I’ve been playing around with my WORX MakerX wood/metal crafter since I got it. I made this cute Rustic Christmas Tree Sign last week and this week I put together the cutest countdown to Christmas wood advent calendar! Let me show you…
How To Make A Countdown To Christmas Wood Advent Calendar
I started with a wood board that was 20″ x 21″ I actually already had this piece left over from another project. I had stained it with a Kona/ Classic Gray combo but any stain color would work for this Advent calendar.
To make the countdown to Christmas numbers I used 2.5 inch natural wood slices ( link ). First, I hand wrote out the numbers 1-25.
Next, I used my wood crafter tool to burn in the numbers on the slices.
You don’t need to burn your numbers to do this project- I think using a paint pen would look great too!
I have to say it’s pretty fun using the MakerX wood crafting tool!
The Finished Numbers
I gave the sides of the board a quick coat of white paint.
Adding The Hooks
For my board I started the first row of hooks 2 inches from the top.
I measured 4 inches between the rows of hooks. There are 5 rows both down and across
I am using 1 inch right angle hooks.
Drilling pilot holes first made it easier to screw in the hooks.
I wore thin work gloves to save my fingers…the metal was killing my fingers!!
The finished sign has 25 hooks that are equidistant (OMG, I never thought I would get to use geometry terms in real life!!)
Adding The Ornaments
On the back side of the number ornaments I added wooden snowflakes.
The unfinished snowflakes come in a bag with lots of shapes.
I gave them a quick coat of white acrylic paint, then hot glued them on.
As I was gluing on the snowflakes I tried to vary the designs along the way.
The bag of wood slices came with cute red & white string for hanging the ornaments. I thought it would add a little pop of festive color to my sign.
Finished Wood Advent Calendar
I stapled a piece of nautical rope to the back of the sign to make a sturdy hanger. I use Monkey Hooks to hang just about everything in my house…I love those things!!
Now we are ready to start the Countdown To Christmas!! I think we all need something to look forward to this year!!!
You can check out more of my festive ideas for the holidays right HERE.