For some reason, my last minute ideas are always the best. Ha! I work better under pressure lol.
Just this afternoon while I realized that tomorrow is the 1st of December and I completely forgot to put together our Christmas Countdown Calendar, this super fun and an easy idea came to mind. I had some of the stuff I used at home, but you can complete this fun Advent calendar with a trip to The Home Depot and Target for less than $15 and 15 minutes. Sounds good? Yeah!
What you need:
- 3 – 1″ dowel
- stain (optional)
- Holiday clips ( mine were from Target)
- Scotch permanent mounting squares
I had a few dowel pieces cut and stained ( I use them for my macrame hangings), but you can grab a few dowel pieces, cut them to the length you wish and stain them with the color you prefer. I used red chestnut on mine.
Cut the permanent mounting squares into small pieces and attach your dowel pieces to the wall. I used a level to make sure that my dowels are straight.
Then cut some smaller pieces of the mounting squares and attach the holiday clips to the dowel pieces.
Easy-peasy, right? As you see my dowel pieces were not the same length, but you can cut yours to be the same length for all pieces.
And now, click on the link below to download your mini trees, cut them into little squares, write your daily fun activities to the back and clip them up!
How easy it is guys!
Once you download your cards, print them multiple times, number your cards and clip them!
I can’t wait to open each cards with the boys and have many fun activities down in the next 25 days.