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Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar

I’m still in a bit of a turkey-coma from Thanksgiving, but now that it’s over the countdown to Christmas is officially ON! Every year we love making advent calendars to celebrate the holiday all month long. This year, we were inspired to create a colorful Christmas ornament advent! We have so many cute favors in our shop that are perfect to put inside these little balls. Read on for the full DIY!

Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

Materials Needed: 24 Clear bulb ornaments, spray paint in 9 colors, mirrorboard, tiny gifts, scissors, hot glue gun, ruler, ¾ inch hole punch, single dot hole punch, twine, adhesive numbers

Step 1: Place the open ornaments dome side up, and spray paint in a variety of colors. Let dry. Apply additional coats as necessary.

Step 2: Once dry, fill all your ornaments with tiny gifts.

Step 3: To make the caps, cut a 3 by 1 ½ inch piece of mirrorboard and slightly curl it with a pencil. Punch out another piece of mirrorboard with a ¾ inch hole punch. Using the single dot hole punch, punch a hole in the center of the ¾ inch circle.

Step 4: Hot glue the ends of the mirror board. Adhere the circle, applying glue from the inside.

Step 5: Loop a piece of twine through the ornament cap, continuing through the top of the bulb. Tie a knot and slide the cap down onto the bulb.

Step 6: Place numbered stickers on the exterior of each ornament 1 to 24.

Step 7: Hang your ornaments up in numeric order. Let the countdown begin!

Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

Christmas Ornament Advent Calendar | Oh Happy Day!

Crafting by Erica Kjos

  1. Justina Rene

    November 27, 2017

    Great idea but anyway the pink Christmas tree wins 🙂

  2. Eva

    November 27, 2017

    Oh my gosh, these are SO cute! The pastels are what gets me…

  3. Karla Joffre

    November 27, 2017

    Where can I buy the pink tree ? 🙂

      • sarah
      • November 27, 2017

      We got the tree from Treetopia!

  4. Ana

    November 28, 2017

    This is super cute and different!! 🙂

  5. Holly

    November 28, 2017

    This is such a lovely idea, I can’t wait until I have my won family to be able to create fun things like this for them! Adorable & so inspired.

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

  6. Belle

    November 29, 2017

    I’ve been brainstorming ideas for a fresh take on the advent calendar that isn’t all about chocolate… This is perfect!

  7. tirsa

    December 1, 2017

    This new post is really helping me out with my new school project!!. Thanks for your post, keep on coming with the new stuff. I am so exited for the holidays!!!

  8. Alexander Kennedy

    December 5, 2017

    Cute. Where’s #16?

  9. Winsant

    December 8, 2017

    I really like this one…. very beautiful.

  10. Chloe Holgate

    December 11, 2017

    This is the cutest idea i love it

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