I feel like I am more excited for Christmas this year than I have been in a long time! Jordan and I have started to decorate our home, and we just have a few things to "fill in" and add to make it feel complete. The lights are on the house, tree is up, mantle is half-decorated, and garland feels like it is taking over our dining room. I wanted to be a little more intentional this year and have a visible reminder of why we celebrate Christmas, so I felt this scripture advent calendar was perfect for the job! This is perfect for the non-DIY-er because you don't even have to DIY anything if you don't want to. Just click a few buttons and voila- you can just print it out and hang wherever you like. Or you can just download these to your phone as a background to celebrate Jesus' birth! Keep reading below if you want to make a wreath and hang up your advent downloads in the middle. If you just want the iPhone background download or each individual scripture, you can find them here.
Materials: Advent Printable Downloads, 13 pieces of card stock paper, leather cord, wire, floral wire, floral garland strands of your choice, hole punch, small command strip.
Steps: First, print and download all scriptures. Cut each paper in half, punch holes in the top corners of each scripture. Thread the leather cord through each hole and make a knot. With your wire, form a large circle to the size you like. Twist the wire at the top to secure together. Using your floral wire, connect your garland all the way around the wire. Use a command strip wherever you want to hang your calendar and hang up the leather cord with the scriptures as well as your garland wreath.
*You can always skip making a garland wreath and buy one pre-made. I'll be posting a garland DIY later this week!
here. What are your favorite types of advent calendars?