I realize this is a little late and may not be something you want to do this year, but it is something you can PIN for next year if you like the idea. This is a neat little tree that kids can help you make so that they can physically countdown to Christmas. It’s a wonderful little DIY Christmas Tree Countdown. Zeva is definitely proud of making this one!

I have a few ideas to share with you this week. They are last minute ideas that you can use to make your home look perfect for Christmas.

DIY Christmas Tree Countdown

As you can see from the image, this is a really simple project to make, but one that kids will treasure.

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Materials Needed

  • Marker
  • Red poster board
  • Green poster board
  • Yellow Poster Board
  • Little ornaments
  • Thumb tacks
  • Little bucket
  • White foam board
  • Glue gun with glue
  • Various shiny stickers
  • Wrapped matchboxes


First, cut out the shape of the Christmas tree using the green poster board. Then cut out a yellow star using the yellow poster board. Then glue them to your red poster board IN THE MIDDLE. Then decorate your tree with the stickers. Be sure to also put 25 thumb tacks ON the tree for the ornaments.

Then place the numbers 1-25 around the tree with thumb tacks over them.

You will glue all of this to white foam board using your glue gun that you shaped into a stand.

Then you hang the ornaments to the numbers.

Then you have your child decorate the tree each day with one of the little ornaments until Christmas.

I also added a little red bucket with little matchboxes covered in wrapping paper and ribbon.

I hope you and your kids liked this little creation for Christmas. I hope it wasn’t too late for you to make your own DIY Christmas Tree Countdown.

What do you use as a way to countdown to Christmas?

P.S. Be sure to come back tomorrow to get some more Christmas inspiration. 


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