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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Second Advent Calendar

 This is the second calendar I made.  I tried to vary the colors a little from the first one I made and I didn't use as many number words on this one as the other.  This one if for my older grandsons.
 This close up shows a little more of the detail in the paper I used for the one and 2.
 Another close up of the decorative papers I used.
 Most of the papers that I used were from a Christmas theme collection, but I did have some from a "wintry" pack, too.
This view shows the back of the magnetic paper that I used.  I sandwiched the ribbon tab between the two papers to make it more secure.

Advent Calendar?

Yep, that's what it is!  And it's in a tart pan!  I saw this on Pinterest and just had to try it.  I punched 2" circles from decorative papers and magnetic paper.  I stamped numbers and number words onto the the 24 circles.  Then I glued them to the magnetic paper.  The magnetic paper keeps the circles from sliding off the tart pan.  Inside each little cup I placed a sweet treat.  As you can see I also made a ribbon tab to make it easier for my grandchildren to lift up the circle to retrieve their treat for the day.  The count-down takes them to Christmas Eve.  The pan I saw on Pinterest had a hole at the top to allow for hanging.  I was unable to find one like that in our local stores.  I do not live in a large metropolitan area, so if you do, you may have no trouble finding one that you could hang.  My daughters have placed theirs on their dining room table to allow easy access for their children.  And, yes, they HAVE TO TAKE TURNS!  LOL  There are only two boys at each house, so every other day each one gets a treat.  ")