DIY: New York City Advent Calendar

We’ve got advent calendars on the brain today and here’s one you can quickly put together today just in time to crack open the first box tomorrow. All you need are matchboxes and our free New York City-themed printables. Let the holiday countdown begin!

homemade advent calendar

Click through to download our free advent calendar printable

• NYC advent calendar printable
• 24 matchboxes (sized 2 1/4″ L x 1 3/8″ W)
• Double-sided tape or glue
• Scissors or paper cutter
• Advent fillers

diy advent calendar


1. Print the NYC advent calendar download and cut out each rectangle.

2. Glue or tape to the top of each matchbox.

3. Fill with treats and festive bits and display standing up or attached to a board or heavy piece of paper.

free advent calendar
advent calendar diy

Design: Kirsten Bingham

Find more of Melanie on her blog.

  1. Christy

    This is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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