Wood Stick Advent Calendar

Countdown the days before Christmas with this festive and colorful advent calendar!


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Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2.

Print the provided template on card stock and decorate each day using different craft supplies. To download the template, click the “Template” button above.

Step 3.

Cut out each day of the calendar. Set aside.

Step 4.

Glue (10) groups of (2) jumbo wood sticks together. Line them up next to each other to make sure they are all the same length.

Step 5.

Using (4) groups of the jumbo sticks from Step 4, create a diamond shape. This will be the frame of the calendar.

Step 6.

Using (3) groups of jumbo sticks from Step 4, evenly space the sticks across the frame and glue each end.

Step 7.

Using the remaining sticks from Step 4, create a lattice pattern by laying them in the opposite direction of the sticks from Step 6. Glue down.

Step 8.

Glue a mini clothespin at every intersection of the lattice. You will need (25) clothespins.

Step 9.

Spray frame with white Simply Spray® project paint. Let dry.

Step 10.

Cut a red fuzzy stick in half. Loop as shown and glue to the top of the back of the frame.

Step 11.

Clip each day to the calendar.

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