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
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.
- 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).
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).