Twelve Days of Christmas in July - Day 5: Advent Calendar Ideas

One of my favorite holiday traditions is the advent calendar. In addition to the Christmas book advent calendar, we like to have another countdown-to-Christmas type activity calendar.

The thing about advent calendars, however, is that they do take some planning. So take a look at these unique advent calendar ideas and start planning for December.

Spool Advent Calendars

Cathe at Just Something I Made shares this advent calendar made with wooden spools. She includes free printables along with different options for displaying the spools. I love the garland made with spools and beads.

Simple Gift Bag Advent Calendar

The beauty of this one is it's simplicity and I love how it looks. Organize & Decorate Everything shares this stunning display of a very simple idea. Of course it helps to have a great spot to display all these bags. Start searching now for a deal on bags and number stickers and you will be all set come December.

Toilet Paper Roll Advent Countdown

Start saving toilet paper rolls now so you can make this beautiful countdown calender from Maya Made. These toilet paper rolls were spray painted--how cute is that--so you could make this any color or theme you choose.

Matchbox Advent Calendar

This cute advent calendar from The Craft Patch is made with matchbooks and a cookie sheet! This looks so easy to make and it turned out beautiful!

Start planning now to get your project ready in plenty of time for the December countdown!

Check out the Twelve Days of Christmas in July linky party for more great advent calendar ideas!