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I created a couple advent calendar cut files (link is at the bottom) and so I wanted to show you how to turn them into fun signs (and because I am addicted to crafting and #makeallthethings )
Mock up designs
First up…I like to open everything in my silhouette studio and make everything color coordinated so I can see what It will look like! And then if you are making more than one you can cut all the red at one time and white all together etc! I also measure out so the rectangles are the exact size of the wood frames I’m using!
I actually hopped on a facebook live and made some of these live if you want craft along!
How to make an advent calendar
I wanted this one to be a 12 countdown so I just measured out 12 spots.
Predrilled a little whole and screwed these little hooks into the board. ( found at Home Depot!)
Then I just added vinyl decal on. You can use these to hang little presents, candy canes etc!
OR these little bags! Our next advent!
I have created 1-25
Instead of making them into a sign I added them as heat transfer vinyl onto bags
You can hook these onto the first board–or use them individually. I do a 12 days of Christmas for my husband so I could just slip a treat into these little bags and pop it in his lunch. You could do little pieces of candy–or even scriptures in each bag!
This one isn’t an advent–but I took the 25 off the 1-25 and made a sign because I love the charger and this buffalo plaid vinyl.
I mean check out all the fun chargers hobby lobby had!
I totally thought you could grab this fun chalkboard vinyl and add a fun saying from my cut file bundle around the outside of the plate charger!
Like this Christmas is coming:
Speaking of chalkboard–there is also this version (still using that awesome chalkboard vinyl) (the days until Christmas is part of the cut files!)
and last advent calendar cut file sign
I just applied the vinyl and gave it a good rub on the chalkboard (this big frame is from Hobby Lobby)
Peel off the transfer tape
This board is magnetic so I bought lots of fun little things that I could move around day by day!
Just hot glued the magnet on the back and moved it day by day!
my cut files are here in my shop!