The Pin Junkie: Paper Santa Christmas Advent Calendar

Paper Santa Christmas Advent Calendar


It's December and time to start counting the days until Christmas!

I got the idea from this pin posted to my Crafts - Paper Pinterest board.

The directions are in Spanish, but it's a pretty simple project and I just used the pictures as a guide.

First, I sketched out a picture.  I used notebook paper for the beard.


Next, I cut out the pieces from my sketch to make a template.  I traced the pieces onto red, white and pink paper.  I used a hole punch to make a red dot for the nose.  Click here to use the template I made.


Then, I glued the pieces together.

Paper Santa Christmas Advent Calendar
Each day in December, cut a number from the bottom of Santa's beard to count the days until Christmas.  This would be a fun and easy craft project for kids to do. 

16 comments:

  1. This is adorable. Pinned!! Great for the kids:) I posted http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/12/upcycled-denim-christmas-stocking.html to Debbie's newbie party. Following your blog now. Follow me too:)

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  2. Love that we picked a similar title font on our blogs, Kranky, :)

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  3. This is great! you could put jokes or sayings on the reverse, one for everyday leading up to Christmas. Good job :)

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  4. I'm from Monday No Rules Blog Hop.I love this Paper Santa Christmas Advent Calendar - it's beautiful :D
    I'm your new follower if you like follow back.
    http://becreativemommy.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. That seems easy enough! Thanks for sharing at our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope you can join us again! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  6. What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week :)

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  7. This is such a cute project! I am visiting from debbiedoo's and just started following. I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster blog award. You can read more about it here: http://www.mendezmanor.com/2012/12/liebster-award.html. I hope you come visit and follow me too! :) Happy Holidays!

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  8. Cute idea! Thanks for adding it to our 12 Days of Christmas {Goodies} link-up! :)

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  9. This is so cute!!! I love it!!!! Great blog too. I'm Hanna and I am your newest follower:) HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    xoxoxo Hanna

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  10. That is so cute! Thank you so much for participating at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com

    Marti

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  11. This is really cute! Thanks for sharing. Hugs Peggy

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  12. so fun! i love that this countdown doesn't take up so much space, too- so many of them are cool but huge!

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  13. So cute! I bet the kids love cutting Santa's Beard. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

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  14. What a fun idea! I also like what Alicia (who just so happens to share the same name as me) mentioned about adding jokes to the back of each strip.

    If you get the chance, I'd love for you to link up at The Merriest Blog Hop: http://www.aromaofhim.com/2013/11/the-merriest-blog-hop-2-countdown-to.html

    (a different) Alicia

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