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Friday, November 20, 2020

Magnetic Advent Calendar Wreath with Free Printables

Count down the days to Christmas with this Magnetic Advent Calendar Wreath!

Magnetic Advent Calendar Wreath

Hello, artsy friends! I'm so excited to finally show you this holiday project that I've been working on this week. My family and I love using advent calendars throughout the holiday season, and this one is a lot of fun! This Advent Calendar comes in wreath form, and is also magnetic - which makes it easy to store once Christmas is over. Kids will love opening a new tin every day, and I've got the printables all ready for you to download to make this project as simple as possible. I hope you love it as much as I do!!

Magnetic Advent Calendar Wreath

To start your project, you will need a metal wreath form and some coordinating holiday ribbon. This can be any color or pattern you choose. Have fun with it! I used some 2.5" glittery green and red plaid ribbon

Secure the end of the ribbon on the back of the wreath form using some hot glue. Wrap the ribbon around the entire wreath until it's completely covered. Trim the ribbon and attach the end to the back of the wreath using hot glue. Set the wreath aside while you work on the rest of the project.

Magnetic Advent Calendar Wreath

Next, you will need 24 round tin favor containers. I recommend the ones that are 2" in diameter, and they must have a lid.

Magnetic Advent Calendar Wreath

Download and print out the advent number printable on cardstock, and cut the numbers out using a 1.5" circle punch or scissors. If using the punch, I highly recommend cutting the numbers into strips first to make it easier to punch them out.


Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. 
      For commercial use items, please visit my shop.
*You may NOT modify, re-sell, redistribute, or claim the design as your own.
*Please do not remove the credits/watermarks.
*If you'd like to share this project, credit must be given to Artsy-Fartsy Mama & linked back to this post.

Magnetic Advent Calendar Wreath

Cut 24 circles out of gold glitter cardstock using a 2" circle punch. Now, you don't have to use gold. There are a lot of colors that would work fantastically - silver, green, red, white, and even black would look great!

Magnetic Advent Calendar Wreath

Use your favorite paper adhesive to attach the numbers to the center of the glitter cardstock circles. If your paper starts bending at all, put the circles under something heavy until the glue dries completely.

Magnetic Advent Calendar Wreath

Use some strong craft adhesive to attach the paper circles to each of the tin container lids. Again, place something heavy on top of the paper until the glue dries if the edges start popping up at all.

Magnetic Advent Calendar Wreath

Next, you will need 24 strong magnets. Attach them to the bottom of each tin using a strong craft adhesive. Let the glue dry completely.

Magnetic Advent Calendar Wreath

Fill each of the tins with small Christmas treats. I also added in a strip of paper with a Christmas activity for each day. If you aren't sure what kind of activities to add to your advent calendar wreath, I have made one up that you can use! Just download, print, and cut the strips out. Fold the pieces of paper up and add them to each tin for a fun Christmas activity to do with your family each day. If you are looking for more of a religious or spiritual activity, cut out some strips of paper and write your favorite quotes or scriptures on them instead.


Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. 
      For commercial use items, please visit my shop.
*You may NOT modify, re-sell, redistribute, or claim the design as your own.
*Please do not remove the credits/watermarks.
*If you'd like to share this project, credit must be given to Artsy-Fartsy Mama & linked back to this post.

Magnetic Advent Calendar Wreath

Stick the tins to the wreath*, and arrange as needed. You don't have to put them in numerical order! Get creative and mix things up to make finding the day a little more challenging. I left a space at the top of the wreath, and placed a big bow (similar to my Christmas Elf Laundry Wreath) on it using hot glue

*If your magnets aren't strong enough, you can either go find stronger ones, or attach the bottom half of the tin to the wreath using hot glue instead. Then fill the tins with the wreath laying flat, and the place the lids on top in any order and don't worry about using magnets.

Magnetic Advent Calendar Wreath

Remove the tins, one at a time, as you count down the days until Christmas. Enjoy spending time with your family and getting into the holiday spirit together. I hope you enjoy this project, and as always, I would love to see your creations if you decide to make one. Please share your projects and tag me on InstagramFacebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest!

Be sure to check out these other holiday decor ideas:

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Magnetic Advent Calendar Wreath

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  1. Mama, I LOVE THIS ! thanks so much for sharing this gonna see if I can get done.

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