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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Advent Calendar Again

{This is a repost of my advent calendar from last year.}
I have been wanting a cute advent calendar for a few years. We had the cheap felt one from Walmart for a few years, but it wasn't nearly as cute as it could have been....so I decided to make my own. I did a little research online, and I got a ton of inspiration from other blogs and from Etsy! I took a few of the ideas that I found and mixed them all up and came up with my own advent calendar.

I hit up Hobby Lobby for
a canvas
wedding favor tins
scrapbook paper
a painted star

I already had some stuff at home
rick rack
mod podge
hot glue

I started by cutting out a lot of circle...48 to be exact. 24 without numbers for the inside of the tins.
24 with numbers for the outside of the tins.
I applied a thin layer of mod podge to the inside of the tin and to the inside of the lid. Then I place the unnumbered circles inside the tins and mod podged them in place.
I put the numbered circles in the lids {with the paper and number showing through the plastic} and then mod podged them into place. I cut out a Chrismas tree from leftover fabric and used spray adhesive to attach it to the canvas. I finished off the edges by hot glueing on some white rick rack.
After everything was dry, I put the lids on the tins and hot glued them to the fabric Christmas tree.
Starting on December 1st the boys will get to remove the lid to one tin a day and get a special treat that is inside. I also placed small pieces of paper with special Christmas activites {bake cookies, sing Christmas songs, wrap presents, watch a Christmas cartoon, read the Christmas story} for us to do in some of the tins.
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Rachel @ Finding Joy said...

Love it!!

You are a Supermom!

Now off to find the mod-podge...

Kmama said...

That is so stinking cute. What a fabulous idea. We just do paper chains at our house. BORING.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Kelli, that is adorable!!! Love the pretty patterns. :)

Mrs. Davison said...

soo cute!

Dee said...

You're so flippin creative! Come over here and make me some cool stuff!

Darcie said...

I knew at the very beginning of this post that this was going to be one cute project...and it was! I feel just like Dee...your flippin creative. ;-)

Kelli said...

I remember this from last year and the reminder is just as cute! Mine from last year didn't make it (I think the pieces were too heavy for my canvas) and I didn't get it together to make another. I do think we're going to have some activities as a countdown though. Have fun with your countdown.

Foursons said...

I remember this from last year too and I still love it. My socks are hung ready to begin tomorrow.

Angie said...

I love this tutorial...such a fun craft!

Unknown said...

Cute! I'm highlighting this today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Sassy Sites! said...

I love it!! Thanks so much for linking up with Sassy Sites for our Christmas Party! Be sure to check back often and I hope you link up with us again! xoxo!!

Connie said...

Cute! I love advent calendars!

Rossie said...

OOOhhhh...I love it!

Sugarplum Creations Blog said...

Oh how I love this advent calendar! Love it! Thank you so much for linking up :)

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