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Folk-art advent calendar. A wooden "house" with 24 small doors. Behind each door a small gift or treat can be placed.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1984 (v.62#9) pg. 39, 177

Gingerbread countdown calendar for Christmas. Twenty five brown paper "gingerbread" figures represent the dates December 1-25 and serve to list the activities and events which will take place prior to Christmas.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1994 (v.72#11) pg. 228

Christmas decorations and gifts to make with a child. (1) Angel-wing garlands. Squares of origami paper folded into pyramids and strung on ribbon. (2) Metallic tagboard stars. (3) Christmas card. (4) Paper chains. (5) Advent missives hung from a wreath. (6) Milk-carton candles (7) Christmas story card.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1996 (v.74#12) pg. 131, 142

Advent calendar wall decoration has 25 dowels. A small bag of candy is hung on each dowel. One bag per day may be removed during December to "count down" to Christmas.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 26

Evergreen Advent calendar. Pine tree shape is needlepointed using the leaf stitch and chenille yarn. Jeweled earring ornaments are added, one each day during the Advent season.
CRAFTS Nov 1993 (v.16#11) pg. 112, 67

Advent calendar features 25 miniature felt stockings mounted on a background of blue felt and outlined with green braid and felt holly leaves at the corners.
CRAFTS Nov 1994 (v.17#11) pg. 48, 67

24 days and counting. Felt Advent calendars. (1) Pine tree shape with 24 pockets. Use pockets to hold treats for children or pets. (2) Santa face with a heart shape beard. The beard is covered with 24 removable yo yos.
CRAFTS Nov 1995 (v.18#11) pg. 48, 65

Two easy and unique magnetic Advent calendar projects. (1) Advent puzzle calendar. (2) Magnetic Advent tree.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #66 Dec 1978 (v.6#6) pg. 33

Heirloom advent calendar. Wall-hung Christmas-tree shaped "house" features 24 small pigeon holes covered with doors. Small gifts are placed in each opening.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #303 Nov-Dec 1989 (v.39#10) pg. 50

Advent cookie tree. Tree is made of 25 little cookies, one to eat each day beginning December 1.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Holiday Best 1994 pg. 72, 106

Advent calendar. Inlaid designs woven in eight-shaft rosepath decorate covered matchboxes mounted on a hanging strap. Boxes can be slid open to reveal candy or a tiny toy on each day.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1995 (v.16#4) pg. 69, 90

Advent calendar wall hanging has a pine tree applique and a December calendar, both with red ball buttons that serve as hangers for miniature ornaments cross-stitched in eleven motifs.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1992 (v.38#5) pg. 79

Advent calendar (14"x 25") is cross-stitched with a house and snow scene motif across the top and "Merry Christmas" with a holly sprig across the bottom.
NEEDLEWORDS Winter 1990 (v.8#4) pg. 4

Advent calendar shadow box. Tiny toys and Yule figures fit in 24 compartments across the bottom and are designed to be hung on a Christmas tree, one for each day.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #94 Jan 1997 (v.16#6) pg. 56

Handwoven Advent calendar in eight-shaft Dukagang or four-shaft Rosepath.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #80 Fall 1989 (v.20#4) pg. 65

Tip: Make a family activity Advent calendar from gingham and decorated felt squares.
SUNSET Dec 1980 (v.165#6) pg. 110

Do-it-yourself Advent calendar features Christmas greetings and photos of family and friends. An enlarged drawing of a favorite house or building serves as the backdrop for the calendar.
SUNSET Dec 1982 (v.169#6) pg. 128

Advent calendar in the shape of a Tudor-style house with 20 windows, two doors and two chimneys which open to reveal little surpises.
WOODWORKER #1117 Dec 1986 (v.90#12) pg. 1008

Cross-stitched advent banner. Two red cardinals (birds) are shown holding a swag of holly leaves to which are attached 24 white plastic rings. Tiny gifts are hung from the rings during the Advent season.
WORKBASKET Nov-Dec 1990 (v.56#2) pg. 34

Advent calendar quilted wall hanging (23"x29") has a pieced Christmas tree with bows for hanging tiny ornaments cut from lightweight brass with punched details.
WORKBASKET Jun-Jul 1993 (v.58#5) pg. 8