Nov 20

Mini Tree Advent Calendar + Free Template

It’s advent calendar time! Anyone who has read this site knows I love advent calendars. In our family we print out a list of Christmas related activities and put one in each box with a little toy or candy. Some activities are big, like “go see the Nutcracker” or “Sit on Santa’s lap” but others are simple, like: “Drink Spiced Cider” or “Hang Mistle Toe.” I started doing this as a way to avoid missing Christmas. Sometimes it gets so busy that we forget to do the things that make us love the Holidays in the first place. This helps me make time for the fun traditions and my children love it. (Check out our other advent calendars here.)

This might be my favorite advent yet. All you need is the free downloadable template and glue to make this little forest come to life.

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Materials Needed: 25 Mini Pine Trees, 25 2″ Brown Boxes, Free Downloadable Template, Quick Dry Tacky Glue, Scissors

Step 1: Download the free template, print it out and cut out the little flags.
Step 2: Take the flags and bend them around a pen so they are wavy.
Step 3: Take the quick dry glue and add a little to the end of the flag before attaching it in the tree branches.
Step 4: Add glue to the bottom of the tree stand and put it on the lid of the box until dry.

Credits and our Talented Contributors:
Photography by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Crafting and Calligraphy by Julie Manwaring at Flourish & Whim

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