TGIF! I am so happy to see the weekend strolling in. It’s been an insane week around here and while I will have to do some work this weekend, there is a light at the end of the tunnel — THANKSGIVING, which in turn means Christmas festivities will soon begin! So, let’s celebrate by taking a look at my very FIRST advent calendar.
Woodland Inspired Advent Calendar
If look closely, you can see a teeny tiny sneak peak at my holiday entryway — which I’ll be sharing with you Monday. Anywho, this is the first time EVER that I’ve done an advent calendar. Phew — they’re a wee-bit of work, but maybe that was the perfectionist in me.
I had seen so many of them on Pinterest and was inspired by a couple of the over-the-door shoe storage organizer advent calendars. So, I thought I would do one with a Woodland theme and I think it turned out fantastic (in my humble opinion).
Supplies I used for my Advent Calendar include:
Over-the-Door Shoe Storage (I used this linen one).
Printable Number Tags (below)
Lots of Ornaments (birch, embroidery hoops, etc)
Chalkboard Wood Tag
Vintage Playing Cards
Number Rubber Stamps
Clothespins (small and large)
Scrapbooking Mixed Media
Kraft Pillow Boxes
I tried not to put gifts in the pouches that had ornaments, so they (the ornaments) would be the festive gift for the day. I used tissue paper in those pouches as filler.
Layering was fun — like this music paper tag paired with the birch ornament. I glued on one of Tim Holtz Metal Plaquettes.
Keeping the treats/gifts simple is key — I used candy, notepads, twig pencils, tissues, gift cards (small amounts). It does take time to gather everything and put it all together, but it’s going to be fun to use it. Have you done an advent calendar before?
Here are two sets of printable number tags that you can use to create your own calendar — one is with red colored numbers and the other is black. Print them on white or kraft card stock — or any color for that matter! Each have numbers 1-24. There are four to a sheet, six sheets in total for each set. Mix and max, cut and layer!
PRINT RED (VARIETY) PRINTABLE NUMBER TAGS
PRINT BLACK PRINTABLE NUMBER TAGS
*Please Note: All printables and downloads designed by Live Laugh Rowe are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not alter the file or claim it as your own. This file is not intended for resale, nor are the printed versions of this file.
I hope you’re feeling inspired! Be sure to share some of your advent calendar ideas in the comments. I always love hearing from YOU! Happy Creating, friends!
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