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Pegboard Advent Calendar

The countdown to Christmas starts now.

Advent calendar

Photography: Ryan Liebe

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • Krylon ColorMaster gloss enamel, in Banner Red, $7 for 12 oz., michaels.com
  • Lara's Crafts wood axle pegs, 13⁄8", $4 for 31, michaels.com
  • Craftsmart stencils, in Western Alphabet, from $7, michaels.com
  • Martha Stewart Crafts multisurface satin acrylic craft paint, in Habanero, from $2.50 for 2 oz., michaels.com

steps

  1. Paint a two-by-four-foot pegboard slat; let dry overnight.
  2. Using stencils, craft paint, and a brush or sponge, paint the numbers 1 through 24 on muslin gift bags; let dry overnight.
  3. Evenly space 24 small wooden pegs in the board; fill the bags with little toys, candy, and handwritten messages, and hang the bags in order. Then just place it on a console table or ledge, lean it against the wall (or mount it, if you have small children), and let the anticipation build.

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