Were you reading last year when I had a little fit because I didn’t have an Advent calendar and for some reason I felt I had to have one? This is last year’s calendar. I wanted something different for this year. I gotta get rid of the Halloween candy some how. I’ve come in just under the wire with this one
Holiday tin Advent calendar
To do it like I did, you’ll need a few things.
8 each of small, medium and large tins
a bunch of scrapbook papers
scissors, cutters, templates, xacto knife
magnets or velcro (optional)
any other miscelaneous supplies you think will look good on your tins
stamps and ink pads for the numbers
patience with the kids.
We glued the circles onto the tops of the tins and started to decorate them.
Some of the circles stayed down well and others needed help (a coffee cup works great just don’t spill your coffee). All the side strips needed to be rubber banded on so they stayed.
My plan is to dig out a metal tree that I have. I used to work in the office of a machine shop and the workers made metal cut out trees one year. I was a lucky recipient (they received big batches of cookies). I didn’t want to make the tins a permanent addition to the tree or I could have simply glued them all on. With the magnets these would be perfect to put on a fridge for the holiday season. Now I just need to fill them. Candies, quarters, or other little notes and goodies. That’s tonight’s job.
Don’t like this idea? There are a ton more out there.
Felt Circle gardland
The Cone Tree
Blog post with a ton of ideas!
Little Pockets These are great little giftie wrappers. I think they’d be great as a set for an advent calendar.
Next post, I’m going to have more goodies for shopping for that fiberist on your list.