Ombre Painted Advent Calendar

Back to category
by Rachel Adams, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Ombre Painted Advent Calendar

Let the countdown begin! The whole family will love opening the drawers of this custom ombre Advent calendar during the countdown to Christmas Day.

Create your own, snap a picture, and share using #ACMooreInspired.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:30 minutes

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Remove drawers from Advent calendar. Sand down any rough edges.
  • 2
    Separate drawers into groups of three, creating eight groups in total. Paint three drawers using FolkArt Bright Red Metallic paint. Let dry.
  • 3
    Paint three drawers with Americana True Red. Let dry. Cover front of drawer with Mod Podge and sprinkle with glitter. Tap off excess glitter. Let dry.
  • 4
    Paint three drawers with the FolkArt Pink Melon paint. Mix a few drops of Tuscan Red into the Pink Melon paint to achieve varying shades of the hue and create the ombre pattern. Continue painting in groups of three. Let dry.
  • 5
    Paint the entire tree with frame True Red paint. Let dry. Apply acrylic sealant.
  • 6
    When all pieces are dry, reassemble tree. Add numbered stickers for days 1-24.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:30 minutes

Project Supplies

  • • Wood Tree Advent Calendar; FolkArt Bright Red Metallic Paint; FolkArt Pink Melon Paint; DecoArt Tuscan Red Paint; Americana True Red Paint
  • • Red Glitter; Mod Podge; Paint Brush; Sandpaper; Acrylic Sealant; Numbered Stickers