Do it Yourself: Scandi Style Advent Calendar

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Want to make someone happy? What about a Do-it-yourself Advent calendar? I just love the Christmas Countdown and I think an Advent calendar is not only a nice thing for kids, but for adults, too! Today I want to show you a version that I did for my boyfriend this year. I already did a similar one last year and totally love the clean and simple design. This fits perfectly in our living room. I had so much fun making it and I hope you get a little inspired! Of course, you can change the colors and decor. Be creative and have fun 🙂

Do-it-Youself Advent Calendar

What you need:

  • a wooden board 
  • white color (I used wall paint)
  • another contrast color (I used black and white and mixed several shades of grey)
  • 24 paper cups (available here)
  • Advent calendar numbers or alternatively a pen (available here and here)
  • decoration (whatever you like)
  • white thumbtacks

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Paint your wooden board with white color. Don’t forget the edges.
  2. Let the paint dry and go on with the cups. Paint them in whatever colors you like
  3. Ater everything is dry, you can now add the advent calendar numbers or label them with a pen
  4. Place your wooden board on the floor and start to add the cups to the board with the thumbtacks. It’s best to put them right in the middle of the cup so you don’t see them from the outside. Use 2 for a better hold.
  5. Now the Advent Calendar is almost finished and you can start decorating
  6. Last but not least you have to fill the Advent Calendar 🙂 

I hope you like this little Christmas DIY!

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  • Reply
    24. November 2016 at 21:07

    Super süße Idee für einen Adventskalender! Die Idee werde ich mir auf jeden Fall merken!
    Ganz viel Spaß für deinen Liebsten beim Auspacken!
    Liebst Kathi ♥

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    Eni Abeni
    24. November 2016 at 22:25

    So cute!!! Really nice work!!! I’m Eni, blogger from Italy. I hope you get to look at my blog and tell me what you think. Kisses,

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

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    Ewa Macherowska
    25. November 2016 at 14:04

    Love it!

  • Reply
    27. November 2016 at 16:58

    Oh, die Idee finde ich ja toll! Einfach, aber trotzdem stylisch 🙂

    Liebe Grüße,
    Alisa von

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    Julia Reißfelder
    28. November 2016 at 7:54

    Toller Kalender !!
    Übrigens,suche belastbare studentische Aushilfskraft, die ab dem 1.12 dauerhaft und überzeugend “Nur eins am Tag, die 24 bleibt zu!” sagen kann.
    Liebe Grüße

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