Monday, December 3, 2012

My First take on an Advent Calendar

I have always wanted to make an Advent calendar for my kids.

So when I saw this...

Cassie's Cute Advent Calendar over at "Hi Sugarplum"

... I immediately knew that this would be the type of Advent calendar I could do and try to tweak into my own version in the very limited abount of time I had - like 2 days before Dec. 1st?!:-)

So, by using these...

Old Magnetic White Board

Some Magnets & Favor tins from "Hobby Lobby" + a Paper Mache'
Ornament star
 Plus some foam stickers, contact paper that I already had.

I came up with this...

Tada!

You may be thinking where the numbers are right? Well they are inside, at the bottom of each tin!


See..


And on the flip-side, I placed small notes from Mom and Dad about the type of gift they'll be getting for that particular day!
I Then added the candies.. ( M& M's and Cadburry)

Here it is with all the gifts for all 25 days

Most of the gifts are just candy and fun knick-knacks from the Dollar Store, but I think they will enjoy opening and finding out what the gift for the day is. :-)



My little one was the most excited when he saw this and opened the first tin early in the morning!

Thank you so much Cassie for sharing this wonderful idea!!!

Have a happy week!


Linking back to Dare to DIY, Tuesdays Treasures, Carolyn's Homework, Holiday Home

12 comments:

  1. What a nice gesture! :) A little gift every day until Christmas. Wrapped pa!

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  2. That looks fantastic...and wow, all those gifts are amazing!! You all are going to have the best time with that this year!!

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  3. This looks really amazing. I love it! Love the display of everything together too.

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  4. How cool is this? I love that there are M&Ms covering the treat for the day. The M&Ms are fun enough for me. =)

    Thanks so much for linking up to Dare to DIY.

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  5. This is so fun, I love it!! I pinned it! My 7 year old would love this- a treat and a gift!

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  6. Dropping by from the Dare to DIY party... this is such a fun idea! I love the little notes that you included.

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  7. These are adorable! Love that you personalized it with notes.

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  8. This is great! I love that the kids not only get a treat and gift but that the note or clue makes it more like an adventure each day!!!

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  9. Oh your Christmas advent is so pretty! It makes me feel so cheery and festive.

    May the peace and joy of the season be yours.

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  10. This turned out great. Love the chevron. Thanks for joining the Dare to DIY again!

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  11. Cute! I'll take this as an inspiration on what to give my friends this Christmas :)

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  12. Looks great! I love the white board with the chevron paper! It's nice that it doesn't have to stay on the fridge.

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