DIY Advent Calendars
Discover our exclusive collection of DIY advent calendars to turn your favourite memories into a stunning addition to your Christmas decor. The 24 envelopes can be displayed using our festive ribbon to create a truly unique Christmas countdown, revealing 24 of your favourite photos day by day.
How to make your own advent calendar
Start by choosing from our four stunning DIY advent calendar designs, with a choice of motifs for the front of the cards inserted into the 24 envelopes. You can then personalise the back of these advent cards with the photo or message of your choice. Upload your 24 photos into the editing tool and then drag & drop them onto the cards in the order of your choice. Alternatively, opt for text fields to add an inspirational message or an IOU note for a Christmas treat. You can transform these messages into anything from your Christmas preparations as a family to a treasure hunt for the kids to find their advent treats hidden around the house. On receipt of your personalised advent calendar, you can insert your photo cards into the kraft envelopes that are designed to slip onto the festive ribbon provided. There are a host of ways you can make your DIY advent calendar truly your own and we can guarantee that your family members won't be able to wait to discover what is hiding in each envelope!
Ideas for displaying your DIY advent calendar
These DIY advent calendars have been designed with your creativity and space in mind, with plenty of different options for turning them into a stunning display. If you have the wall space, the easiest option is to turn your 24 advent calendar envelopes into decorative bunting across one or multiple layers, spacing the envelopes out regularly along the ribbon provided. Alternatively, you can slip a piece of ribbon through the pre-punched hole in each envelope to attach them to a range of supports such as a metal grid, your decorative notice board or even your Christmas tree! You could even split up the 24 envelopes between different display boards, one for each of the kids so they know in advance who gets to open an envelope each day! Happy Christmas crafting!
A reusable advent calendar for a new family tradition
Our elegant DIY advent calendars are designed to be reused year-on-year to help you and your family create a new advent tradition. The 24 kraft envelopes and the festive ribbon have been carefully selected for their durability and can be used to recreate your advent display each December. We offer advent calendar refills to allow you to update your DIY advent calendar envelopes with new photos and messages, helping you to celebrate and relive new memories year after year. You can even get creative in reusing the polaroid-like photo cards far beyond Christmas. Why not turn them into photo bunting using string and mini wooden pegs or simply add them to a wooden photo block or clip and rotate through your favourite memories month by month. The options are endless!