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...


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


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


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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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!!!

  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.

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

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

  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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