A cookie sheet Advent calendar

Posted On December 15, 2006

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An idea for the holidays > a cookie sheet Advent calendar

To make it, you will need these materials >

  • Large cookie sheet
  • 1 12-by-12 inch sheet of patterned paper
  • 1 12-by-12 inch sheet of green textured paper
  • 1 8-1/2 by 11-1/2 inch sheet of solid colored card stock
  • Ribbon
  • Drill with 1/4-inch bit
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • 3/4-inch circular magnets
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick
  • 24 mini Christmas ornaments

Directions >

1. Drill two holes centered in the top edge of the cookie sheet.

2. Trim the patterned paper to the width of the cookie sheet. Glue the piece to the back side (bottom) of the cookie sheet. It should cover approximately two-thirds of the cookie sheet.

3. Draw or use your computer to create an eight-by-three grid table. The finished sized of the table should be approximately 4-1/2 by 10 inches. The boxes in the table should be numbered from 1 through 24.

4. Glue the table directly under the patterned paper on the cookie sheet.

5. Cover the seam where the two papers meet with a length of ribbon.

6. Draw a tree pattern measuring 12 inches tall and 8 inches at its widest point. Once satisfied with the shape, transfer the pattern to the green textured paper and cut out.

7. Glue the tree shape to the cookie sheet. Add a yellow star shape on top.

8. Glue each mini ornament (available at local craft stores) to a 3/4-inch round magnet with your hot glue gun.

9. Cut a 10-inch length of ribbon. Thread it through the two holes at the top of the cookie sheet. Make a small bow, allowing a loop of ribbon to remain in the back of cookie sheet to act as a hanger.

10. Place each magnetized ornament on a numbered square. Take one ornament from the square each day and place it on the tree.


2 Responses to “A cookie sheet Advent calendar”

  1. Wendy Nielsen

    Could you post a photo of a finished calendar? I’m a visual learner!

    Thanks, Wendy

  2. grhomeboy

    Much to my regret, currently I do not have any picture to post. If in future I can come up with one, I will. In the meantime, enjoy!