Felt Letter Board Advent Calendar
Felt Letter Board Advent Calendar
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Advent is one of my favorite times of the year. The anticipation of Christmas and what it means to our family is a total joy!
I'm sharing my 5 minute felt letter board Advent calendar to give all of us with more enthusiasm than time a festive Advent calendar to share with the whole family.
Advent is a time of patient waiting for the the bright light that shines in our hearts and communities on December 25th. I thought titling my felt board Advent calendar with joyful countdown captured this feeling well.
I try to plan my felt letter board spacing out before I begin each project. I did a couple of things to help myself. First, I laid out my letters next to my felt board.
Next, I counted the empty horizontal lines between each number/letter grouping, which turned out to be three (3). With 3 lines as my guide I started at the bottom and worked my way up.
I wanted CHRISTMAS to be the most important word so let that serve as a foundation all along the bottom. Then I got progressively more narrow as I moved to the top numbers creating a very rough tree shape.
Finally, I title the felt board with Joyful Countdown at the top.
I'm just crazy about my felt letter board as I change my messages to my family regularly. I usually share a holiday message, but sometimes it's fun to post weekend plans!
I've had my black felt and white frame board for a couple of years, but absolutely love all the creative variations I find in felt boards. I've shared a green one below for fun!
Days of the Month
To call out each day in Advent, I created a small little sparkly pom pom wreath to highlight each day in December.
I made my wreath by threading soft pom poms onto floral wire and twisting at the top.
Thankfully, the small 1/4" of left over floral wire serves as a perfect 'peg' to slide into the felt board cavities above the numbers.
I'm not sure about your felt letter board collection of numbers and letters, but I was shy a few 2s (twos) when I got to my 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25! To remedy this predicament, I've shared a few ideas to try with the 20s.
- Spell out T W E N T Y and then add a 1, 2, 3, and 4.
- Use as many 2s as you have and if needed move your earlier 2 and 2 from your 12 down to your 20s.
- I added the zero at the bottom so that the wreath would ring for a proper '20' on that day.
You can have a lot of fun troubleshooting if you're short a specific number for this project. Let the kids help you solve the puzzles too!
Christmas decorating is always so much fun because it's easy to create festive vignettes throughout the house. Our annual Advent calendar is definitely a focal point of our home.
Every season we place our Advent calendar in our dining room and move our dates, eat our chocolate, read our gratitude notes and more every morning in December.
This season, I'm using a minimalist traditional design with a couple of my ivory Poinsettias, some golden candles and tea lights along with one large red pillar candle to play off the red in my Advent calendar number wreath.
How do you like to celebrate and decorate for Advent? I'd love to see and hear your thoughts as we await Christmas together!
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