Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas Advent Mini Muffin Tin

I saw this idea back in September while I was looking for different Super Saturday craft ideas. We didn't end up using this as one of our crafts (it would have taken way too long), but I made one anyway (since I made it in September, I've been dying to post it, but I wanted to wait till it was closer to Christmas).

I bought the mini muffin tin at Wal-Mart for $4.50 and the rest was all stuff I had lying around. Since this is a muffin tin, I'll be putting little candies behind each number for my kid(s) to have as they count down the days.
I did mine a little different than Tami did in her post. I used my Cricut to cut the numbers out on white cardstock and adhered them to the paper - I didn't want that much white and I didn't really like the simple ink printed look.

I cut out the squares of red/green cardstock (and used my corner rounder punch to round the corners) and then cut out circles - sadly, I don't have a circle punch, so I had to cut these out by hand :( Then I mod podged the papers and numbers together. Once that was dry, I added embelishments to random squares with ribbon, brads, eyelets and little paper punched shapes.

Final touch, add the magnet squares to each corner on the back.


10 comments:

  1. SO CUTE!! I will be adding you to my week of Advents!!

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  2. Nice!!! What a great idea and yours is great!

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  3. I just saw a similar one today that I loved and think that yours came out great too! :) I seriously need to do this! I may actually have to make 2 - one for each of my girls. Knowing them, they'd fight over who gets to peek under each day for their goody. lol

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  4. This is fantastic! I wonder if they have muffin tins at the dollar store?
    Also, no circle punch? Darlin, add that to your Christmas list immediately! It'll add more minutes to those precious nap time craft sessions. :)

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  5. Great idea. I have seen lots of these too while surfing and I love yours for it's simplicity. Seems easy enough to whip up. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oh my goodness this is so cute! I'm going to have to try and make one for my daughter, she would love it.

    Just wanted to say also how much I enjoy your blog and all the crafts you post! You really are inspiring.

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  7. Love this! I think I will try to make one too! :) Also, I am trying the bean bags for Christmas gifts! So cute!

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  8. Really cute! I like this idea a lot. And it's so cheap you could make one for each child and put it in their room. Couldn't you have used your Cricut for the circles?

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  9. this is such a fantastic idea. thank you for sharing. Although I made an advent calender last year will have to give it a try. My husband does not have one yet:)

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