calendar With Mini Planted Trees
Is this DIY Christmas advent calendar unique or what? Feel free to fill each pot with activity ideas or small treat for your child and let the fun begin!
12. DIY Countdown Blocks
Staining and painting wood blocks is not difficult at all and totally worth it to make these Christmas countdown blocks from Our Handcrafted Life. Since it has a chalkboard area, and a classic design, this craft can be used to countdown for any other holiday or event.
13. Countdown Calendar With Dollar Store Supplies
Transform a Dollar Store wooden frame panel into a glamorous Christmas countdown calendar that will pretty up your home for the holidays. Putting it together is an effortless job, and you can paint the calendar in whatever color you like best.
14. Tree Shaped Wood Christmas Countdown
If you like the look of wood countdown signs this post from Crafted By The Hunts offers two different versions you can choose from: a rectangle one and a Christmas tree-shaped one. They’re both equally stunning and would make the perfect addition to your holiday decor.
15. Pizza Pan Countdown Clock
Grab a metal pizza pan and transform it into a Christmas countdown clock craft using chalk paint and a free printable template. This fun dollar store craft is perfect for counting down to Santa’s big visit.