Saturday, October 2, 2010

Christmas Countdown Tin

For Super Saturday this year I came up with a simple craft for everyone to make. Using a 24 hole muffin tin you create a Christmas countdown calendar. The papers are attached using magnets so you can re-use them from year to year and are easy to store. (plus as an added bonus you can use the muffin tin to bake in!)
Behind each number you can put treats or slips of paper with different holiday activities your family can do together.
I had to make 35 kits so they started out like this....
and this...
and then I separated them into ribbon, die cuts and brad/button bags....Seriously these little bags just make me sooo happy to see....they are like candy to me (and less calories too)
I have a few more things to do like copy the number tags and cut the squares but they are mostly finished. Can you believe I had most all the supplies on hand for all 35 kits! I used paper that I had purchased to make Christmas cards last year, but didn't end up using. All this red & green is getting me excited for Christmas!

2 comments:

Verlynn said...

Mine is the cutest!

Spirituality 101- self preservation said...

I was looking through blogs (next blogging:)) and came across yours; I really love love love your pieces..I am an educator and mixed media artist and writer. I have a shop on Etsy, have won awards for my art and have published quotes..I hope you'll check out my blogs and "follow" my blogs too. I know we can't read or look at other blogs everyday but I'd appreciate you leaving a comment and visiting...because your stuff is, as the kids say, "way cool!" I hope you have great Holidays! Craft away!!