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How to Make a Mitten Garland Advent Calendar

Count down the days till Christmas with a fun and festive mitten garland. Hang it below the mantel for a pretty way to spruce up any fireplace.

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Materials Needed:

  • 24 toddler-sized mittens
  • spool of twine
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • several 8.5" x 11" sheets of white card stock
  • computer, printer and a graphic design or Word program
  • scissors or paper cutter
  • flat-headed thumbtacks

Gather Mittens and Add Twine

Gather 24 toddler-sized mittens (Image 1). Tip: You can usually find mittens for $1 each at arts and crafts or fabric stores. Use hot glue to attach a small twine loop to the cuff of each mitten (Image 2).

Create Calendar

Print out 24 numbers small enough to tuck into each mitten. Cut them out using scissors or a paper cutter. Tip: Add a sweet sentiment below each number for a little extra holiday happiness.

Thread Twine and Hang Garland

Unravel a piece of twine longer than the length of your mantel and thread each of the mittens onto it (Image 1). Use flat-headed thumbtacks to hang the mitten garland from your mantel. Slide a paper number into each mitten (Image 2).

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