How to Make a Holiday Advent Calendar

Under 2 hours

Countdown to Christmas with this DIY advent calendar

Advent calendars are a decorative and fun way to add excitement and anticipation to the Christmas season. Make one using a craft board you’ve already prepared, a few decorative ornaments, and paper tags.

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WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT

1
Measure your boards

• Lay the board flat, and lay the yardstick across the board.
• Make marks at 4, 8, 12 and 16 inches with the pencil.
• Continue to do this across each board.

2
Add nails

• Nail one nail in each of the spots you have measured and marked.
• You should end up with 24 nails in total.

3
Add dates

• Use the paper key tags to add dates to the calendar.
• Write out the numbers 1 through 24 on the tags.
• Attach the tags to the ornaments to coordinate with each day of Advent.

4
Hang the ornaments

Attach the ornaments using ribbon in sequential order on your calendar and it is ready to be hung.