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Thursday, December 1, 2011

How to make a Muffin Tin Advent Calendar

I am in LOVE with this Advent Calendar idea!!














What a super fabulous idea! Use a 24 count muffin tin to make a REUSABLE Advent calendar!

Of course, I did not come up with this idea on my own. I've been seeing them on Pinterest for weeks, and finally broke down. I always say that 99.9% of creativity is resourcefulness. Thank God for whoever came up with the idea for Pinterest!

What you need:
*mini muffin tin (Doesn't have to be new, and you will not ruin your muffin tin. Don't run out and buy new one! It does have to be magnetic, so check yours before you start.)
*scrapbook paper/cardstock
*adhesive magnetic strip
*scissors
*glue dots, photo splits, or glue stick
*various stickers (I had random numbers and foam stickers)
*Any other embellishments you have/want. 

How to make:
1. Cut cardstock into 2 1/4 inch squares
2. Decorate however you want!! 
I used a Stampin' Up! scallop punch to make the design in the center. I had old number stickers on hand. They weren't christmas-y at all, but I decided to just go with it. I used foam stickers, ribbon, star-shaped brads, and paperclips to embellish. 
3. cut 4 tiny magnets to the back of each corner of your squares.













4. Fill the muffin cups with a treat. Candy, quarters, a special Bible verse...



What I love MOST about this calendar idea is the fact that it's reusable! Since the covers are magnetic, I can save year after year. Simply wash my muffin tin, and put it away! LOVE!!!

Hope you enjoyed!!

****Linked up with Mama Kat! Writing Prompt #3: The first of December is upon us! Describe an Advent Calendar or a special way you count down days until Christmas (past or present). (Inspired by Classy Chaos)
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12 Comments:

At November 30, 2011 at 5:33 PM , Blogger MiMi said...

That's adorable! I just made a cookie sheet advent. :) It doesn't have the cute little containers and treats though!

 
At November 30, 2011 at 8:00 PM , Blogger Rach (DonutsMama) said...

That is an awesome idea. It came out really nice!

 
At November 30, 2011 at 9:36 PM , Blogger Natasha in Oz said...

I've seen these on Pinterest too. How clever you are to actually make it! It looks wonderful.

I am hosting two link ups at the moment and I would be so honoured if you could join in with one or even both of them! The first is my weekly Pinterest party @ 5 Minutes Just for Me and the second is an Advent calendar link up as part of 12 Days of Christmas series at my Christmas blog. I sure do hope you can pop by and visit!

Best Christmas wishes,
Natasha.

 
At December 1, 2011 at 2:28 AM , Blogger Peeper said...

I love this idea!!

 
At December 1, 2011 at 5:30 AM , Blogger Barbara said...

It turned out amazing! Great job!

 
At December 1, 2011 at 6:44 AM , Blogger Jenners said...

This is really creative and actually within the realm of things I might be able to pull off myself! Thanks!

Visiting from Mama Kats.

 
At December 1, 2011 at 11:25 AM , Blogger Adrienne said...

Totally stealing this! I made one this year for my daughter - this is just precious! I bet if you laminate the squares that cover the tin they'd last a good long time too!

 
At December 1, 2011 at 11:27 AM , Blogger Adrienne said...

P.S.....my name's Adrienne too!! Love your blog ~ gonna follow!
{visiting from Mama Kats}

 
At December 1, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Blogger Missy said...

I am completely, totally in love with this thing. Might be the best one I've ever seen!

 
At December 1, 2011 at 10:43 PM , Blogger The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

Just seeing the colors on this made me happy! It turned out beautifully! Way to make something on Pinterest. I can barely figure out how to use it ;-)
Enjoy it!

 
At December 2, 2011 at 12:32 AM , Blogger Suz said...

Holy cow, that's awesome!!! Now I have muffin-tin envy. Dang it.

Now to carve out craftiness time in this non-stop life of mine...

 
At December 2, 2011 at 6:12 PM , Blogger RedWriter said...

What a great idea... though I must admit I have my sights set on a Captain America advent calendar with Chris Evans on the front. Chocolate and an attractive man... Must be Christmas ha ha. :) xx

 

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