DIY Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar

November 22, 2017 separator tutorial

DIY Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar

I’ve never been more excited to countdown the days until Christmas than this year.

Cricket is too young to know what’s going on, of course, but we’re so excited for every little detail this year—cutting down a Christmas tree, picking out gifts, hanging stockings!

This advent calendar is one we’ll use for years, I hope. The ornaments are perfect for hiding little surprises to make the countdown to Christmas even more fun for little ones.

DIY Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar

DIY Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar

DIY Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar

Supplies

DIY Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar - Supplies

Instructions

DIY Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar

1. Mix one part paint with one part Mod Podge, and spread a generous spoonful into one side of an ornament.

Snap the two halves of the ornament together, and shake it until it’s thoroughly coated in paint inside.

Open it and set the halves on scrap paper to drain excess paint.

DIY Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar

2. Stick a number onto each ornament, alternating the colors.

DIY Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar

3. Drill a larger hole halfway (or all the way, if it’s easier) through the wooden beads so that they slide over the top of the ornament.

DIY Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar

4. Tie a piece of yarn through the ornament top, and the thread a wooden bead over the yarn, covering the top.

DIY Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar

5. Drill five evenly-spaced pilot holes and screw cup hooks into the bottom of the frame.

DIY Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar

6. If you’re using vinyl and a cutting machine, add the text to the glass, and place a colored paper into the frame with the glass.

DIY Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar

7. Tie loops in the top of the ornament yarn, and hang five from each cup hook. Trim the yarn to slightly different lengths to stagger the ornaments a bit.

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