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DIY rustic advent calendar (that also doubles as artwork!) to count down the days until Christmas

How to make a rustic advent calendar

Photography by Jodi Pudge Author: Sarah Gunn

DIY & Crafts

DIY rustic advent calendar (that also doubles as artwork!) to count down the days until Christmas

Use a birch branch to replicate this creative take on an advent calendar.

What you need:
- Four-foot-long birch branch
- Two nails or adhesive hooks
- Hammer (optional)
- 24 small lightweight gifts
- Three to five sheets of coordinating paper (we used rolls of white and kraft paper and individual sheets of patterned scrapbook paper)
- Scissors
- Double-sided tape
- Ribbon in two to three coordinating patterns
- Twine

1. Hang the birch branch on the wall using nails or adhesive hooks. 

2. Wrap the gifts in paper using double-sided tape to secure the paper on the inside edges. (That way, no tape will show on the outside of the boxes.) 

3. Tie one end of a piece of ribbon or twine around each gift, and tie the opposite end to the branch. 

4. Repeat until all gifts are hung, varying the heights of each to give a layered effect. 

 

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For more holiday inspiration, check out our ultimate Christmas dinner guide.
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DIY rustic advent calendar (that also doubles as artwork!) to count down the days until Christmas

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