Yancey Bros Equipment

Baby Sock Advent Calendar

As the old saying goes, good things come in small packages! This craft is a great way to build up the excitement for the holiday season with little gifts for your child(ren) every day. Since the socks are small, inexpensive items such as toy cars, hair bows, and candy work perfectly! What’s more fun is allowing your child(ren) to pick the socks and help build their own Advent calendar. Happy Holidays!



24 Socks (12 pairs)
Number stickers
Round stickers
Mini clothespins


  1. Gather 12 pairs of socks in Christmas-y colors that go well together. You can vary the sizes if you would like. Lay the socks out in the order you want to hang them, leaving space in between each.
  2. Cut ribbon to the desired length to find how long it should be by measuring across the row of socks and adding 12 inches (the ribbon in the picture is 72 inches).
  3. Use number stickers to label each sock. Solid colored stickers work best on busy patterns. Place the number on top of the sock so it’s easier to find.
  4. Adhere the ends of the ribbon to a railing or mantle. Fasten the ribbon in several places to make a few swags.
  5. Use mini clothespins to clip the socks to the ribbon – overlap them if you need to save space.
  6. Tuck away small gifts inside each sock, such as a piece of candy or a gift card. One gift inside each.



About Heather Addis

Heather joined the Family and MWR Marketing team in 2009. As the Marketing Director, she dabbles in all things marketing - from campaigns to media purchasing to research and development. Heather is enjoying having a retired husband after 17 years of Army life, is a mother of five (one human and four dogs!) and is a pop culture junkie.

"I have the best job in the world. I get to do what I love while giving back to our men and women in uniform. I could not imagine having a job that did not allow me to have daily interaction with our Service Members. Being married to a retired Soldier, I am able to understand the hardships our military face and strive to help create programs and events to make their time at Fort Gordon memorable."

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