Holiday DIY: Advent Garland Craft

I love advent calendars, and I love garlands! The holidays are the perfect time for crafting, and I like to take advantage to make a few DIY garlands to hang around the house for my family's holiday decor. It's particularly great because the little ones can't reach the calendar and discover what surprise treats and gifts you have in store. It's a win, win!



  • glitter cardstock
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • thread or string
  • shaped hole punch (choose whatever shape you prefer)
  • pen

Advent Garland Craft - Supplies


Step 1: Use the shaped hole punch to punch shapes into the glitter cardstock. I used a flag-shaped hole punch to hang little flags on my garland. Pplan the numbe rof shapes you want to make depending on how long you want you garland to be.

Advent Garland Craft - Step 1

Step 2: Punch two holes as evenly as possible at the top of each shape. Here I punched two holes at the top of each flag.

Advent Garland Craft - Step 2

Step 3: Write your advent activities on the back of your shapes! These can be acts of service, letters to Santa, or the name of a hiding place where a small gift is hidden.

Advent Garland Craft - Step 3

Step 4: Thread your string through each flag, through one hole and out the other. Make sure you space out your shapes to your liking. Knot the string a few times at the ends to make sure the shapes stay in place.

Advent Garland Craft - Step 4

Step 5: Hang up your garland! Now you have a childproof and pretty advent calendar!

Advent Garland Craft - Step 5

Find more fun crafts from Kersey Campbell at ARDOR.