Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Advent Calendar

I saw this adorable idea here and couldn't resist doing it. I took 24 squares of paper (cut at 2 3/8") and rounded the edges with a rounding punch. I then inked the edges with a stamp pad. The circles were made with a circle punch about 1 3/4" in diameter and then stamped each number on the circles. I then placed brads and ribbon on random numbers and used mod podge to seal and finish it. Each piece has four magnets in the corner to hold in place. To finish it off, I drilled two holes and put ribbon on it to hang. It also looks cute in an easel. I enjoyed it so much that I made four of them. My boys have really enjoyed waking up each morning to a little surprise in theirs. I have put candy, marshmallows and even money in them.