Turn a wooden yardstick into the perfect Advent Calendar for boys! Countdown to Christmas with a small treat or tool everyday.

Wooden Yardstick Advent Calendar

Supplies For Wooden Yardstick Advent Calendar

25 small tool and or candies
2 small eye hooks
25 furniture nails
1 wooden yardstick
ribbon or wire for hanging

Advent Calendar for a man supplies

With a saw cut the wooden yardstick at 26 inches.

man's advent calendar cutting yardstick

Screw in eye hooks on the top of the yardstick at the 1 inch and 25 inch marks.

man's advent calendar screw in eye hooks in yardstick

Place furniture nails along each inch of the yardstick. Place something hard behind the yardstick and push the furniture nail all the way in the yardstick, but not through to the back.

man's advent calendar place furniture nails

Placing something hard like an upside down metal pan will stop the furniture nail from going all the way through the yardstick.

furniture nails in yardstick for advent calendar

Place ribbon or wire through eye hooks for hanging.  Hang a treat on each furniture nail and you have a fun way to countdown the holiday!

Advent Calendar for boys



Thanks Lowe’s for helping me craft up a special holiday. Of course, all opinions are my own! I have no trouble finding what I need for my DIY projects at Lowe’s! For great ideas and loads of inspiration sign up for their FREE Creative Ideas Magazine.  You can also follow  Lowe’s on Facebook for more ideas.

Lowes blogger

About Cindy Hopper

Learn More

you may also like


  1. What a fun idea! Would you be willing to list all the tools/items you put on yours (aside from the candy – I can figure that out!)? Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *