"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before." President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Advent Calendar

I finally got it done...not that it was hard to make but that darn morning sickness thing that kicks in every time I wanted to sit down and work on it. No matter the time of day!!
I love how it turned out!
Here are just some of the supplies I used.
Found this great free printable (and the idea behind my calendar) to mod podge to the inside of the cups. The words to Santa Claus is Coming to Town is revealed as you count down the days.


I found the containers at my Local Craft store, covered them with colored card stock


Typed up numbers off my computer, added more mod podge then Fine Glitter for bling!!



Glued magnets to the back, also glued a fun trinket, buttons, brads and tied ribbon to the front and


Here is the final product! I love this because you can put it up on a metal board like this, or on your fridge or even a medal door. It's great! And it's filled with a bunch of fun activities and small goodies that we can do as a family all month long.


The countdown can officially begin!! Happy Counting down everyone!

11 comments:

Amanda Pedro said...

wow! Looks great! now you will have it for years to come. thanks

Pistolmom said...

You never cease to amaze me with all of the fun and creative ideas you have!!! :)

{Linds} said...

LOVE IT! U go U crafty Girl u!

Amanda said...

That's really cute. A great idea using those little containers!

apparentlyjessy said...

Fantastic idea! They look great!!

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

That's super cute and fun. What a great idea! Found you via One Pretty Thing.

Bean's Mom said...

So cute! And where oh where did you get that stinkin cute metal board?! I'm pretty sure I need about 5 of those!

Jess.Bevil said...

Found you through the Creative Chick Parade & let me tell you... I'm glad I did! This is sooo neat! I'm definitely following you :) Thanks for sharing.

Georges said...

Which craft store did you get those little containers? I've been to Michaels & Hobby Lobby and they don't have them. They're so cute and I wanna make them so bad!

nap time journal said...

Georges- I have seen them at michaels before...they are paper mache boxes, but if you can't find them there I found mine at a craft store here in Utah called Roberts Craft. You could try to order them through their website :) OR I have seem them done using the plastic to-go cups from resturants. So you could hit up a local resturant and see if they will sell you a few cups with the lids. Jewelry boxes is also another idea too!

Hope that helps! Good luck!

craftystaci.com said...

I love all the little extras you used to decorate these. I'm including this in my Friday Favorites this week!