Advent calendars are an age-old Christmas tradition that are fun for all ages. Ever year, we create a design or two to put a fresh and fun spin on this classic concept. This year, designer Krista came up with this cute-as-can-be hanging DIY advent calendar village. After you’ve assembled this design, fill each box with surprises to be unveiled every day of December. A fun alternative is to leave the twenty-fifth box open for Santa to fill the night of the twenty-fourth — your little ones will love it!
To assemble your advent calendar, simply download either our SVG or PDF files. (Use SVG if cutting with a cutting machine or PDF if cutting by hand.) Krista used text weight versions of all of the papers listed, but she recommends cover weight if you want your advent calendar to last for seasons to come. Cut out your calendar according to the template. If cutting with a scissors, you will probably want to use an X-Acto blade to cut out the finer details such as the stars and windows. Using a glue dot roller or a glue stick, glue your calendar pieces together. Attach each paper house to baker’s twine and hang along a stick, as ornaments on a Christmas tree, or anywhere else of your choosing.
- Curious Skin by Paper Papers in Emerald and Red
- Poptone by Paper Papers in Pink Lemonade, Spearmint and Whip Cream
- FAV Shimmer by Paper Papers in Pure Gold
- Bakers Twine
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