It is Advent calendar time! Last year, I made a DIY Rustic Advent Calendar and this year, I made a Fabric Advent Calendar from my latest curbside rescue!
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I found a beautiful old mirror and this frame on the curb. I cleaned up the mirror and am still trying to find the perfect place to hang it. I didn’t have a plan for the frame until I started thinking about an Advent calendar. I wasn’t planning on making one this year, but my creative juices started flowing and I knew I could make this curbside frame a DIY Advent calendar in no time.
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Supplies Used To Make This DIY Fabric Advent Calendar:
Canvas Stockings (other shapes found here.)
Then, I cut the wire mesh to fit the back of the frame and used a staple gun to attach it. We added scrap wood around the edge of the mesh so it wouldn’t scratch the wall it hangs on.
Once I had all that done, I added the numbers to the gift tags and stockings. I used number stamps and a red ink pad to do this. Green ink would be pretty too. I didn’t stress about getting the numbers perfectly straight. I just took my time and they came out pretty good.
I was going to use small clothespins to hang the tags on the wire mesh, but since the gift tags came with string, I decided to just add red and white baker’s twine to the stockings and hang them all on the mesh using the string. I evenly spaced out the tags by tying them every four squares on the mesh.
*I picked up the canvas stockings at Michaels on Black Friday. I couldn’t find them online to give you the direct link. They have some other great options online though. If you like the stockings, I would head to your nearest Michaels store.
This DIY Fabric Advent Calendar is too cute!!!
And to think….. it all started on the side of the road!
I like the difference between the tags and the stockings. I bought 24 stockings, but decided to switch them up at the last minute.
I like the little hints of red and white with the “Park Bench” green color. Very festive.
This frame was not pretty when I picked it up, but after the paint and the wax, you can really see all the details it has.
Another DIY Advent Calendar in the books. This year, we are going to fill the 25 days with events, experiences and acts of kindness.
Do you have an Advent Calendar each year?
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