Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sweet Sassy Diva Holiday Decor Advent Calendar from a muffin tin

So hard to believe its only two weeks until Christmas.  This week at Sweet Sassy Diva we were asked to make a Christmas decor project.  I decided to make an advent calendar with a muffin tin.   I saw one at the Scrapbook Expo  and really liked this idea but thought heck I will make my own.  
Well for once I actually did.  
Here is the completed Advent Calendar made using a 24 hole muffin tin.  I changed the direction of my project several times so I will let you know that as I go along.  
To start you need the 24 hole mini muffin pan.  I got mine at the local grocery for $10.  They have also had them at M's and J's (Wilton).  
Next I cut 24 circles using George at 2 1/4 inch out of thin magnet sheets I got at local stationary store in a package.  I then covered each with a 2 1/4 inch paper circle. I used scraps and glued with Tacky Glue.  I then put books on top of them to make sure they stayed flat.   
Now you can decorate the magnetic circles how you wish.  I was going to make diecuts but decided to make Rosettes using my Tim Holtz Die maker to give added dimension.  ( 1st idea change)
I was going to cut out numbers but found this sheet in a stack of Christmas paper I had.  (2nd change)
There was all these cute little holiday pics left on the paper so I decided to cut them out with a circle punch and glue them to bottom of pan.  (Change 3)
The last one has Merry Christmas glued to side and underneath says Night before Christmas.  
So I made a lot of changes but am happy with my finished project.  
With the muffin tin you can place a candy, gum or tiny toy underneath the magnet.
Last year I made Advent Calendars using cookies sheets which were $1 at the Dollar Store.  
Here is the finished product with a variety of Cricut cuts.  For this one we kept candy in a jar and they selected piece they wanted each day.  
Here is what they looked like underneath.  
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Would love to read your comments and also invite you to come back each day and see what all the Design Team members have to share.  Happy craftin and Happy Holidays.  
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  1. Wow! look at these they are awesome. Love the detail and the colors you chose.
    You might want to enter this in my Weekly Challenge at She's A Sassy Lady! You could even win a cart or a stamp set!

  2. Wow Suzanne, this is fabulous! So cute and festive!

  3. Hi Suzanne, very cute and fun!!! Thanks fo sharing them with us:) Happy Holidays!!