Monday, November 28, 2011

My Advent Calendar

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it is time to prepare for Christmas.  I have to tell you that I LOVE the Christmas season!  Everything about it makes me happy.  I love the Christmas songs, the decorations, the food, the shopping and hustle and bustle, the Christmas spirit around us, gift giving, and especially the real meaning...the Birth of Christ!

I would like to share with you, the Advent Calendar I made.  It is a fun project!


Can you tell what it's made out of?
 

Yes!  A mini muffin pan!

We had a scrapbooking weekend at my Mom's house a while back.  Everybody made one of these.  It was neat to see how they all turned out!  Even though the base craft and idea are the same, everybody's looked very unique.  One was all in blue and white, one in pinks, another was not color coordinated at all.  They all were beautiful! 

Having an advent calendar has become a tradition in our home.  Instead of candy, Santa's helper leaves little fun notes, coins, or fun things for the kids to do.  They love it!  Two years ago, one of the days had a note that told them they would sleep under the Christmas tree that night.  Simple, but they haven't forgotten and they thought it was great!  Last year they went on a scavenger hunt around the house to find a little gift.

If you would like to make one of these adorable Advent Calendars, all you need is a 24 cup mini muffin pan, a sheet of magnet, paper and embellishments.
I cut magnet first, then glued on the paper and embellishments. Each square is 2 1/4 inches.

You can get as creative as you'd like.  That is the fun part!



12 comments:

  1. So pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! (and red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

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  2. This is such an amazing idea! I just made my own advent calendar as well, but it was way more complicated and far less sturdy! I'll have to try this way as well. Thanks so much for sharing! I will definitely follow you now! :)

    xoxo

    MacKensie
    http://mackensieg.blogspot.com/

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  3. Way cute!!
    Coming from Eisy Morgan's party!

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  4. Adorable! I was just sitting here wondering if I was going to do an Advent this year. The answer is "Yes" to this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Thanks Ladies! I appreciate your sweet comments!

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  6. What a great idea! It looks like this would make a great family activity too!
    http://www.franw.com/

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  7. How neat! I'm pinning this and sharing it on my fb page. Glad to find you on the tt&j linky party :)

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  8. That is so wonderful-I too think Advent calendars are an integral part of Christmas! I would never have even thought of doing something like this-you are obviously very creative!

    I am hosting an Advent calendar link up as part of my 12 Days of Christmas series at my Christmas blog. I would be honoured if you could stop by and link up this wonderful idea/post!

    Best Christmas wishes,
    Natasha.

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  9. I love it! I think that this is the coolest mini muffin tin Advent calendar that I've ever seen. I really love your Rudolf.

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  10. That is wonderful! I want to borrow your mum. I have been having an absolute lovely time checking out all the advent calendars via Natasha @ keeping the christmas spirit alive, 365. I am inspired by all the talented crafted and artists. I will follow on my way out so we can keep in touch and would love it if you would make your way to my place soon and do the same. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  11. It looks fantastic! I made one of these too this year and I'm really enjoying it! Stopped by from the linky on Christams 365. :)

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