Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Advent Calendar

This is a repost, but since we get to start using this today I thought it was worth saying again!

I'm also linking to Kimba's DIY day!

I saw many variations on this last Christmas so I finally took the plung and decided to try one this year. I'm so happy with how it turned out, especially since it only took me an evening to put together.

I started with just a plain cheap cookie sheet, bunch of stickers and buttons and some magnet tape that I've had on my fridge for ohhh... too many years to admit

I used spray paint on the back of the cookie sheet then used Arose Such a Clatter kit to create the back ground and the count down numbers

I had some heavy weight card stock that I used a 1 1/4 inch punch to make each days square and used glue dots to put the squares together. I hand drew the grid, don't look too close, I remember why I went digital now! I especially love the baking squares, thats one of our favorite Christmas traditions - making cookies together!

As you remove the days you just pop them on the back for safe keeping.


Recovering procrastinator said...

This is freaking awesome. I'm in awe of your talent.

So do you just count down the days or are there activities to do on each day that correspond with the image?

SarahHub said...

This is such a great idea! And it turned out really cute! Would it be bad if I stole your idea during Advent?

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Adorable!!! :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. :)