Advent Calendar Tutorial
Since today is December 1st, I thought I would share something special to start the month off.
Growing up I have such fond memories of going to my grandparents & opening up each day of their advent calendar. The excitement of what was under each number is still so fresh in my mind. I wanted to give my children the same opportunity that I had growing up.
I saw a super cute idea on Pinterest, so I thought I would tweak it for my own.
Here is what I came up with..
Frame–bigger than 8×10 works better
Jute or string
Cutting machine–or you can hand cut them
To start, I simply painted the frame green, then glazed it. You will notice that the frame I used is not the frame I initially started with. I tried to make the smaller frame work, but it was just too little for this project.
For the little cards, I used my Cricut to cut them out, but you could also cut a basic shape if you don’t have a cutting machine. I cut the numbers & red vinyl using the Cricut as well.
I printed off all the activities from my computer, then glued them to the back. I found some good ideas here.
To finish, hot glue the jute on the back of your frame, using the correct spacing, then attach your clothespins & the cards.
It’s really that easy!
And now I have some very excited little ones who can’t wait to see what the card will read each day! And that is exactly why I made this. 🙂
Originally posted 12/1/2011