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A CHRISTMAS VILLAGE Advent Gift Tree

Twelve Days of Christmas Advent Gift Tree

Twelve Days of Christmas Advent Gift Tree

Twelve Days of Christmas Advent Gift Tree

Twelve Days of Christmas Advent Gift Tree

I’m pretty excited today to be part of the My Home Style Blog Hop! This week, a whole bunch of amazing bloggers are sharing their Christmas tree ideas to inspire you, and I get to be one of the crew. (Welcome, by the way, if you’re coming from the hop! And big thank you to Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living for hosting.) So! Without further ado, here’s a Christmas tree DIY that I think you’re gonna love. Like, deeply love. It’s a Christmas village advent gift tree!

Remember those cute little houses that we used a couple of weeks ago to create an advent calendar? Yep, this is where they were headed. There are twelve houses on this 4-foot pink flocked tree, and each house has a little gift tucked inside, that you can open on days leading up to Christmas.

The project was actually inspired by a local event that I’m participating in. And if you’re local to the Central Valley, you can go and see this tree in person at the Gallo Center for the Arts starting next week! Every year, the Community Hospice Foundation holds an event called Fantasy of Trees, where local designers each design a tree to be auctioned off. The proceeds from the auctions then go to provide hospice assistance for families with young children in need of hospice care. When they asked me to participate, I couldn’t think of a better way to give back to my community. I truly love it when I get to use my own specific talents and skills to help the place that I love so much!

So! In the spirit of DIY, I wanted to share the how-to here, in case you want to recreate our advent gift tree for yourself! If you really wanted to go hog wild, you could get a larger tree and do 24 houses, for a full advent calendar. That could be SUPER awesome. But if you want to do a little guy like we did, a 4-foot tree works perfectly.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE Advent Gift Tree

Materials

Make Time: 5 Hours Plus Drying Time

We shared the tutorial for creating the houses right here! You’ll saw off the back, add a hanger if needed, and paint them and decorate to your liking. Check out this post for the how-to there.

Once all of the houses are completely dry, wrap your tiny advent gifts and add a gift to each house by slipping them into the back of the house where you cut the hole.

After all of the houses have gifts inside, carefully hang them on your tree. Be sure that the larger houses are hung on sturdy branches that can support them.

Finally, add more mini trees to your pink tree instead of ornaments! The mini trees really make the whole thing feel like a little Christmas village hanging on the tree. You could even add little electric candles inside of every house (or string extra Christmas lights inside) to make the houses glow.

Twelve Days of Christmas Advent Gift Tree

Twelve Days of Christmas Advent Gift Tree

It’s just so dang cute!!!

The next tree on the hop is Lemon Thistle’s Frosted Whites Tree, so be sure to head over there and check it out! And if you want to see the whole week, here’s the Christmas tree lineup so you can really go crazy. xoxo

Monday

Casa Watkins Living // Up To Date Interiors // Delineate Your Dwelling // Thou Swell // House Of Hipsters // French & French Interiors // Haneen’s Haven

Tuesday

Two Twenty One // Jeweled Interiors // Dimples and Tangles // PMQ For Two // Kaleidoscope Living // Reality Daydream // Heathered Nest

Wednesday

Setting For Four // Monica Want’s It // Domicile 37 // The Happy Housie // Lovely Indeed // Lemon Thistle // Amber Oliver

Thursday

Taryn Whiteaker Designs // Cherished Bliss // Lovely Etc. // The Honeycomb Home // My Sweet Savannah // Cuckoo For Design // Kate Decorates

Friday

Our Fifth House // Kelly Elko // Daly Digs // Tag & Tibby // House Homemade // Lolly Jane // The DIY Mommy

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Twelve Days of Christmas Advent Gift Tree

Twelve Days of Christmas Advent Gift Tree

Twelve Days of Christmas Advent Gift Tree

Twelve Days of Christmas Advent Gift Tree

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16 thoughts on “A CHRISTMAS VILLAGE Advent Gift Tree

  1. Oh my goodness! This is the most adorable tree! I love that you went maxi and used large houses rather than small ones for a small tree. The bright and colorful houses just make this tree sooooo great!

  2. Very cute project, and it’s really creative to use those unfinished bird houses this way, but the title is confusing to me. Advent is the period leading up to Christmas, but the twelve days of Christmas are Dec. 25 through Jan. 6 (Three Kings’ Day). I would suggest choosing one or the other. It’s a cute idea to use it to anticipate Christmas, calling it an Advent Tree, or instead celebrating the twelve days of Christmas. I just don’t think it can be both.

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