Festive Farmhouse Puppy Dog Advent Calendar DIY

Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

Kids shouldn’t be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! It uses basic supplies and is fairly simple to make. Decorate yours however you wish!

We’ve got some other great pet ideas here including our Free Potty Training Puppy Chart.

Supplies

NOTE: While we used the specific cups below and the printouts are for that size you can use any cup that will work as long as the circles fit on the lid. You can also use small dixie cups however the printout circles would have to be glued around the edge of each cup as those what no tops.

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Free 12 Page Printable  PDF

Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Instructions

Gather your supplies and hide away from prying puppy eyes.  It’s time to get crafty.

Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 
Remove the lids from your plastic containers.

Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

Our printables are based off of cups that were 2 1/2 inches in diameter at their widest point.Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Print out all of the free printables and cutout each individual circle.  Be sure to cut just inside of the outline so that it doesn’t show on the final product.Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

When cutting out the grouped circles, just cut around the perimeter, leaving all 7 inner circles intact.Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Once done, take the box that you will be using for your center gift and place it in the middle of the foam board.  Then take the 4 rings of grouped circles and align them on either side of your box to create a bone shape.  Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Trace around the box and circles to outline your bone shape.Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Once the outline is complete, remove the box and circle cutouts.Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Grab your craft knife and cutout the bone shape.Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

We initially tried to use glue sticks to place the grouped circle cutouts back onto the bone cutout, but found that this was nowhere near strong enough.Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

So we opted for hot glue to affix the grouped circle cutouts back onto the cutout foam board bone.  In retrospect, a stronger tacky glue may have been the better option.  But it still turned out great.Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

We applied the cutouts back onto each end of the bone.

Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Using hot glue, attach the box back into the center of the bone.Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Let dry.Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Apply hot glue to the lids of your plastic cups and press on the individual circle cutouts.Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

Once set, place each lid back onto its container.

Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Place a good sized blob of hot glue in the center of each grouped circle on the bone.  Gently press on the cups.Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Be sure to start this process by placing the puppy silhouette cups in the center of each grouping of circles.  Then surround each of them with the numbered cups.  We applied the numbers in a random order to mix things up a bit.Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Once all of the cups are applied, place a small treat in each individual cup and re-close the lid.  Place the larger gift in the center box.Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Our center box had a lift-off lid, so we simply slid that into place once the gift was in.  Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Using burlap, wrap around the center gift so that the box can not be seen.Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Decorate how you see fit.  We opted to add some faux greenery sticking out from the burlap, as well as an additional strap of burlap in a slightly darker shade..Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Punch a hole in the cutout tag and cut a thin piece of ribbon, long enough to wrap around your gift box.Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Thread the ribbon through the tag and tie around the center of your box.  Hang on the wall (we used command strips) and enjoy the holiday count down with your fur-baby.  (We know they will!)Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

Kids shouldn't be the only ones who enjoy a holiday countdown. Check out our DIY farmhouse puppy dog advent calendar for your furry child! 

 

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