how to make a christmas countdown wreath with the works all in one tool

The holidays are almost here, and so are all of the fun traditions that go along with them. One of our favorite family holiday traditions is a Christmas countdown or advent calendar. It helps us to focus on the things that matter most to us during this special time of year, and brings us closer together as a family.

This year I created a Christmas Countdown Wreath to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas. I’m super excited about it because it’s going to be so much fun to do with my family, and I was able to create it with just ONE tool! Check out the photos and video tutorial below and I’ll show you how. There’s still time to make one for yourself!

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Christmas Countdown Wreath by Aly Dosdall

I picked up this 36 inch plain wreath at Walmart. You can use a smaller or different wreath if you’d like, you’ll just need to adjust the size of the other elements accordingly.

I used the festive DCWV Christmas Nutcracker paper stack, but you can use whatever holiday patterned papers you have.

This wreath has three parts: the coin envelopes, the bow, and the banner. I made each of these three parts with The Works All In One Tool by We R Memory Keepers. It’s a 12-in-1 tool that includes all of my favorite We R tools in one handy board. It’s perfect for on-the-go crafting, for beginnning crafters, or if you don’t have a lot of storage space in your craft area.

Inside each of the 12 envelopes is a 3×4 card with a fun holiday themed activity or service project for our family to do to get us into the Christmas spirit. 
Check out the video tutorial to see how to make one for yourself with The Works All In One Tool!

I used gold glitter clothespins to attach the coin envelopes to the wreath, and added gold glitter Thicker number stickers to the envelopes.

I attached the banner with some yarn, and the bow with some floral wire.

Here are some ideas for activities to include inside the envelopes:

  • Bake gingerbread cookies
  • Watch The Grinch
  • Donate coats you’ve grown out of to good will
  • Make paper snowflakes
  • Go ice skating
  • Make a hot chocolate bar
  • Go caroling
  • Buy some extra food at the grocery store and take it to the local food bank
  • Go see a holiday light display
  • Go sledding
  • Watch Polar Express
  • Donate blankets to a homeless shelter

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