Countdown To Christmas Calendar

8 Materials
$25
3 Hours
Medium

I've been playing around with my WORX MakerX wood/metal crafter since I got it. I made this cute Rustic Christmas Tree Sign last week and this week I put together the cutest countdown to Christmas wood advent calendar! Let me show you...

Sign

I started with a wood board that was 20" x 21" I actually already had this piece left over from another project. I had stained it with a Kona/ Classic Gray combo but any stain color would work for this Advent calendar.

I painted the outside edges of my board with a light coat of white paint for a little detail.

Making The Number Ornaments

To make the countdown to Christmas numbers I used 2.5 inch natural wood slices.

First, I hand wrote out the numbers 1-25 with a pencil.

Next, I used my wood crafter tool to burn in the numbers on the slices.


You don't need to burn your numbers to do this project- I think using a paint pen would look great too!

Finished Numbers
Adding Snowflakes

On the back side of the number ornaments I wanted to add wooden snowflakes. The unfinished snowflakes come in a bag with lots of shapes to choose from.

Finished Ornaments

I gave the snowflakes a quick coat of white acrylic craft paint and glued them on the back side of the wood slices.


AS I WAS GLUING ON THE SNOWFLAKES I TRIED TO VARY THE DESIGNS ALONG THE WAY.


The bag of wood slices came with cute red & white string for hanging the ornaments. I thought it would add a little pop of festive color to my sign.

Adding Hooks To The Board

Now it was time to screw in the hooks to the board. I started the first row of hooks 2 inches from the top.


I MEASURED 4 INCHES BETWEEN THE ROWS OF HOOKS. THERE ARE 5 ROWS BOTH DOWN AND ACROSS

After I marked all 25 spots, I went back and screwed in the hooks . I used 1 inch right angle hooks. ( I bought the hooks, wood slices, and snowflake ornaments from Amazon)


Tip: I wore thin work gloves to save my fingers! The metal was killing me as I was screwing the hooks in!!

Put The Ornaments On

I stapled on a short piece of nautical rope to the top of the sign so I could hang it...plus it is a strong material to use that can hold the weight of the wood.

I hung the numbered ornaments onto the hooks and found a place to hang it up.

I usually use Monkey Hooks to hang up things in my house; I love them!!

Finished Countdown To Christmas Calendar

Now we are ready to start the Countdown To Christmas!! I think we all need something to look forward to this year!!!

You can check out more of my festive ideas for the holidays right HERE.

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  • Lindsay Hardy Camp
    Lindsay Hardy Camp
    on Nov 21, 2020

    Love this! So cute - could be adorable to arrange the ornaments in a tree shape too!

  • Cindy Quinn
    Cindy Quinn
    on Dec 5, 2020

    I did something similar to this a few years ago and we use it every year now. I let the grandkids put whatever day it is on the tree. It turns out so pretty at the the end of the month, when the last one is hung they get so excited!!!!

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