Friday, November 27, 2009

On the First Day of Christmas...



HOLIDAY ADVENT CALENDAR

Supply List


Package of Magnetic Sheets (4 sheets) (1.00)
Non-Stick Mini Muffin Tin (24 count)
Ribbon to Hang (2 ft)
Bulldog Clips (2)
Acrylic Paint & Paint Brush
Patterned Paper
Misc. Embellishments
Misc. Ribbon for Pull Tabs (if needed)

This fun and simple Advent Calendar allows you to use what you have to make the perfect holiday gift for someone special. The one item you might not have is your magnetic sheets, but not to worry, they are available at Walmart, Target and most local discount stores for usually no more than a dollar! Simply cut 24 circles out of your magnetic sheets measuring roughly 1/8 of an inch larger than the opening of the muffin cups on your mini muffin tin. Cover the circles with patterned paper, number them 1-24 and decorate as you see fit, using up extra embellishments, alphas, chipboards, etc! You may want to create ribbon pull tabs for your circles so that they may be easily pulled off to reveal your treats. If you like the crackled paint effect featured in the photo above, then make sure you have a non-stick pan and paint over it with the acrylic paint color of your choice. You will notice shortly after coating it, that the paint will redistribute because of the non-stick coating…this is OK! Be careful not to brush against it and wait for it to dry. You will then want to coat the tin with a sealant so that the acrylic paint does not brush off (Note: make sure to use only wrapped treats inside your advent calendar if the sealant you have chosen is not food safe!) Hook your bull dog clips to the top, thread your ribbon through and its ready to fill with treats and hang!

Looking to learn more about utilizing your stash to put the perfect finishing touches on all of your projects and layouts, then check out one of Doris Sander’s
Product Pizazz classes, at Get It Scrapped! Trust me, once you’ve started her first one, you’ll want to take all three! And don;t forget to enter your name in the drawing for $30.00 towards any Get It Scrapped class,
by leaving a comment on this thread! You can leave one each day, so I look forward to seeing you over the next eleven days! The winner will be announced Dec. 10th! Good Luck!


9 comments:

Chris aka Scrappylassie said...

Thanks, Amy. Have heard about these calendars,but never had the directions. Perfect for my niece's girls.

Linda said...

Amy, what a cute idea for a December Calendar. The grandkids would enjoy something like that for sure. Thanks for the instructions.

Brenda Neff said...

Fun idea Amy. Yours looks really cute!

Tami said...

ADORABLE!!!!

Gab said...

Love this idea Amy! Thanks!

Sharon said...

I have a friend's grandson who comes and complains my Fridge won't hold magnets - here's a solution for that, as well!

Keitha said...

Great idea for a 12 Days series, and a fun first project! Looking forward to the rest.

TraceyR said...

So cute - I think this would make a cute & inexpensive matching game for my preschoolers; just have to change a few things. Love it!

MarciaD said...

I love your ideas. I think picture frames are a great gift idea for my office mates. Thanks! Would love a chance to take a class at Get it Scrapped!

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