Thursday, November 25, 2010

12 days of Christmas - Day One Advent Calendar

Hi my crafty friends!
I'm going to do a 12 days of Christmas theme starting today and for the next 12 days, I am going to post a crafty, inexpensive, not too terribly complicated Christmas gift idea.  I'm starting with this advent calendar because it did take the longest.  I used all sorts of paper, stickles, stamps, and my cricut.  This was A LOT of fun to make!!!!  I purchased a mini-muffin tin at Wallyworld for approx $6-$8 and then I just used stuff I have in my craft room for the rest.  I cut squares of paper approx 2.5inches and then used my cricut or a stamp set to embelish each square differently.  I then put magnets on the back of each sqare and voila!!!  An awesome advent calendar that can be used year after year!!!!  Because you use a mini-muffin pan you can also put larger sized trinkets in.  I am going to use some left over Halloween candy - (who will know?!?) and put two in for every day for both of my kids.  On the days that my BF's son is over, I will put a third treat in.  I will also get some peppermint kisses to put in some days too!  I made two of these - one for my bestie and one for me.  I made them identical so we wouldn't fight!  :)  (She's mean like that - haha!)  I also had a lot of fun blinging them up with stickles, pait pens, ribbon, googly eyes - be as creative as you want.  As cutsie or as traditional as you want!  I am going to display mine on a plate easel.
Enjoy!!!!  Please stay tuned for 11 more projects!  Merry Christmas! 


PS- don't tell Mike, but I think I love that hedgehog so much that I wanna marry him.  He's sooooo adorable!  (And he agrees with everything I say!)



  1. Wow! This looks much detail, I love it. I must admit the hedge hog is very cute!

  2. EEEEKKKKK this is adorable!!!! I love it!

  3. Very nice work thanks for sharing!!!

  4. OMG this is so cute!!! I love the ELF. I agree with Tracey so much detail!!! Love it



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