DIY Candle Advent Calendar

Hey friends,

Today it’s time to officially start the (pre-) Christmas madness here on the blog! While preparing for Christmas we make ourselves comfortable & gradually get everything in order for the festivities. I’m sure it’s similar for many of you as well, and for me advent calendars haven always been an important part of this special time – even at the age of 27 I definitely do not feel too old for it, after all, there are so many great calendars to buy (like the wine advent calendar got myself as a treat)  ♥.

Self-made calendars are also a big thing for me – Mr. Zebra can look forward to 24 small surprises, picked just for him. And to round things off, I have prepared this small, very minimalistic calendar
for our apartment, which should help us to celebrate the time we spend together, getting cosy on the couch. For as nice as the little presents behind the doors of an advent calendar are, time together is the most precious thing we can give all year but especially in the run up to Christmas. The advent calendar consists of 24 small, simple white candles, numbered from 1-24  and this way turns into a very relaxed Christmas countdown – I’ll show you how it’s done:

DIY Candle Advent Calendar

Yield: 1 advent calendar
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Let's celebrate the holiday season in a relaxed way: candle by candle Christmas will come a bit closer!


  • 24 small candles
  • 1 waterproof pen
  • 1 nice jar or small vase
  • 1 candle holder


  1. Lay the 24 candles in front of you and carefully label with the pen with numbers 1-24.
  2. TIP: For a consistent placement, it is best to lay a 'comparison candle' next to the new candle to determine the correct position for the next number.
  3. Let the writing dry and then place in a nice container. Decorate it nicely together with the candle holder and your advent calendar is ready!

I hope you like the reduced, clean style of this advent calendar as much as I do and maybe you even get a chance to recreate it last minute! If so, please show me pictures of your version ♥

Stay sweet & HAPPY CRAFTING!

xx Kristin

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