Happy last day of November! How can this be?? This year has flown by, so before we start December, I thought I’d share a little advent calendar I whipped together last year. And it didn’t cost me a penny!
Around this time last year I decided to make a fun little advent calendar using only items I had on hand. Lucky for me, I never throw anything away, including scrap lumber. So, I raided the stash of scrap trim from the garage and a few wooden clothes pins. This is where I started…
I cut each piece using a hand saw and sanded the edges. I glued each branch to the trunk of the tree and then tacked it on the back to secure it.
For the clips I used standard wooden clothespins.
To make the star, I pulled apart eight clothespins and removed the wire clip. Then I glued the pieces back to back, opposite of how they came originally, like so.
I then glued four clothespin pieces together to begin the star.
Then I glued the remaining pieces together and topped it off with a pearl button. Easy!
Then I painted it white.
Here is the whole advent tree put together.
To make the numbers I printed them on the computer then used a decorative punch to cut them out. I then glued the numbers to small brown gift bags that I purchased at Michael’s.
And a close up of the numbers…
This is the finished advent calendar. I gave it to my fairy god-daughter last year. I hope she will use it for years to come!
Does your family use an advent calendar? If so, what kind? Did you make your own? Do tell! I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo Dell