Wood Advent Calendar with FREE Printables!

Hey friends!

Hope everyone is having an awesome Thanksgiving break!  I am here today to share a quick and cute advent calendar I made!  This also makes a super cute Christmas Card display!

Here is how it turned out…

This is so simple to make!  I made mine during yesterday’s nap time!

I started with 2 – 1×3″ furring strips from Lowe’s or HD.  These run under $2 a piece.  Here are my dimensions…

For those of you that don’t have a saw…  This is one you need to have.  You can EASILY cut this project and so many others on our site using this.  Cheap and easy… Promise!

That’s a stocking stuffer gals!  Come on… You will thank me!  This is a perfect ‘craft’ saw, and you would be shocked at how many projects you can do with it!

To paint my advent calendar, I used the method below!  Just click on the photo to take you to the post where I give a full tutorial on it.

Once it was dry I finished up!

I decided to hang little bags on each of my clips!  I will be filling each bag with small goodies for all the kids…  Fun small candy, stickers, and treats.

For the numbers, I decided to print them on my computer!  I made them printables for you!!

Print Advent Numbers 1-15

Print Advent Numbers 16-25

I found my punch on Amazon!  Here is the link below!


That’s it!   I have mine sitting by our fireplace, and I love it!  So cute!  Want to see a few more pictures??

Hope you love it!

I would love for you to share and PIN this advent calendar below!

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  • Jessie Tennis

    I am not seing the link to the whole punch :(

  • Holly Dean

    not seeing a link or an actual saw listed in the tutorial….. can someone help me out?

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  • Becca @ Live Simple Natural

    Wow, this is SO pretty! I love it!!

    I used the free printable numbers to make a simple advent calendar and linked to your site so others can enjoy them too. Thanks!


  • Crystal

    LOVE this!! Making it as soon as I can get to Lowes:o) Found it through Pinterest! Thanks for sharing!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rebekah.saffert Rebekah Mae Saffert

    So yeah… Planning my next trip to the lumberyard! EEK I LOVE YOUR PROJECTS!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sharon.mobley.9 Sharon Mobley

    Love this! I might make one to hold Christmas Cars to display them!

    • http://www.facebook.com/karie.dawley Karie Dawley

      That is a very good idea too!!

  • Kellie Smith

    OMGOSH!!!!!!!!! What a WONDERFUL project!! Thank you so much for sharing! You never cease to amaze me with your ideas and talent!

  • Alisha P

    Oh that is SUPER cute!! There’s not much that you make that I don’t find cute though haha! ;) Thanks for the adorable idea, and have a great Thanksgiving!

  • http://twitter.com/TumblrFurniture Ira Morse

    What a great ideas for craft in Christmas! This is the best way to count down until Christmas.

  • Janet

    What a great idea! I can imagine the anticipation that would build in my kids over the month, so anxious to know what is in each little sack. Thanks for sharing. :)

    • julie

      what is in each little sack?

  • http://www.facebook.com/virginia.fynes Virginia Fynes

    LOVE it! Pinned it! Will make it!

  • Jeanne W.

    I LOVE this!! Loveitloveitloveit. I think of of it as an advent Christmas Tree. The shape and the top decoration. Definitely. It’s on the list to make.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jill.rueblukins Jill Rueb Lukins

    This is awesome!! As always, thanks for the idea! I will definitely be making one :)