I have been planning on making this project for several weeks now … time has escaped me, once again! I know that tomorrow is December 1st … it’s our nephew’s birthday … I have certain Christmas presents that I need to buy tomorrow (it’s a sale thing)! Late last night it dawned on me that there is no more time to make my Countdown to Christmas … oh, crap … I’m wasn’t even home to make the calendar … TOMORROW IS DECEMBER 1st … my brain finally put 2 and 2 together!
When my boys were young, I would make my own advent calendars so that I could put treats in each day for the three boys. That made life easier than having one calendar with one treat or three different calendars going. I am passing this idea along … easy to make with stuff that you probably have around the house … like coffee filters and a mini muffin pan!
Is it OK to post an idea and supplies … not the finished project? Well, here it is …
Did you see the Hanukkah Countdown? It’s the same concept … just using a few different materials …
- 24 cup mini muffin/cupcake pan
- Printable number tags (found here)
- 24 coffee filters (or tissue paper cut into 6″-7″ squares)
- Bakers’ twine (ribbon or yarn)
- Scissors and a hole punch
- Candy (Sixlets and milk chocolate balls from SweetWorks)
I apologize for not sharing a photo of the completed project, but I gotta run to Lowe’s and buy a new toilet … long story for another day 😉