11.28.2010

Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar

Finally, I've made a cookie sheet advent calendar! LOL  I've seen these for years. I've always enjoyed the idea.
     
I needed something to stay in our black & white (with a little red) Christmas color theme so we used this paper from Basic Gray.  I know these colors look unusual for Christmas. Sometime I'll post a picture of our tree and then you'll understand. ;)
            

Need:
Cookie Sheet - Mine is from the $1 tree. I liked the small size!
Wedding favor tins, you can get these at the craft store/big box store
Magnets
E600 glue
Paper, ribbon, embellishments and glue

This craft is so easy you don't even need directions. Basically scrapbook on the cookie sheet, glue the magnet on the favor tins and you're done!
       
 I used my Cricut Expression to cut my numbers. I use SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) to cute any font with my Cricut. I used Stampin' Up ink, punches and ribbon.
           
                 
In a third of the tins is candy. In the rest are activities or family games for use do together.
        
Ideas for activities:
Make and color your own coloring pages.
Make Christmas/Holiday cards.
Family Game (insert your family's favorite).
If you live in an area that isn't freaky cold, a family walk.
Indoor family picnic, blanket and all. Go all out!
Make a special dessert together

I hope you are enjoying the season! Happy crafting!



4 comments:

Eva said...

Looks great and very classy! Great idea for a Christmas Countdown Calendar ;)

Cynthia said...

I love that! We don't have children so we don't get in to the kiddie Christmas decor. This is cute!

Anonymous said...

My partner and I really enjoyed reading this blog post, I was just itching to know do you trade featured posts? I am always trying to find someone to make trades with and merely thought I would ask.

Lisa ♥ said...

What a good idea! I've never seen these before, but it would be a way to do advent calendars with/without the goodies.