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How To Make a Holiday Advent Calendar


How To Make a Holiday Advent Calendar

Advent calendars are a decorative and fun way to add excitement and anticipation to the upcoming holiday season. Make one using the board you’ve already prepared, a few decorative ornaments, and paper tags. Download a PDF version of this project.




Step 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.

Step 2: Add the nails

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

Step 3: Add the dates

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

Step 4: Hang the ornaments

Now it’s time to add the ornaments. Simply attach the ornaments using ribbon in sequential order on your calendar and it is ready to be hung.