DIY Christmas Advent Calendar

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‘Tis the season to DIY! Today I’ll be sharing a great holiday DIY project that we made – it’s perfect to count down the days until Santa arrives! This DIY Christmas Advent Calendar is the perfect solution and gives kids something to look forward to every day of December. You can make it in an afternoon by choosing your favorite colors and patterns and filling each slot with your kids’ favorite candy! Make some magic happen this holiday season with this cool Christmas craft idea that helps to ring in Christmas Day! Keep reading to find out how to make this awesome project! Happy crafting and happy holidays!
tan_edit_bcb_9840Supplies: 2′ x 2′ Piece Card Board | Americana Multi-Surface Satin paints in Turf Green and Gold | 25 clean, empty K-Cups | Cardstock | 1-25 number stickers 1″ tall | Paintbrush | All Purpose Glue | Candy of Your Choice | 2″ Hole Punch | DecoArt Value Kraft Snowflake Stencil

 

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Step 1 : Arrange the cups in the shape of a Christmas tree on your piece of cardboard. Draw a rough outline of the edges and cut with an exacto knife.
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Step 2 : Paint the cardboard with Americana Multi-Surface Turf Green. Allow to dry.tan_edit_bcb_9891
Step 3 : Now add glue to the bottom of each cup and place them onto the cardboard.tan_edit_bcb_9866
Step 4 : Stencil snowflakes onto white cardstock. 
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Step 5 : Take your hole punch and cut out 12 circles from the cardstock you stenciled and punch 13 out of another Christmas pattern. We went with a plaid pattern.tan_edit_img_9744
Step 6 : Glue your numbers onto the circles and fill your cups with candy of your choice. 
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Step 7 : Glue the circles onto the top of each cup. Enjoy!

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I hope you all enjoyed today’s project! This is such a fun recycled project that is perfect for this time of year. Please leave a comment and tell me what your family does for an advent calendar?
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Rachel Hensley

Hey guys, I'm Rachel Hensley. I have always loved crafting, and as I grew up I fell in love with DIY. I love making fun and unique projects, and I hope to encourage and inspire people with the work that I do.

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