How to Use and Decorate Your Christmas Advent Calendars
I usually get asked by customers how to hang them and although there’s numerous ways to do it, I thought I’d share my favorite way we hang it and have done it the past few years.
Another way you can find ideas is searching the hashtag #ckartadvent on Instagram to see how others are using them in their home too.
I created this reel to show you in 15 seconds how I hang it up, but here is a simple tutorial on how to do it too:
Here's how I hung it on our wall in the photo above.
WHAT YOU NEED:
-small nails or tacks and a hammer
-twine, jute string, or pretty ribbon (long enough to go back and forth on the wall with)
-clothespins (small or regular size)
-christmas tree branches or faux garland
-twinkle lights (optional)
HOW TO HANG:
-Start at the top with one nail making sure it’s the center of your wall (center of the overall tree).
-Right under the first nail, space the next two nails about a card's length down and a few inches wider on both sides of where you placed the first nail.
-Repeat step two four more times underneath each row, making sure each row is a little wider than the one above it.
-Once you get to the 5th row, place your nails a few inches narrower than the one above it to create the bottom of the “tree” look.
The last row will be slightly narrower than the fifth to create the bottom of the tree.
-Once your rows are spaced how you like, take your string and tie it onto the top nail. From there bring your string diagonal to the opposite nail on the row below. Wrap the nail once with string then bring it straight across to the adjacent nail.
-From that nail, take the string down again diagonal to the next row and repeat these steps until you’re at the bottom and tie it off at the bottom.
Now you're ready to hang your cards on each row going straight across with your clothespins. I just eyeball it from here, adjusting the cards to fit within each row.
I hope this gives you some inspiration and fun ways to hang your advent in your home this season. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and Pinterest to share your photos and ideas with the rest of us! I can’t wait to see how you use yours.
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