If you love this amazing pre-Christmas period of excitement like we do here at Shelterness, you’ll love an idea of making an advent calendar even if you haven’t made one before. It’s a good thing for both kids and adults, it can be very variative and in any shape, color and look. Today we are sharing advent calendars that are tree-based or shaped as trees, take a look and get inspired!
For the young and the young-at-heart, nothing quite tops the anticipation of Christmas morning. What’s more fun than counting down the days with an advent calendar? This one is easy to make and you can reuse it year after year, and it can be used as an alternative to a Christmas tree, too. The piece is made of wood and is decorated with colorful ornaments for some days. Mark your favorite days to cover the whole tree with ornaments!
If you feel like crocheting, if you are familiar with some techniques, this tutorial is for you. Inspired by beautiful holiday decor found in Scandinavia, the simple, geometric trees and matching cross-stitch numbers of the Scandinavian advent calendar let you crochet a statement piece for holiday decorating. Once you’re done, you can fill each of the 24 pockets with candy and other surprises to build anticipation for Christmas Eve.
The holidays can be all-consuming. They are already creeping into November, and if you are anything like me, you might already have the itch to get out your festive decorations. Today, we teamed up with some other amazing bloggers to share holiday projects that can be completed in just half an hour! We decided to make an adult advent calendar, because counting down to Christmas isn’t just for the kiddos!
If you love eating all the chocolate ones before Christmas, and there’s enough chocolate make a cool advent calendar with them. Here’s an advent tree with chocolate and felt covers on them, the tree is painted on a plywood piece and some chocolates hidden with felt stars, balls and other items. This is a pretty cool pre-holiday decoration or an alternative wedding tree.
Here’s a cute and easy DIY chalkboard advent calendar you can make from strips of balsa wood, chalkboard paint, and some mini silver ornaments. Children can add one ornament to the tree each day of December leading up to Christmas. Leave a basket of the ornaments by the tree and each day of December before Christmas the child can add one ornament that has the date’s sticker onto the tree!
This tree-shaped advent calendar is an upcycling project, each tin contains a daily chocolate treat and a cheesy Christmas joke to hopefully make your kids smile. You may also fill the cans with little toys, various rhymes, book pages and some game ideas if you want. Be creative and shape your calendar as a Christmas tree.
Combine beautiful holiday papers with lovely fake foliage and blooms to create a present filled Christmas tree countdown calendar. This is a Christmas tree with shelves for gifts or any things that you can place into boxes. Put chocolates, cards, game ideas, toys and other stuff into boxes and everyone around will be happy to open them up.
Here’s one advent calendar or tree idea of plywood, cardboard and some ornaments on the tree. The calendar itself is going down, there are felt pockets, which you may fill with anything you want. you may also do something different not using any felt and just hanging your tags or cards on the hooks on the tree. Read the tutorial and make your perfect advent calendar.
This fun and colorful calendar is a great idea for Christmas and it’s super inspiring. This piece is a painted or printed Christmas tree with some tags attached with clips, all the tags and clips are of the same style to make the calendar more stylish. The tags contain family photos and offers what to do during the day before Christmas, each day a different pic and a different activity. Enjoy!
Time of the years to take out Christmas decorations and start counting down the days until Christmas night. This little advent calendar is composed or little packages that shows off a Christmas tree shape. Pack some gifts, candies, animals in packages and put a star on every bag! Your Christmas tree advent calendar is ready! On December first you can start open a bag to discover which little surprise is inside!
This modern wooden tree advent calendar is fun for the kids because they get to add an ornament to the tree everyday, and fun for me because it is just so pretty to look at. While it does take a little bit of wood work to make this tree, the only power tool that is needed is a miter saw. Make it colorful and fun, let your kids fill it as they want.
If you are a sucker for rustic decor, make this cool tree-shaped advent calendar with burlap pockets. Each pocket or bag is filled with various stuff, from toys and ornaments to candies and cookies, fill it as you like and Merry Christmas!