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2016 DIY Advent Calendar with Scripture

We made a DIY Advent Calendar with Scripture Verses back in 2012; but it was time for a little update. Our Advent Calendar includes both ornaments and scripture — an ornament to hang on the tree each day and a Bible Verse{s} to read as a family. This wasn’t changing because it is a precious Christmas tradition; the packaging is just getting a revamp.

DIY Advent Calendar, Clay Advent Calendar, includes a Free Scripture Reading Printable by @CraftivityD

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I’ve shared my love of Sculpey Clay before {for example: Snowman Kit, Baby’s 1st Christmas Ornament, and Mini-Chalkboard}, and this project is another great example.

DIY Advent Calendar : Supplies

Sculpey Clay
Rolling Pin
Cookie Cutter
Straws
Cricut {or similar}
Vinyl
Number Stickers {alternative to Cricut & Vinyl}
Canvas Bags
Free Printable
Circle Punch {approx 2 in diameter}

DIY Advent Calendar : Instructions

STEP #1: Roll out the Sculpey Clay and cut 24 tags with a cookie cutter. Then, use a straw to create the hole for hanging. You can actually dye this clay or buy it in various colors, but I love how it looks in a simple white.

Make a DIY Advent Calendar with handmade clay tags. Each day, open an ornament to hang on the tree and read scripture. Includes a free Printable with the scripture. by @craftivityD

STEP #2: While the tags are baking, start cutting out vinyl numbers 1-24. I used a Cricut and this black vinyl… however, you could buy number stickers if you don’t have a Cricut or similar machine. Once the tags have finished baking and are cool, attach the numbers.

Make a DIY Advent Calendar with handmade clay tags. Each day, open an ornament to hang on the tree and read scripture. Includes a free Printable with the scripture. by @craftivityD

STEP #3: I bought canvas bags from Amazon and I’m very pleased with the weight of the fabric. Our original Advent Calendar was in bags with lighter weight {and therefore, more transparent} fabric. Thicker canvas bags keep the ornament a total surprise.

DIY Advent Calendar, Clay Advent Calendar, includes a Free Scripture Reading Printable by @CraftivityD

STEP #4: Each bag also has a Bible Verse to read each evening. If you’d like to read through these verses during the Christmas Season, get the Advent Calendar Free Printable.


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Make a DIY Advent Calendar with handmade clay tags. Each day, open an ornament to hang on the tree and read scripture. Includes a free Printable with the scripture. by @craftivityD

Hanging an ornament on the tree and reading God’s Word makes our Advent Calendar a central part of the Christmas Celebration. When I create our home, I want it to lend itself to special family experiences. Do you celebrate Christmas with an Advent Calendar?

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Sarah

Monday 28th of November 2016

I love sculpey clay!! And those little tags are so cute! What a great way to prepare for Christmas :)

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Tuesday 29th of November 2016

It is a great craft item!

alina

Monday 28th of November 2016

This is so creative. A great idea to make with my little one, he always likes to get involved in everything I do. I guess I can put a little candy or a car in those canvas bags to keep him entertained.

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Tuesday 29th of November 2016

Yep! I've seen people place gifts in them, treats, or little games.

Sabrina

Monday 28th of November 2016

What a beautiful idea Lora! I love the white clay it reminds me of the salt dough art we would make as kids during the holiday season. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Tuesday 29th of November 2016

Yes, it has a beautiful simplicity to it.

zan

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

I've made salt dough ornaments and my kids just finished some for this year. We are also working on our advent calendar because I think we needed to upgrade the one we made last year. It's simpler this time. I love the scripture verses on the little clay circles tied unto the bags. Such a neat idea!!

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Sunday 27th of November 2016

Are they pretty easy? I'd love to run them.