If you’re looking for a festive craft to get your holidays started, this chalkboard advent calendar made with a collection of the most unique and perfectly-priced ornaments just might be the perfect thing. Using ornaments and twine along with a few other materials can turn a chalkboard into an eye-catching centerpiece to your holiday decor.
If you’re not familiar with how advent calendars work, let me explain: You and your family can simply add an ornament to your tree from the calendar after the passing of each day! It’s a simple idea that doesn’t take too much time or effort.
What you’ll need for this project:
- Rope Ribbon
- Chalkboard Tags (buy them in store!)
- 25 Ornaments
- Small Nails
- Number Stickers
To start, turn the chalkboard over to the back. Make 4 marks on each side for correct spacing of your ornaments on the twine. Start 3 inches from the top and leave about 6.5-7 inches between after that.
Once you have marked the back, hammer small nails on each mark.
Wrap the twine around the nail by starting in the back and working your way to the front; repeat until you reach the bottom. In the front, you should see 4 rows of twine. Make sure the twine is tight and secure.
Before you start, layout your ornaments the way you want them to appear on the calendar. Each row should have 6 ornaments and the last row should have 7 ornaments to make 25 in total!
Then, begin to tie each ornament onto the twine and repeat until you reach the end.
Next, place numbers next to the ornaments—just so you can keep track!
Peep this very merry advent calendar—made of WINE!