Alright… I recognize that this may be a bit late… considering that we only have a few days until December 1st, but if there are any advent calendar’s that you can make in only 1 night, this is the one! I really wanted an advent calendar that my daughter could enjoy, so I came up with this rustic advent calendar idea, and I LOVE it! You won’t believe how easy it is to make :)
Start by staining those four 30″ boards with dark walnut stain. This dark walnut is the most perfect rustic stain.
I wanted my advent calendar to sit flat on the wall, so I used my Kreg Pocket Jig. It’s the BEST way to attach boards – just drill into the holes on the jig and screw the boards together.
Once I had my boards attached, I stuck tacks into the edges to hold the jute string in place so that I could hang all of my beautiful chalkboard ornaments.
The chalkboard tape at the top is the perfect addition to let you get creative! Draw a picture, post a Merry Christmas message, or show off a simple Christmas count down like I did.
As we take the ornaments down, we can take turns writing on them or drawing pictures. I helped my daughter put a couple pictures on these ornaments already :) Then you can use them as decor, or hang them all over your rustic Christmas tree!
I plan to replace all of these empty clothespins with Christmas cards as they start rolling in! Maybe I’ll share that on my Instagram page later in the year.
If you love a touch of rustic in your decor, take a look at these mini pallet Christmas ornaments too :)