Welcome to the first days of my 25 Days of Craftmas series! I’m so glad you’re here. Christmas advent calendars are a great way to count down the days until Christmas arrives. I thought making some advent calendars would be the perfect way to kick off this series. Over the next week, I’ll be sharing several different styles of advent calendars that you can make with your cutter.
This first advent calendar is super easy! It’s cute and little so it can go just about anywhere in your house. It measures about 6″ x 3″ (you could also make it bigger if you have larger wooden blocks). If you do any woodworking, you probably already have the supplies on hand. If not, the wood can easily be purchased for just a couple of bucks.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project. I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library. These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others. This library is open to everyone and is free! You can access the library here. Look for the file called Days Until Christmas for Blocks. It will either be listed under the Christmas category-25 Days of Craftmas 2018 – Day 1.
Cut your wood into 3 pieces. You’ll need 2 – 2″ x 2″ pieces and 1 – 6″ x 2″ piece. Paint one square red and the other green. Then paint the longer piece white. I painted two coats on each piece.
While the paint is drying, cut out your 4 colors of vinyl. The size of the wood is actually 1.5″ instead of 2″, so I sized the numbers at 1.35″ x 1.35″ and the days until Christmas was 5.75″ x 1.35″. Weed away the excess vinyl and apply the transfer tape.
Once the paint is dry, you can add the vinyl to the wood.
Apply the numbers 0,1,2,3,4, & 5 to one of the blocks. Then, add the numbers 0,1,2,6,7,& 8 to the other block.
The block with the 6 will also double as the 9.
With these blocks, you’ll be able to count down from 32 to 0
Wasn’t that easy? The only hard part will be remembering to change the number each day;)
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library