Wood Tree Advent Calendar
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Wood Tree Advent Calendar

This Advent Calendar is the perfect project to make with your family. Just add Craft Smart® paint and decorate in the style you like best. You’ll create a special keepsake that grows in meaning as the years pass.

Designed by Kathy Kromer

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Wood Tree – Advent Calendar
  • Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint – Lime Green, Green Oxide, White, Chocolate Brown, Red and Chrome Yellow
  • Water Basin
  • Palette Paper
  • Paintbrush – 1" Flat
  • Styrofoam®

Project Instructions

Step 1
Remove knobs from drawers of Advent tree. Push them into Styrofoam® and paint red.

Step 2
Dry brush using Green Oxide acrylic paint. Follow the shape of the tree. Use image as a guide.

Step 3
Repeat Step 2, using Lime Green and then Lime Green plus a little white.

Step 4
Dry brush drawers lightly. Try not to brush too much over numbers.

Step 5
Paint star with chrome yellow. Allow to dry and then dry brush with Chrome Yellow and white.

Step 6
Paint trunk with watered down Chocolate Brown.


Remove knobs and push them into Styrofoam® to paint.