Sunday, November 22, 2009

Muffin Tin Advent Calendar

Look what I made!
I think it turned out SUPER cute. The best part was that it cost practically nothing since I had all the ribbon and magnet sheets and scrapbook paper/cutouts. I only had to buy the muffin tin--$4.50 at Walmart.

Here's a link with directions. I opted not to put numbers on mine, mainly because I didn't have enough number stickers! I was also going to paint the tin, but I decided at the last minute not to. I think it looks fine as is.

I hot-glued some rings to the back of the tin and tied different ribbons to it to jazz it up a little. Then I hot-glued the wide grosgrain ribbon so I could hang it. I hope it holds!

Here's a link to another one I found that I thought was cute too!

Let me know if you want more detailed instructions. I didn't follow the ones on that link exactly.

I can't wait to start using it! I think I told you that I'm going to fill the cups with family activities each day. I have a partial list, but John and I are going to finish our list (24 things is a lot to come up with!) on our long road trip this week. I'm sure you'll hear about some of 'em!

Another pic for you!

19 comments:

Melissa Stover said...

cute, cute!!!

Megan O. said...

It turned out so cute! I definitely want to hear what you use for all those days of activities, I need some inspiration.

Amber said...

It is GREAT!!!!

So so so so precious.

The Bowden's said...

Love it! :)

Trish said...

I love it!!

i have most of those supplies......
I think I'll make one.

I'll let you know if i do.

I got my ribbons! thank you, they were perfect.

Happy thanksgiving!

Michele said...

You are so creative. This is really cool!

Lauren Kelly said...

Soooo cute Meredith!!!!! :)

His Girl said...

EXCESSIVELY cute :)

dawn said...

That is adorable--great job! Would you be willing to post a few ideas of what you put inside?

I just found your blog...I live in CO too...I'm guessing fairly close to you. It will be fun to read someone nearby...

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

So cute. I also want to hear about the rest of it.

Rachel said...

What a great idea! One year we had a red bulletin board with an activity behind each tag, but the board has since been repurposed, so this would be great!

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

I love it! Really, really cute and your daughter looks so happy.
Will you share the ideas you put inside?

michelle @ Lemonade Life said...

Love it! Did you see that I posted mine, too? Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Gina said...

Cool. I think that could even be customized to suit this non-christmas-tree-or-presents family.

2cats said...

Great idea. Very, very cute. I like that you said it was easy to do. Thanks for sharing.

Kecia said...

Can't wait to see your list of family activites--

Gretchen said...

Not fair that you clean well and are crafty. Usually, we should give up one of those. ;)

Trench Mommy said...

Hi! I found you through Bears & Belles. I love this idea. In fact I have an extra muffin tin in my gift box! How cool is that?! I am anxious to hear what you put in them!

Paula @ Organizing Tips For Moms said...

This is awesome! Love it. Thanks for posting.