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.

Homemade Mitten Advent Calendar

Homemade Mitten Advent Calendar

Add a sweet and colorful touch to any holiday mantel with a festive mitten advent calendar garland. Layla Palmer used a variety of toddler-sized mittens in traditional Christmas hues and printed out 24 numbers small enough to tuck into each mitten. To add extra holiday cheer, she added a sweet sentiment below each number. String the mittens on a long strand of twine and start counting down.

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.

Create Advent Calendar

Create Advent 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).

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Make a Tin Can Advent Calendar

Recycled cans create a one-of-a-kind Advent calendar. Fill each date with a toy, candy, or an idea for family fun.

How to Make a Vintage Garland Advent Calendar

Linen, ribbon and vintage printables come together in this advent calendar, which is sure to become a family tradition.

Handmade Holiday Cards

Make handmade cards this year to hold your warm holiday greetings.

Homemade Holiday Letter

Update friends and family by creating handmade holiday letters.

Upcycle Men's Shirts Into an Advent Calendar Garland

Designer Casey Noble puts old, patterned dress shirts to use by turning them into a chic Advent calendar garland that can be used year after year.

Handmade Christmas Tree Card

Surprise friends and family with this cute, easy-to-create handmade holiday card. Trendy patterns and traditional Christmas colors really make it pop.

Feliz Navidad Handmade Holiday Card

Layer ribbon and fabric trims to create a colorful pinata-inspired handmade Christmas card.

Handmade Pop-Up Christmas Card

Surprise family and friends with an easy-to-create holiday card with a pop-up message tucked inside.

How to Make a Bird and Branch Holiday Card

A pinecone adds texture and a sophisticated natural touch to this charming handmade holiday card.

Vintage Sheet Music Handmade Christmas Card

Forget store-bought, mass-produced Christmas cards. Show friends and family how special they are with vintage-inspired handmade holiday cards.
More from:

Handmade Holidays

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.