The look of this simple Farmhouse Style Advent Calendar goes perfect with my Christmas decor this year. Ever since I was a little girl, I have had a countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar. When I was little, we always got one with chocolates inside the little mini doors. Similar to this one I found on Amazon. As I got older, I started to make my own. A few years ago, I made one using an old golf ball stand. You can see it HERE.
Farmhouse Style Advent Calendar – Pin It For Later!
This year I am looking to add a little rustic farmhouse style Christmas items without breaking the bank. That usually means a trip to my local dollar store. For my Advent calendar this year, I transformed an inexpensive dollar tree cookie sheet into this adorable Farmhouse Style Advent Calendar. A Christmas countdown Advent calendar that is just in time for the holidays. Here is how we made it.
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- Inexpensive Cookie Sheet (dollar tree or thrift store find will work just fine)
- Chalk Paint
- Foam Brush
- Mod Podge
- Cutting Machine (I use a Cricut)
- *Design Space Cutting File (FREE)
- StyleTech Craft Glossy Vinyl – BURGUNDY 468 and DARK GREEN 449
- StyleTech Craft Ultra Metalic – GOLD 127
- Magnet paper
- Transfer Tape
- Burnishing tool
- Weeding Tool
*If you have Cricut Access, you can use the cut file provided. If you use a different cutting machine, simple place the numbers in a tree shape pattern, choose your favorite font pattern and cut using your machine specific instructions.
Using a foam brush, cover the backside of your cookie sheet with 2 – 3 coats of good chalk paint. Letting each coat dry before applying the next coat.
Once the chalk paint is dry, cover the entire surface with mod podge to prevent chipping. Let it dry.
To give this piece the rustic farmhouse look, I took a dry brush and black craft paint. Dip the brush into the black paint and wipe off almost all of it onto a paper towel. Swipe the edges and some of the surface area gently with the brush. You want just enough to give it a worn aged look. If you get too much paint, just wipe off with a paper towel.
Set it aside to dry.
Cut and weed (remove all excess pieces) your design using StyleTech Craft Glossy Vinyl.
*Tip -When cutting a design with small cuts, I like to choose the “custom setting” and select Washi Tape from the drop menu. Using this custom setting still cuts perfectly through the vinyl it just uses a bit less pressure. Your vinyl is less likely to rip using a custom setting.
For the magnetic star, I used StyleTech Craft Ultra Metalic in gold and placed it on a piece of magnet paper trimmed to fit.
Once your design has been cut and weeded, layer the berries on top of the greenery using tweezers or transfer tape.
Cover the entire design with StyleTech Craft Transfer Tape. Using the scraper tool or the burnishing roller, go over the top of the transfer tape making sure it is well stuck to the vinyl design. Peel the paper backing away from the vinyl.
Center your vinyl design on your cookie sheet, and adhere. Again use the scraper tool or burnishing roller to make sure the vinyl is stuck to the cookie sheet well. Carefully peel back the transfer tape from your vinyl design and discard.
Add a cute plaid ribbon to the back of the cookie sheet to hang your Farmhouse Style Advent Calendar on the wall.
I had so much fun creating this Farmhouse Style Advent Calendar. I look forward to future projects using StyleTech Craft Vinyl, and being a part of this incredible design team for the upcoming year.
Do you put up an Advent Calendar each year? Is there chocolate involved or something else? I would love to hear how you and your family countdown to Christmas. Please leave your traditions in the comments below!
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