Making your own advent calendar is a great way to keep Christmas more sustainable and to create a tradition for you and your nearest and dearest! Filling your own advent calendar with treats can also save you money, or what a fabulous gift to give to another family! We've rounded up a selection of fabulous festive calendars for you to try, no matter what your craft speciality!


Festive Creations Nordic Advent Calendar

Check out the amazing free PDF templates and SVG files to make your own version of this cool contemporary advent calendar from the latest issue of Papercraft Essentials


Noel Pocket Advent Calendar

Create an advent calendar like no other with these fabulous festive stamps originally found inside issue 204 of Papercraft Essentials. This option is super quick and easy!


Made To Surprise DIY Advent Calendar

Craft expert Sam Calcott is on hand with a fantastic video tutorial showing you how to create this candy striped 3D advent calendar! Follow along and add some sparkle to your festive décor!


Matchbox Christmas Calendar

Mel Jess shows you how to transform matchboxes into a stacked advent calendar to fill with treats - all you need is your favourite festive paper pad! Download the free digi stamps from the link below to complete the look!


Premium members - grab your free digi stamps from issue 48 of Creative Stamping here!

Enter our Simply Cards & Papercraft Advent Calendar Challenge for your chance to feature in issue 224


Snowman Advent Calendar

Celebrate the countdown to Christmas with this sweet snowman Advent calendar. Download your template follow the link and find the instructions for this project inside free The Ultimate Christmas Sewing Book.


Stocking Advent Calendar

Originally featuring in Love Sewing 33, this fun take on the classic advent calendar is perfect for using up scraps! We hope you've been good this year! Please be aware this download is for the pattern templates only.



This delightful knitted advent calendar featured all the way back in issue one of Knit Now magazine! To celebrate ten years of Knit Now, we've uploaded this issue to read now! Check it out and access the chart to create your very own heirloom advent wall hanging.


Crochet Society Advent CAL{endar} 2021

Did you know that Crochet Society has launched an advent calendar for 2021? 25 Gifts, 25 Balls of Yarn, and 25 Days of Crochet Along!


This stunning crochet advent calendar includes 25 drawers for you to open each day, bringing you a beautiful ball of 100% acrylic yarn (33g each) plus an additional treat inside. Use your goodies to create a fantastic blanket pattern designed by Rosina Plane.

The lovely eco-friendly storage unit can be used all year round by simply turning the drawers around to reveal a new design.

With the purchase of your calendar, you will receive daily emails giving you access to Sarah-Jayne’s video tutorials and pattern reveals, so you can crochet along with the group and learn stitch techniques and tricks.

PRE-ORDER now so you don't miss out!

Happy crafting,