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Easy DIY Dog Advent Calendar + FREE Printable!

Copy: Serena Faber Nelson

Photography: Serena Faber Nelson

Nothing says the start of the holiday season for dog lovers like a fun and festive dog advent calendar!

There are so many truly beautiful DIY advent calendars floating around the internet, that it inspired me to create a pretty DIY dog advent calendar for our furry furry members.

With a simple and special activity designated for each day of the countdown, this DIY dog advent calendar will have your pup happily enjoying every day of the holiday season!

And that’s not all. One of the things I love about this make-at-home advent calendar, is that it can also be used to decorate your Christmas tree – the sparkly cards and ribbon make the perfect Christmas tree ornaments. Yes, it’s basically two festive essentials in one! Great for those who wish to save time and money over the holidays, while also adorning your home with meaningful, dog-friendly decorations.

But how do I make my own DIY dog advent calendar you ask? Well, it couldn’t be easier!

Make this Christmas fun with a quick and easy tutorial for your very own DIY Advent Calendar for dogs! Include full photos and instructions.

Make this Christmas fun with a quick and easy tutorial for your very own DIY Advent Calendar for dogs! Include full photos and instructions.

How to Make Your DIY Dog Advent Calendar

YOU’LL NEED:

Free Printable Pretty Fluffy Advent Calendar – DOWNLOAD HERE
4 x A4 Sheets of card stock
4 x A4 Sheets of Glitter Cardboard (or one big sheet)
3 x Sheets of Tissue Paper
Scissors
Hole Punch
Glue
Ribbon, twine or ornament hooks

** I used silver & gold for my DIY dog advent calendar, but choose your cardboard and tissue paper in whatever colours you like!

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INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Print your DIY dog advent calendar on card stock and cut each numbered circle out.
2. Glue each circle face side up onto your glitter cardboard. Cut out each circle.
3. Hole punch one hole in each circle near the top.
4. To make Fringing: Take one sheet of tissue paper, fold once lengthwise, then once widthwise and again fold widthwise. Cut your fringing about 1cm apart, leaving about 2 inches near the top uncut. Unfold completely and cut once widthwise. Roll each piece of fringing and twist in the middle then cut in half. Each sheet of tissue paper will make 8 individual pieces of fringing.
5. Take your fringing and thread through the hole punched in your advent ‘ornament’. Affix the end with a little glue or double sided tape. Repeat this for all 24.
6. Attach ribbon, twine or an ornament hook to your completed ‘ornaments’ and hang on the Christmas tree!

Make this Christmas fun with a quick and easy tutorial for your very own DIY Advent Calendar for dogs! Include full photos and instructions.

Make this Christmas fun with a quick and easy tutorial for your very own DIY Advent Calendar for dogs! Include full photos and instructions. Make this Christmas fun with a quick and easy tutorial for your very own DIY Advent Calendar for dogs! Include full photos and instructions.

NOW, TIME TO ENJOY!

Starting December 1st, search your tree for the corresponding number and discover the fun activity for the day from ‘Treat Time!’, to ‘A Trip to the Park’ to ’10 Minutes of Cuddles’.

Each activity is quick, easy and a fun exercise for including your furry members of the family in the holiday spirit.

Have fun and happy holidays!

 

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Copy: Serena Faber Nelson

Photography: Serena Faber Nelson

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6 responses to “Easy DIY Dog Advent Calendar + FREE Printable!”

  1. Joey says:

    Such a cute idea!! 🙂 I like the idea of an Advent Calendar being about activities and memories instead of food and presents. My dog will love it!!

    • Joyce says:

      Hello,Just found your blog and love it. I am always lonikog out for new activities and toys for my 10 month old that aren’t just ‘plastic’ and provide new stimulation. I liked the pictures of your treasure baskets, we too have loads of those.You might like my brother in laws blog (abcdoes.com) he is an early years consultant and has some great ideas – that is where I get most of my inspiration,Thanks and I will keep following!Nelly x

  2. Andrea says:

    Super cute Serena! Thanks for the inspiration – now to get my tree out of storage!

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