Roundup: 14 Modern DIY Advent Calendars and Holiday Countdown Projects

created at: 11/28/2012

I'll be honest, I prefer that my DIY projects and crafts be heavy on the modern side of things. Sometimes it's hard to find ideas that are easy to make, affordable, and super contemporary. BUT! It can be done! Even the most ubiquitous Christmas craft, the advent calendar, can be turned into an aesthetically pleasing design object. Here are 14 examples that are sure to fit in with modern homes of all types!     

created at: 11/28/2012

1. Craft Box Pin Board Advent Calendar

2. Modern Plywood and String Advent Calendar

3. Paper Mountain Advent Calendar

created at: 11/28/2012

created at: 11/28/2012

4. Recycled Packaging Advent Calendar Sculpture

5. Tied Up with String Advent Calendar

6. Reclaimed Wood Advent Calendar Tree

created at: 11/28/2012

created at: 11/28/2012

7. Photo Puzzle Advent Calendar

8. Colorful Boxes Advent Calendar

created at: 11/28/2012

created at: 11/28/2012

9. Colorful Punch Board Advent Calendar

10. Advent Activity Calendar with Free Printable Number Tags

11. Modern Branch Advent Calendar

created at: 11/28/2012

created at: 11/28/2012

12. Modern Boxes Free Printable Advent Calendar

13. Christmas Houses Free Printable Advent Calendar

14. Geometric Advent Calendar with Free Printable Templates

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Annie on Dec 03, 2012:

How fun! I purchased this lovely one on esty this year! I'm so excited! http://www.etsy.com/listing/115230805/advent-calendar-printed

Linda on Nov 29, 2012:

Those are so fun! If I only had the time... I feel like I barely have time to wrap the presents! I'm very much a Gift Bag type of gal.

Þórunn Hilma on Nov 28, 2012:

I love nr. 1... thank you for the ideas :D

CapreeK on Nov 28, 2012:

Take out your holiday rage, Chris!

Chrisjob on Nov 28, 2012:

Punchable?! Oh my. 
That one, please.

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