Growing up one year we had a Candle Advent Calendar and loved it – we were reminiscing one day and my mom said I should attempt making some (the ones we had growing up were store-bought) – and she was right. With just a few supplies, you can make Candle Advent Calendars of your own – simple and fun, and they’re a big hit!
It just takes a few minutes to make one – you can totally do this!
Candle Advent Calendar
Let’s jump right in to the tutorial. You’ll need:
–a ruler or paper with markings
Now, you’ll need to space your marks evenly down the candle, and you need 24 marks. Mine were just a little less than 1/2 in apart, and I marked it on my ruler. Then I just slid the candle down as I marked, using those marks on the ruler as a guide.
Then you’ll label each mark with a number, 1 to 24. My handwriting isn’t great, but that’s just part of the handmade charm 😉
That’s all there is to it – I made a couple, just because:
Then each day you burn down to the correct number – so on Dec 1st, burn down to the 1, on the 2nd burn down til the 2. It’s a lot of fun and the kids will really enjoy it!
Do you have an advent calendar traditions?? I’d love to hear some other crafty versions! Here are others I have made: