Turn an Embroidery Hoop Into a DIY Advent Calendar Wreath

Count down the days until Christmas with this easy and interactive DIY Advent calendar wreath, perfect for your kids or as a treat to yourself.

embroidery hoop Advent calendar wreath

Tie onto wreath

Tie bakers twine around each gift and then onto the embroidery hoop. Be sure to vary the lengths of string so the gifts hang at different heights.

Looking for a fun and crafty project this holiday season? Surprise your friends or family with 24 days of gifts by turning an embroidery hoop into a unique DIY Advent calendar wreath. Put it together yourself and watch the fun unfold all December long.

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Learn how to make an Advent calendar that doubles as a festive wreath.

Materials + Tools

  • greenery
  • faux berries
  • kraft paper
  • embroidery hoop
  • scissors
  • floral wire
  • baker's twine
  • tape
  • red and white markers
  • 24 small gifts

Cut Greenery

Cut off small pieces of greenery (we used seeded eucalyptus, eucalyptus leaves, and faux berries).

cut greenery for advent calendar wreath

Cut greenery

Cut off small pieces of greenery (we used seeded eucalyptus, eucalyptus leaves, and faux berries).

Start Wrapping

Hold one of each type of greenery together and wrap the stems with floral wire to create small bundles (Image 1 + 2). Then wrap the floral wire around the embroidery hoop to secure the bundle in place (Image 3 + 4). Repeat with three or four bundles.

Wrap Your Gifts

Wrap 24 small, lightweight gifts in brown kraft paper (Image 1 + 2).

Write the Numbers

Use red and white markers to write a number from 1 to 24 on each gift.

numbers on DIY advent calendar

Write numbers

Use red and white markers to write a number from 1 to 24 on each gift.

Tie the Gifts On

Tie baker's twine around each gift and then onto the embroidery hoop (Image 1 + 2 + 3). Be sure to vary the lengths of string so the gifts hang at different heights (Image 4).

Hang Up Your DIY Advent Calendar Wreath

Hang it on the wall and treat yourself or your kids to one gift every day to count down the days until Christmas!

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