I love this DIY Advent wreath craft the entire family will love made with our printable wreath decorations. One of my favorite childhood traditions was getting a Christmas Advent Calendar each year. This year we are making our own homemade Advent wreath together.
How to Make an Advent Calendar Wreath
Counting down to Christmas is a tradition I now do with my own children. They love their own Advent Calendars and our family DIY Christmas Countdown wreath to celebrate the holiday season.
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Supplies Needed to Make Advent Calendar Printable Craft
- Wreath Form – I used a 12″ wood form (you can also use cardboard)
- Wooden Clothespins – 50-90 (depending on wreath size)
- Hot Glue or Tacky Glue
- Craft Paint (enough to cover one side of wreath form)
- Washi Tape
- Free Advent Wreath Printables (see below)
Directions to Make An Advent Calendar Wreath
- Layout wreath form on a flat surface and line up clothespins around the form. Find a pleasing amount. Not too close and not too far away from each other.
- Taking approximately a 6″ piece of Christmas Washi Tape; center on top of the clothespin.
- Press the Washi Tape down firmly on clothespin and tuck under both ends. Press down the tape all over.
- Paint the wreath form. Let dry. Once it is dry, lay out the clothespins in a pattern you like. Line up the edge of the clothespins with the edge of the inner circle.
- Hot glue or tacky glue the clothespins in place. Continue all the way around the wreath adding glued clothespins.
- You can mix and match the direction of the clothespins if desired. Or keep them all one direction.
This wreath is so simple to make, but it is super cute and an exciting way to keep the festive mood going this entire Christmas season! Plus, this is a great way to keep your kids from asking, “How many days till Christmas.”
Because they’ll be able to count down with various Christmas activities to do as a family.
Advent Wreath Printable Craft
Print the Advent Printables Decorations
I recommend printing the Christmas Countdown PDF on card stock. Print the paper flowers on regular printer paper.
Decorating Your Advent Calendar Wreath with Printables
- Cut out the Christmas Countdown banners – there are two colors to choose. I decided to layer them and use both.
- Find where you want to attach and add a dot of glue to each end.
- Layer a cardboard snowflake if you want on top of banner ends.
- Cut out the paper flowers. You do not need to be exact. It will look like a shabby paper flower and will look adorable either way!
- Starting in the center of the flower, roll the paper around until it is the size flower you want.
- Add a dot of glue to the end of the paper flower to hold together. Decide how many flowers you want to add to the wreath.
- Mixing small and large blooms together.
- Add glue to the back of the flowers and attach to wreath.
Ta-Da! Look what a festive Christmas Advent Calendar you made! It’s decorated and beautiful!
Finishing Up Your Advent Calendar Wreath
Free Advent Wreath Printables
Finishing Your DIY Advent Wreath Craft
- Print the Advent pockets – page 1 and 2.
- Cut out all pockets and assemble.
- Cut out, fold on white lines, fold tabs to the back and glue to create a tiny pocket.
- Add slips of paper with your Christmas activities.
I can’t wait to use the Christmas Countdown Calendar in a few weeks to celebrate the joys of Christmas and the meaning of the season.
Need Inspiration on what activities to do with your family…
Christmas Activities & Countdown Fun from Kids Activities Blog
- More count down to Christmas fun for kids.
- Fortnite Advent calendar…yep!
- Costco’s dog Advent calendar that has treats for your dog every day!
- Chocolate Advent calendar…yum!
- Beer Advent calendar? <–Adults will love this!
- Costco’s wine advent calendar! <–Adults will love this too!
- My First Advent Calendar from Step2 is really fun.
- What about a slime Advent calendar?
- I love this sock Advent calendar from Target.
- Grab the Paw Patrol Advent calendar!
- Check out these Advent activities calendar.
- We love this book advent calendar! Let’s read a book a day in December!
- We also have 40 Christmas treats you can make together!
- We have 100s of Christmas activities for families to do together.
How did your Christmas advent wreath craft turn out?