Last year, I made an Advent calendar from a couple of issues I found at distinctive sales.
This year, I was inspired to make a new 1.
The season is not crazy enough with no a ton of projects added to Orren Ellis the mix. 😉
I was inspired to make this Advent calendar by a box of goodies I bought at a church sale. This box of location card holders was 25¢. I couldn’t pass it up. I didn’t know what I was going to do with them when I purchased them but when I began brainstorming new Advent calendar tips, I knew exactly what they would grow to be.
(You can discover related holders here.*)
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Somebody hot glued plastic apples to these holders.
I didn’t believe it was going to be difficult to take them off, but they had been a pain to get off!!!
I wanted something straightforward so I went with 5 rows of five.
I painted the board a light gray color and distressed it a bit. Then, I attached the location card holders with construction adhesive.
I made modest cones with burlap and hot glue and place them inside the location card holders.
I picked up these numbered tacks at a different church sale. I thought they had been tacks, but they say “window markers”??? I don’t even know what that is, but they appear just like tacks and considering the fact that there have been 25 of them, I knew they would be excellent for some Christmas project.
This DIY Rustic Advent Calendar was that project.
(I found some white numbered tacks* on Amazon that would be super cute too if you wanted to make your personal Advent calendar.)
I can’t tell you how fascinating it is for me to have a project come collectively with diverse pieces I have picked up right here and there. I normally assume projects like this are meant to be.
I place small treats in the calendar for this image, but I will be adding other items to it when December 1st comes. (I didn’t want to ruin it for the little ones as well early 🙂 ).
The burlap cones are small which is good since I don’t have to fill them with tons of factors. That is not the explanation for the season. Many of these cones will be filled with little notes of factors we will do as a family all through December (movie night, hot cocoa evening, Christmas cookie evening, and so on.). There will be some treats and small trinkets as nicely, but I like to keep it simple and extra about why we celebrate the most magical time of year.
Do you have an Advent calendar or Christmas countdown? What kinds of factors do you place in yours?
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