Let the countdown begin.
The lead-up to Christmas is half the fun of the holiday. Advent calendars help you count down the days—and sometimes reward you with a sweet treat—but instead of buying the same, store-bought version every year, try out one of these DIYs. You'll be able to reuse many of these over the years, and you'll be surprised at how creative you can get with them. Besides, they'll make the fun holiday tradition even more special. Whether you want something totally kitschy, or something a little more elevated, you'll find it in this round up of fifteen DIY advent calendar ideas.