Although I put it up a day or two late, I am in love with our Advent Calendar this year. I am obviously into be into all things chalkboard at the moment, and couldn’t pass up something to count down to Christmas that was along these lines. In the Christmas spirit, I’m posting up this Advent Calendar free printable poster for you to use!
Although it took me longer than I wanted to get around to designing, when it comes to putting it together (which will be your job) it literally takes minutes. After you download your file, email it over to your local Office Depot (or whatever print center is most convenient) and ask them to print the 24in x 36in file to the black and white wide format printer. Grand total print cost? $3 for all this beauty! The ornaments count the days off in this calendar, and they’re quick-punch glitter paper circles, but they look great against the chalkboard tree.
Materials for Advent Calendar Poster
- Free printable Advent Calendar Poster File
- 30×40 black foam core
- Red and silver glitter paper
Once the poster file is printed, you’ll want to mount it to something to make it sturdier. I used some double sided tape to tack the poster onto a 30×40 inch sheet of black foam core. If you just want to pin it to your wall as-is, you can skip this step!
As each days ticks by, you add another ornament to the tree. I used a 2inch and 3 inch punch to punch out some circles for the “ornaments.” On several of them, I added a little striped bow for some interest.
This piece is BIG, so it will really make a statement in your house – and a beautiful one at that. You can change the color of the ornaments and ribbon to match your own personal decor this and every Christmas season for only a few dollars and a few minutes of your time!