Yes I know, an advent calendar 7 days before Christmas. Truthfully I’ve been busy wrapping up some stuff for work for 2019 and making sure I tie up a few things in time for the New Year. Better late than never right?
So I’ve been looking for a rustic looking Christmas Advent Calendar for a while and as usual, a trip to Dollarama got me thinking. Of course some ideas for a DIY project naturally came to be. I have to admit, Dollarama has really been stepping up their Christmas craft items in the last couple of years.
Like usual I found some of these items and just started putting together the project in my head. The major items in this tutorial are from Dollarama and the rest of the supplies I already had on hand.
The supplies you will need for this tutorial will be:
- A 16×20 Canvas (Dollarma $3.50)
- 5 packs of Wooden snowflakes (each pack contains 6, and we need 25, Dollarama $1.25 x 5 = $6.25)
- Wooden numbers (you will need at 3 boxes for the number of numbers 1 and 2 we will be using) (Dollarama $2 x 3 = $6)
- Wooden letters (Dollarama $4)
- Glitter (I had some already but you can get these bottles at Dollarama for $1.25)
- Mod Podge (Again I already had some, you can get these bottles from Dollar Tree for $1.25)
- Glue Gun
- Heavy Duty Staple remover (I used a regular one and it was very difficult to remove the staples so I defiantly recommend a heavy duty staple removal).
- Wood stain or Paint (depending on the look you’re going for, I already had these from another project.) The water based wood stains I used are from Michaels and here are the links for those are below.
- Paint brushes
- (The hooks pictured on top are not needed. This was an idea I had but didn’t need to hold the string to the frame)
Grand total: $19.75
*Your total of course will vary depending on how much the supplies you got are/ where you got them or if you had them already. Also all these prices are in Canadian Dollars. If you live in the US your total might actually be even half.
Wood stain links: (To my fellow Canadians, I could not find the bottles I used on the Canadian Michaels website so the following links are from the US site. Please note the price in Canada will be different)
Gray wood stain used on the frame
White Chalk wood stain
Check out the YouTube video for step by step instructions!