Friday, November 30, 2012

Head Over Heels DIY Friday: Wood + Yarn Advent Calendar Plus Freebie!

Happy Friday!  This week's DIY is this fun wood and yarn Advent Calendar Creation!
Here's what you'll need: Wood board (mine was 15" x 19"), yarn, scissors, sewing thread, and small nails.
Start by marking the position for your nails and hammer them in.  I made mine in a triangular tree shape with two smaller trees inside.  Once your nails are in place, start wrapping the yarn around each nail to make your shape.  Make sure to pull it very tight and tie a knot close to one of the nails so it is a little hidden.
Then, do the same thing with the sewing thread but go around the shape twice pulling it VERY tight.  The yarn and thread will help hold onto your advent numbers (you'll see when we get to that step).
You will do those steps two more times, or as many as needed depending on the size you want.
 The last step is adding in your numbers!  I made some numbers with fun frames and printed them out on cardstock paper.  I included those numbers as a FREEBIE at the end of this post :)
 Then you're decorative Christmas countdown is complete!
Pretty easy right?  Here's that FREEBIE if you'd like, just click to open it, print and cut out the numbers for your advent calendar.  Again, it will work best if you print them on cardstock paper.
Are you Head Over Heels for this DIY too?

What did you think of my DIY Advent Calendar? 
Are you going to make or use an Advent Calendar this Christmas in your decor?

Have a great weekend everybody!  Alex and I are cutting down our Christmas tree tomorrow! Eeeeek! I can't wait to decorate!

2 comments:

  1. That is a great project! No advent calendar at my house, (the dogs and cats wouldn't understand the concept at all) but it is a very cute and unique one.

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