Hi everyone! Hope your holiday season is off to a great start. This week I’m bringing you one of my favorite Christmas projects I’ve ever designed! It’s a Christmas Countdown Calendar / Advent Calendar that looks like an adorable miniature fireplace and mantle, complete with hanging miniature stockings!
Click the image below to watch the tutorial:
This calendar uses blocks to count down the days, and has the capability to start the countdown as far back as 32 days before Christmas.
- Card stock (you’ll definitely want to use thicker, heavier paper for this project – thin paper won’t work right) You’ll need 4-5 colors of paper.
- Strong glue (I used both hot glue and Tombow mono liguid glue)
- Scoring tool or bone folder
- Letter & number stickers, or cut out ones with a die cutting machine (or you can just hand write everything – I used my Cricut machine to cut the letters and numbers out)
- Metal brads (optional – use them to hang the stockings from)
Have a cutting machine? The SVG file of this project is available here in my Etsy shop!
Click here to view & print the patterns:
Block pattern (you’ll need to print two of these):
Fireplace patterns (use same color for both):
You’ll also need to cut a piece of card stock to the size of 5.5″ wide x 9″ tall.
You’ll need to put the following numbers on the blocks:
Block One: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Block Two: 0, 1, 2, 6, 7, 8
The 6 will need to be able to look like a 9 when flipped over.
Let me know if you have any questions, and please tell me if you made it 🙂
Note: This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not sell what you make from this file, altered or unaltered.