Happy (almost) Friday! Is anyone else glad it’s the weekend? To tell the truth, my husband and I have been working so hard lately, Saturday and Sunday mean just more of the same, but saying TGIF makes us happy anyway.
I don’t normally post on Fridays, but it may become a new thing for me. See, this little blog of mine is undergoing a few minor tweaks. I’m monetizing more by placing ads in my sidebar, doing some sponsored posts, and making my Retail Therapy Thursday posts more frequent. I will most definitely be keeping this kind of content relevant to Home Made Modern; but, to make some more room for original posts, I may visit with you more often on Fridays. So hi! How the heck are ya?
Anyway, I just finished making an advent calendar for Christmas, and thought I’d share it with you. It was super easy, you guys. And it cost about $12. I found the empty wooden frame for a buck, which definitely made this craft worth trying. Here are the other supplies you’ll need:
DIY Advent Calendar
Nap Rating = 2 naps
Tools & Materials
- Empty frame
- Cardstock tags
- Mod Podge or white glue
- Fine glitter
- Foam brush
- Number stencils
- Eye hooks
- Picture wire
- Wire clippers
- Mini clothespins
- Number each of the 25 cardstock tags you’ll need with stencils. I used some from the Martha Stewart line at Jo-Anns (pictured above) because they stick in place. Put the stencil where you want it on the tag, then brush it with some Mod Podge using the foam brush.
- Immediately peel off the stencil, and shake on some glitter. Shake off the excess.
- Repeat these steps for all 25 tags.
- Decide how many rows of tags you need to evenly space your tags within the frame.
- Screw a set of eye hooks into the back of the frame for each row of tags you have.
- Using the wire cutters, cut as many lengths of picture wire as you will have rows, leaving enough excess to twist around the eye hooks.
- Stretch the picture wire between each set of eye hooks and twist the ends to secure.
- Thread the ends of a ribbon through the top set of eye hooks on both sides of the frame and tie the ends in secure knots.
I hope you like my version of an advent calendar! It won’t be long before we’re counting down the days! Have a great weekend…