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Make Your Own DIY Countdown Calendar

Make Your Own DIY Countdown Calendar

There's no better gift for a knitter than more yarn. Which could be the reason that Yarn Advent Calendars - or Countdown Calendars as we like to call them - are so popular in knitting and crochet circles. A modern tradition for fiber lovers everywhere, these calendars are used to countdown the days to Christmas or Hanukkah and contain a curated collection of individually wrapped mini skeins to open each day. 

But, if day-after-day of mini skeins seems like an overwhelming addition to your stash, you can create your own countdown calendar. Our DIY Countdown Calendar Kit has all of the tools and supplies you need to wrap up to 30-days of small tools and gifts. Best of all, what you wrap up is completely up to you! And heck, they're not just limited to the winter holidays. Make one leading up to a milestone birthday, to help your favorite student get through college exam week, or just as a fun surprise for a friend who needs a pick-me-up.

We love the idea of daily gifts that put a smile on your face. Whether you are gifting your DIY Countdown Calendar to a friend or treating yourself, we have the tools you need to create daily cheer for your favorite maker.

Inside our kit, you will find: 

  • (8) mini kraft envelopes
  • (8) 6x9 polka dot kraft bags
  • (7) 3x5 kraft bags
  • (5) 5x7 gold organza drawstring bags
  • (2) 4.5" long kraft pillow boxes
  • (40) 1" colored stickers
  • (1) roll colored washi tape
  • 10 yards colored twine
  • (1) permanent marker

Then the rest is up to you! Fill the bags with mini skeins, stitch markers, notebooks, pins, and anything else that you love. 

Build your Countdown Calendar by slipping one small gift into one of the bags and then securing it closed with twine, washi tape, or one of the circle stickers found inside our kit. Use the permanent marker to write the numbers on the order the gifts should be opened. 

 Watch us build a 22-day Countdown Calendar in just a minute:

Get your Countdown Calendar Kit here:

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