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Wall Mounted Advent Calendar!!!

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Learn how to make a DIY wall mounted advent calendar that will be treasured by your family for many years.

Rustic Advent Calendar. Wall Mounted Advent Calendar perfect for a Rustic Christmas. Makes a great keepsake Christmas Decoration and a fun way to countdown to Christmas.

I’ve been buying chocolate advent calendars for years, however I never display them because they are tacky.  

We usually hide them on top of the fridge and take them down each morning for the girls to open their special doors and then we place the calendars back in their hiding spot.

However, this year we decided to put and end to the chocolate advent calendars, instead… we created our very own Advent Calendar.

Oh and not just an advent calendar but a huge 4 feet wall mounted advent calendar.

Rustic Advent Calendar. Giant Wall Mounted Advent Calendar perfect for a Rustic Christmas. This DIY advent calendar is over 4 Feet tall. Follow this step by step tutorial so that you can make one for your family! | thediydreamer.com

UPDATE – We painted our kitchen and our Rustic Wall Mounted Advent Calendar looks so good!

Wall mounted advent calendar with treat bags.
Rustic Advent Calendar. Giant Wall Mounted Advent Calendar perfect for a Rustic Christmas. This DIY advent calendar is over 4 Feet tall. Follow this step by step tutorial so that you can make one for your family! | thediydreamer.com

It’s really GORGEOUS!!

I wish I would have been able to take jaw dropping pictures, but there’s absolutely no sun today… just a grey snowy day.  Trust me, it’s a lot nicer than it seems in the pictures.  

I’m in AWWW every time I go in the kitchen and I see it mounted on the wall. 

The wall mounted advent calendar looks wonderful in our newly painted kitchen next to the wood window cornice we made!

Advent calendar hanging on the wall.

P.S. We made a new advent calendar this year!! We made a Fabric Advent Calendar with pockets!

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First Step: Gabrielle, Emanuelle and I started off by stenciling numbers onto 24 muslin bags.

Advent Bags

Supplies:

Stencil, red paint, green paint, foam brush, and muslin bags.

Instructions:

Step 1: Cut little pieces of wax paper to insert in each of the muslin bags. This is to prevent paint soaking through to the other side of the bag.

Wax paper inside advent bag.

Step 2: Place your stencil on your bags and use a foam brush to paint on the appropriate numbers.

Stencil over bag with red paint.

I painted the odd numbers in red and the even numbers in green.

And voilà, you have yourself some advent bags to put in little treats.

Numbered advent bags.

After the advent treat bags were finished, Sébastien and I started working on the advent calendar.  

The advent calendar is a very easy and quick project… which I LOVE!!  

Oh and Thank You to my Dad for coming over Tuesday after work to help me glue and attach the pieces.  🙂

Wall Mounted Advent Calendar

Supplies:

  • Wood (check cut list below)
  • Nails
  • 25 Antique Nails (or rusty nails)
  • Wood Glue
  • Hammer
  • Star of your choice. (The star I used was something I bought at a little store in Stowe, Vermont. It’s 12″.)
  • Felt Pads (what you put under chair legs)
  • Wine Corks (2)
  • Hanging Kit from hardware store
  • Christmas Ornament

Wood cut list:

  • 1x: 48″ long by 2.5″ wide
  • 1x: 32″ long by 2.5″ wide
  • 1x: 28″ long by 2.5″ wide
  • 1x: 24″ long by 2.5″ wide
  • 1x: 20″ long by 2.5″ wide
  • 1x: 16″ long by 2.5″ wide
DIY Advent Calendar hanging on a wall with measurements.

Instructions:

Step 1: Cut all your pieces of wood.

Wood pieces to make advent calendar.

Step 2: Hammer in your antique nails onto the 5 shortest pieces of wood. Make sure you leave them sticking out so you can hang your bags.

  • 3 nails on the first piece.
  • 4 nails on the second piece.
  • 5 nails on the third piece.
  • 6 nails on the fourth piece.
  • 7 nails on the fifth piece.
Antique nail on barn wood with hammer.
Barn wood with a nail attached.
Barn wood with three antique nails.

