Christmas Countdown Fireplace Advent Calendar Papercraft Tutorial

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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 video 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
  • 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 for this project is available for purchase – click the folder to the right.

Click here to view & print the patterns:

By using these patterns, you agree to the terms outlined here

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 I’d love to hear if you made it 🙂

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