DIY Advent Calendar

DIY Advent Calender

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What You'll Need:

A cork board (or two that can be glued together) Numbers stencil Paint Fabric Small clothespins (qty 25) Ribbon Paintbrush Scissors Candy, trinkets or other small gifts (qty 25) Push-pins or Pin nails (qty 25)

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STEP 1. Trace the numbers 1 - 25 across your corkboard with the stencil and then fill them in with paint. Set aside and allow to dry.

 

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STEP 2. Paint the clothespins and allow them to dry.
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STEP 3. Cut 25 pieces of ribbon that measure about 6" long.

 

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STEP 4. Cut 25 ovals out of the fabric. The size will depend upon what kinds of treats or trinkets you need to wrap.

 

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STEP 5. Plan out the order of your daily gifts.

 

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STEP 6. Use the ribbon to tie up each gift.
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STEP 7. Pin your daily gifts below each calendar date.

 

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STEP 8. If you used two cork boards like we did, glue the boards together and hold while the glue sets.
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STEP 9. Glue ribbon across the top of the corkboard to create a border. You can write a message with paint pens or fabric paint on the ribbon.
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STEP 10. Hang and enjoy opening a new gift each day in December!

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