Painted Advent Calendar Train

from $3.99

Get ready for the countdown with this customizable advent calendar. Whether you paint its features or let the wood shine through, this double-sided calendar will fill your home with Christmas cheer and make waiting for the big day jollier. Fill each box with a small homemade gift or candy for a special daily treat.

Instructions:

How to customize your advent calendar

 

Step 1: Remove all the drawers from the calendar. Cover all areas to be painted with a layer of gesso and let dry. Paint the front of the drawers but do not paint the sides as this may stop them from easily opening and closing.

 

Step 2: With a soft brush, apply paint to desired areas. 2 coats may be necessary for an even finish, let the paint dry between coats.

 

Step 3: With a small paintbrush, carefully trace the numbers in a contrasting colour. Outline details and add highlights with a gold paint marker.

 

Step 4: Add a dusting of polyester fiberfill to the top of your train for a snowy effect. Place small homemade gifts or candies in each of the 24 calendar drawers and you’re ready for the countdown to Christmas!

You will need:

  • Wooden advent calendar
  • Decorative acrylic paint: red and white
  • White glue
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing
  • Small round synthetic hair paintbrush
  • Wide flat synthetic hair paintbrush
  • Gold Pebeo 4Artist paint marker, 4 mm
  • Gesso
  • Show off the natural wood finish by leaving parts of the train unpainted.

Used in This Project

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Americana Satin Multi-Surface Paint

AMESATIN

Available in 37 Colours

Choose Your Colour

Select the colour you need to display the selection of shades.

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Americana Acrylic

AMEACRYL

Available in 188 Colours

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Select the colour you need to display the selection of shades.

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Polyester Fiberfill Stuffing 8oz

HA2009108

$5.29

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Advent Calendar — Train

LMX9492YB

Special Price $26.99

Regular Price: $44.99

5-7 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle angle shader paintbrush

ZEN-MC-EST

Available in 7 Sizes

Choose Your Size
Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle angle shader paintbrush

RZ73A-012

  • 1/8
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle angle shader paintbrush

RZ73A-025

  • 1/4
$3.99

5-7 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle angle shader paintbrush

RZ73A-037

  • 3/8
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle angle shader paintbrush

RZ73A-050

  • 1/2
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle angle shader paintbrush

RZ73A-062

  • 5/8
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle angle shader paintbrush

RZ73A-075

  • 3/4
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle angle shader paintbrush

RZ73A-1

  • 1
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle round paintbrush

ZEN-MC-ROND

Available in 10 Sizes

Choose Your Size
Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle round paintbrush

RZ73R-0

$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle round paintbrush

RZ73R-1

  • 1
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle round paintbrush

RZ73R-10

  • 10
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle round paintbrush

RZ73R-12

  • 12
$3.99

5-7 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle round paintbrush

RZ73R-2

  • 2
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle round paintbrush

RZ73R-3

  • 3
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle round paintbrush

RZ73R-4

  • 4
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle round paintbrush

RZ73R-5

  • 5
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle round paintbrush

RZ73R-6

  • 6
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Short handle round paintbrush

RZ73R-8

  • 8
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Long handled short flat paintbrush

ZEN-ML-PLATCOURT

Available in 7 Sizes

Choose Your Size
Painted Advent Calendar Train

Long handled short flat paintbrush

RZ43B-1

  • 1
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Long handled short flat paintbrush

RZ43B-10

  • 10
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Long handled short flat paintbrush

RZ43B-12

  • 12
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Long handled short flat paintbrush

RZ43B-2

  • 2
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Long handled short flat paintbrush

RZ43B-4

  • 4
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Long handled short flat paintbrush

RZ43B-6

  • 6
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Long handled short flat paintbrush

RZ43B-8

  • 8
$3.99

5-7 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Lepage white glue

L232-1

  • 150 ML
$3.99

2 business days

Painted Advent Calendar Train

4Artist Oil-based Paint Markers

P4AM

Available in 18 Colours and 4 Sizes

Choose Your Colour

Select the colour you need to display the selection of shades.

Painted Advent Calendar Train

Demco Economy Gesso

DEMGES

Available in 4 Sizes

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Demco economy gesso

WHITE

DGE1000

  • 948 ML
$9.99

2 business days

Demco economy gesso

WHITE

DGE237

  • 237 ML
$5.19

2 business days

Demco economy gesso

WHITE

DGE4000

  • 3.6 LITRES
$24.99

2 business days

Demco economy gesso

WHITE

DGE500

  • 500 ML
$6.09

2 business days

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