Welcome back to day 3 of our 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! Today it’s all about Advent Calendars. One of my most favourite memories when my kids were growing up. As soon as December 1st rolled around, out would come our advent calendar! The kids would come bursting into my bedroom every morning busting to hang the next decoration on our advent calendar! Boy, do I miss those days!! Today I’m sharing How to Make a Double-Sided Farmhouse Christmas Advent Calendar.
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It’s Day 3 and we are sharing DIY Christmas Countdown Calendar Ideas!
How to make a Double Sided Farmhouse Christmas Advent Calendar
- 1 x Pine or if you don’t have time to make one you can find them over in my SHOP or come along to one of our workshops to make one!
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Either Bayberry, Cranberry or Raw Silk
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Chocolate
- Advent Calendar Stencil – I cut mine from Vinyl but this one from Amazon would work too or stickers.
- Our Nest Stencil – Again I made mine from Vinyl but this one from Amazon would sure fo the trick.
- Foam Wedge
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Beeswax
- Paint Brush
- 25 small black tacks
- 12o grit sandpaper
- Tree sprig
- pip berries
- nail gun
Step 1 – Give one side of your advent calendar a coat of your favourite colour using your brush. As it is drying make your wreath. Cut your tree sprig to 5cm and glue gun the ends together. Twist around some pip berries and glue a jute bow at the top. Set aside. Apply a second coat of paint and let dry.
Step 2 – Using your sandpaper distress your advent calendar to your liking. Align your stencil on your advent calendar and use painters tape to secure into place. Pop out some white or cranberry paint pending on what colour you painted your advent calendar. Then start stencilling. Let dry. Then again distress to your liking.
Now for the other side
Step 3 – Flip over your advent calendar. Mix up some chocolate and water in a plastic cup, then using a lint-free cloth gently wipe the chocolate stain over the wood. Let dry. Grab your Our Nest Stencil and fix in place with painters tape. Using raw silk and foam wedge pounce away. Let dry and then remove the stencil. Distress to your linking.
Step 4 – Wax to seal both sides of your advent calendar. Grab your hammer and nail in your tacks. I just eyeballed it but if you don’t feel comfortable doing so, use a ruler and mark out where you would like the nails to go.
Then all you need to do is hang your wreath all ready for December 1st!
Then when it’s not Christmas you get to flip your advent calendar and enjoy a Farmhouse Our Nest Sign all year round!
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