For my tutorial this week, I decided to show how I made an advent calendar. This is my very first attempt and I think it turned out pretty good! I used the CCS stamp set Bunch A Numbers to make the calendar. I started with the following items: wipe-off magnetic board, small metal treat containers, small round sticky-back magnets, various designs of holiday themed designer papers, a scallop punch, black ink and holiday themed stickers or punch-outs.
I started by punching out 25 different scallop circles from designer paper. The punches fit perfect on the metal container lids. I laid out the punches in the order I wanted them numbered.
Next I stamped the numbers 1 through 25 on the scallop circles using the Bunch A Numbers stamp set and black ink.
Then I used sticky dots to adhere scallop circles to container lids.
After that, I adhered a round magnet to each container on the bottom side.
I filled each container with goodies.
I made a topper for the wipe-off board using designer printed cardstock and punch-outs that were included in the pack of paper. I also adhered a scallop border around the topper. I put magnets at the lower bottom of the topper so I would be able to remove the topper for storage, or I can make a couple different toppers and change them out every so often. This way, the wipe-off board remains usable any other time of the year.
Finish off the advent calendar by placing the metal containers onto the wipe-off magnetic board. They can be easily removed and treats can taken out.
Thanks for looking,