Making your own DIY advent calendar doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. With just a few printables and a little imagination you can create something that is perfectly unique and personal. Our DIY advent calendar download contains 25 printable number flags that you can use to create a beautiful calendar that’s full of personality, fun and excitement! We hung our pretty numbered flags from twine which we secured across an old thrift store picture frame with pins. We used tiny glassine baggies to hide dainty little gifts, treats and goodies for the family and pegged them to our twine with mini wooden clothespins. On the back of each numbered flag is a quote or phrase which is intended to encourage reflection, gratitude and mindfulness – perfect for this time of year! We are a little bit in love and we hope that you are too!

To make this beautiful DIY advent calendar, begin by downloading the PDF at the bottom of this page and printing the flags out onto cardstock paper. Trim the flags to size and fold them in half. String lengths of twine across your chosen frame and hang your flags at regular intervals. Next it’s time to get creative with the contents of your advent calendar. Choose small gifts or tasty treats for a grown up version, or include candy, stickers, buttons or fun erasers for child friendly version. However you choose to fill your DIY advent calendar, we would love to see pictures of your work. Share your pics with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #DIYDreamingWithLia. We will share our faves! Enjoy! ~ Lia