DIY Rustic Advent Calendar Tree

A Beautiful Mess

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season, December in particular, is the countdown to Christmas, the advent calendar! I have such fond memories of opening our advent calendars as a small child — I can't even imagine the joy this advent tree would have brought!

Katie from A Beautiful Mess nailed together some scrap wood to make a simple, rustic Christmas tree. Then she added a little treat for each day, stuck to the "branches" with a pushpin. This neat little tree is easily customizable — you could alternate big and small pieces of wood, nail some of them crooked, paint the whole thing a festive color, or wrap with lights!

Go see more photos and how-to details at A Beautiful Mess.

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(Image: A Beautiful Mess)

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Sarah is a freelance writer and photographer and mother of four boys. Her hobbies include writing emails at 4 am, fixing up her century-old home, critiquing superhero spin kicks, and trying not to kill her garden.