Miniature Fireplace Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar!

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.

Materials:

  • 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
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • 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)
  • Pencil
  • 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:

Stocking patterns:

Stockings 2 of 2

Stockings 1 of 2

 

Block pattern (you’ll need to print two of these):

Block 1 of 1

 

Fireplace patterns (use same color for both):

Fireplace 2 of 2

Fireplace 1 of 2

 

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.

 

Merry Christmas!

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.

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DIY Advent Calendar – Countdown to Christmas

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

 

In this video tutorial, we’re creating a fun Advent calendar to countdown to Christmas with!

 

 

Here’s how it works: there are 25 cards (you can place a written message inside each one, such as a fun Christmas activity idea, bible verse, etc.). Each card has a number on one side, and a section of a picture on the other. Start with all the numbers showing, and starting on December 1st, turn over one card each day. By Christmas, the picture will be completely revealed!

For this project, I created a picture of a Christmas tree using paper, but you can also use a photo instead! Just go to a printing place and print a square picture that is sized 12″ x 12″. Then just follow the rest of the steps.

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

Merry Christmas!

Feel free to comment if you have a question 🙂

 

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