advent calendars that double as decorations

advent calendars that double as decorationsWhat’s better than one gift?  A whole bunch of gifts!  That’s what makes advent calendars so special – they literally are the gift that keeps giving.  These DIY advent calendars go even further because they double as decorations.  Not only will you be giving a thoughtful gift but these advent calendars will look great on display as simple yet stylish Xmas decorations.

Many of these DIY advent calendars are reusable too.  Even if not as advent calendars, they can be used as festive decorations year after year.  Once made, you’ll have lovely countdown gift to display on your walls, mantle, dining table or anywhere that needs a bit of festive decor.

7 DIY advent calendars that double as decorations

DIY advent calendars that double as Christmas decorations

How stylish is this simple advent calendar garden?  These mini trees are planted in mini pots and will look great as a dining table centrepiece on Christmas day or for any gathering during the festive season.  Once the season is over, you can easily save these little pots and trees and re-use them next year.  And this DIY Christmas advent calendar couldn’t be easier to make.


easy DIY advent calendar decor

This minimalist advent calendar is quick to make and it looks so festive on the wall.  It’s made with popsicle sticks and faux greenery which means you can re-use it as Xmas wall decor year after year.  It’s so simple yet so stylish and is as pretty as a holiday garland but without the added effort.  Find out how to make this advent calendar.


wooden advent calendar diy

When it comes to advent calendars that double as decorations, a simple Christmas village scene is so festive.  These DIY wooden houses are very minimal yet perfect to decorate a mantle or any countertop that needs some Xmas decor.  The addition of a few fake trees and reindeer complete the look.  You could add a string of fairy lights too.  Find out how to make this diy wooden advent calendar.


branch advent calendar diy
This simple advent calendar is another one that will add a beautiful holiday vibe to your walls.  And as you can see it’s so easy to make.  Using a branch as a hanger is such a simple way to add greenery to your walls.  If looks like a wreath but you don’t actually have to make a wreath!  And after the advent envelopes have been opened and removed you can leave this branch on the wall as is or add a few baubles if you like.  Find out how to make this branch advent calendar.

mini wooden tree advent calendar

This tree advent calendar will make a great table decoration on any countertop – dining table, mantle, windowsill or anywhere!  I love the natural look of the wood and paired with a bit of greenery, it’s a simple yet stylish decoration.  This is of course one you can keep and re-use for years to come.  You could also switch it up a bit by painting some of the trees in muted greens or monochromes.  Find out how to make these mini advent trees.


advent calendars that double as holiday decor

Mini little bottle brush trees perched atop glass bottles – how cute is that!  Once again these will make the cutest table decorations.  I especially love the idea of displaying a whole bunch of them on a coffee table or a mantle.  This is another advent calendar that can be re-used.  I want to mention the filling for this one because it’s so thoughtful and unusual.  If you want to find out more and find out what the filling is, check out the tutorial for this bottle brush advent calendar.

make your own advent calendar ideas

Last but not least is this wooden cone advent calendar.  Another one that can be used to decorate your walls.  Or you could even hang these as tree decorations – just add some string and you’re good to go.  Once again the natural wood look has been enhanced with some sprigs of greenery, making it feel very festive.  Once the holidays are over, these cones can be put away until next year when they can be re-filled with different gifts and decorated with different greenery.  Find out how to make this cone advent calendar.

Which one is your favourite?

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