Step 3: Glue and nail each piece onto the 48” long piece of wood.  Make sure you place them all centered and 5.5” apart and that you go from shortest to longest.

Board with nails, glue, and nail gun.

Step 4: Read the instructions of your hanging kit and place the appropriate piece onto your advent calendar and the other piece onto the wall.

Heavy duty d-ring attached to the back of the advent calendar.
Heavy duty hook hanging on the wall.

Step 5: Turn over your advent calendar and place felt pads onto the back to protect your wall from scratches.

Felt pad attached to the back of the advent calendar.

Step 6: Glue two wood spools (or wine corks) onto the back of the 32” piece of wood. This is to prevent the advent calendar from swaying side to side.

As you can see, I also added a piece of white felt behind the wood spool to protect the wall.

Wood spool attached to the back of the advent calendar.

Step 7: Attach your star onto your advent calendar.

Star with hot glue.
Star attached to the advent calendar.

Step 8: Hang it up onto the wall.

Advent calendar hanging on the wall.

Step 9: Hang your advent treat bags and place your Christmas ornament onto the last nail.

Wall mounted advent calendar with treat bags.

Step 10: Put treats inside the advent bags.

DIY advent calendar with bags.

And, what do you think of it??

Wall Mounted Advent Calendar

Advent calendar with bags hanging on the wall.
Rustic Advent Calendar. Wall Mounted Advent Calendar perfect for a Rustic Christmas. Makes a great keepsake Christmas Decoration and a fun way to countdown to Christmas.

The girls are IN LOVE and they can’t wait to see what is in each bag!!

And I’m soooo PROUD OF IT!!!  It’s going to be something we’ll get to keep forever!!

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Have a FABULOUS day!!

Christine

DIY advent calendar with bags.

Wall Mounted Advent Calendar

Yield:
1
Prep Time:
5 minutes
Active Time:
2 hours
Total Time:
2 hours 5 minutes
Difficulty:
Easy
Estimated Cost:
Less than $40

Learn how to make a wall mounted advent calendar for your family. This DIY Advent Calendar is 4 feet tall.


Materials

  • Wood (check cut list below)
  • Nails
  • 25 Antique Nails
  • Wood Glue
  • Star of your choice
  • Felt Pads
  • Wine corks or wood spools
  • Hanging Kit from hardware store
  • Christmas Ornament
  • Advent bags

Tools

  • Miter saw
  • Hammer
  • Nailer
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Cut wood to size using a miter saw.
  2. Add nails to the shorter pieces of wood. Make sure to leave them sticking it in order to hang the advent bags. See notes below.
  3. Glue and nail each piece onto the 48” long piece of wood.  Make sure you place them all centered and 5.5” apart. Shortest to longest.
  4. Add d-ring hook on the back of the advent calendar and the hook onto the wall. Follow the instructions on the hanging kit packaging. Heavy duty d-ring attached to the back of the advent calendar.
  5. Apply felt pads on the back of the advent calendar. This is to protect the wall from scratches. Felt pad attached to the back of the advent calendar.
  6. Glue two wood spools on the back of each end of the 32″ piece. This is to prevent the advent calendar from swaying.
  7. Attach the star on the top of the advent calendar.
  8. Hang the wall mounted advent calendar on the wall. Advent calendar hanging on the wall.
  9. Add advent bags on each nail. Wall mounted advent calendar with treat bags.
  10. Insert treats inside the advent bags. DIY advent calendar with bags.

Notes

Cut list:

  • 1x: 48″ long by 2.5″ wide
  • 1x: 32″ long by 2.5″ wide
  • 1x: 28″ long by 2.5″ wide
  • 1x: 24″ long by 2.5″ wide
  • 1x: 20″ long by 2.5″ wide
  • 1x: 16″ long by 2.5″ wide

Nails:

  • 3 nails on the 16″ piece.
  • 4 nails on the 20″ piece.
  • 5 nails on the 24″ piece.
  • 6 nails on the 28″ piece.
  • 7 nails on the 32″ piece.

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