Christmas Advent Ornaments

Happy Holidays Everyone! 


I am excited to be a part of a 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop that starts today. You all will be blown away by all the Holiday ideas that will be coming your way in the next twelve days. A big thanks goes to Shirley from Intelligent Domestications that put this all together for us. I can’t wait for all the inspiration.  Today I will be sharing an idea for an advent calendar that is made with the ornaments I show you below. So without any further delays let’s get started.

Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!


Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop 2018.

Meet Your Hosts

They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

Shirley~Intelligent Domestications I Alli~An Alli Event I Michelle~Our Crafty Mom I Marie~DIY Adulation 

Erlene~My Pinterventures I Beverly~Across The Blvd. I Debra~Shoppe No. 5 I Victoria~Dazzle While Frazzled

Megan~C’mon Get Crafty I Michelle~Michelle James Designs I Amanda~Domestically Creative

Deborah~Salvage Sister & Mister I Jeanie~Create & Babble I Sherry~Olives & Okra

Jenny~Cookies Coffee & Crafts I Emily~Domestic Deadline I Bonbon~Farmhouse 40

Leanna~Of Faeries & Fauna I Pam Larmore~P.S. I Love You Crafts I Kelly~North Country Nest I

Marie~The Inspiration Vault I Gail~Purple Hues and Me I Lynne~My Family Thyme

Karen~Dragonfly and Lily Pads I Trisha~Blowing Away Out West

Tomika~Life In Pumps I Rachee~Say it, “Rah-Shay”  I Lorrin~Embrace The Perfect Mess 

Serena~The Weekend Jaunts I Terri~Christmas Tree LaneJessica~A Southern Mother 

Sam~Raggedy Bits   I Cyn~Creative Cynchronicity I Valeria~Val Event Gal I

Yami~The Latina Next Door I Jeannee~Centsably Creative I Tania~Little Vintage Cottage

 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I

Dru-PolkaDot Poplars I Kim~Everyday Parties


Today our theme is Ornaments and I came up with an idea for a paper star that has a pocket to put a small treat into. They are so easy to make and would be cute hanging from a tree or made into an advent calendar and hanging from a light fixture like this.

Star ornaments hanging from a light.

I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. There are twelve stars. One side has a number from 1 – 12 and the other has a Christmas quote that can be used as a discussion piece for your family. Here’s what I did:

Christmas Advent Ornament Supplies


  • lightweight cardstock 
  • bells and small ornaments
  • chain, twine, or ribbon
  • scissors
  • sewing machine or glue
  • ruler
  • Xacto knife

Christmas Advent Ornament Instructions


  • Print the stars using the attached pdf file.

advent ornaments

Advent Star Printables

Whether you want to make one or several ornaments you should be able to find options in these printables including a blank star.

  • Next, cut out the stars.

Advent Stars

  • On the quote stars using an Xacto knife and a ruler cut a two inch slit above the wording in the center of the star. This will create the pocket for the goodie. Adjust the size, if needed, depending on what treat you are using.

cutting a pocket into the star

making a pocket for a goodie

  • Put a number piece and any quote piece together back to back and either sew or glue the edges together. I used a sewing machine.

two sided star

  • Punch a hole in the top of the star and add a piece of ribbon, chain, or twine. I used chain for mine because I thought it would add more sparkle. If you will be hanging these on a Christmas tree you will want to loop the ribbon or twine for hanging.

hanging stars

  • I added a small ornament to the top and a bell at the bottom. It’s fun to hear the ring when they are swaying. 
  • Add a small treat into the pocket hole. 

(The smaller stars are just to add some variety.)

That’s it. Now your family will be able to take turns talking about the quote and eating the treats starting with number one on December 13th and finishing with number 12 on Christmas. As a bonus it kind of makes a beautiful, sparkling decoration for your home.

hanging star advent

What are you favorite types of advents? There are so many varieties. I think they are all fun.

Pinterest Christmas Advent Stars

You also might like this fun Christmas craft.

joy sign






Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.


  1. This is amazing! I love the idea of Advent and this is a really clever way of following through the days.

  2. I love new advent calendar ideas and this is one of my favorite this year.

  3. Thanks so much.

  4. I love your version of advent ornaments and how it still looks pretty after the candy is gone. Pinned ad will have to try this next year. BTW- your social media Twitter link is broken in the top corner.

  5. Such a cute idea! I’d love if you’d share your tutorial at my link party Sew It Cook It Craft It:

  6. What a great way to celebrate Advent.

  7. That’s such a fun advent idea! The stars hanging from the light fixture are a pretty unique Christmas decor piece too.

  8. This is gorgeous and a special way to honor Advent. I love the idea of putting it on the pot rack.

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