Saturday, October 2, 2010

Crafty Goodness: Reusable Advent Calendar

I take lots of classes... No really, I mean lots of classes.  At least once a month I take a cardmaking class at my LSS (local stamping store).  This month, in addition to my usual class, I signed up to take one to make a reusable Advent calendar.  Advent calendars are something my mom gets for me every year as far back as I can remember.  There is something so fun about opening up the little door each day to see a picture, read a verse or get some candy.  The calendar I made today is of the candy variety (although I could add some random verses when I set it up for us this year).  I have always wanted an Advent calendar that is more permanent than the flimsy card stock ones that are sold in stores.  So, it was a real treat to get to make one for my little family.

This is the first year our instructor Jenn, aka Creative Chick, has brought her yearly Advent calendar class to my LSS.  How she made it is really cool.  The base is a metal bulletin board and each day is a little metal tin that is decorated and then stuck on the board with magnets.  Here is a close up so you can see what I mean.

Isn't it sooooo neat!  I'm so excited that I just kind of wanted to put it up now instead of waiting until Dec. 1.  Now all I have to do is figure exactly what kind of candy and cat treat I am putting in each one!


erinlesko said...

Awesomeness! Too funny, because we always had a reusable one at home, never the paper/candy ones.

talitha said...

i love this! my aunt made all my cousins and i the same reusable one out of felt and velcro.

my son, whose b-day is december 1st, calls dibs on putting up the first little figure every year because it is his day, after

Bahston Beans said...

No cat treats! Just candy!

jenn said...

it looks great :) good for you to get all the cutting done!!!... i too have been in love with mumford and sons!!