Wednesday, November 25, 2009

advent calendar

I have been wanting to get one of those nice advent calendars that you can put little things in.  When I was little and we lived in Germany, we always had the ones that had a piece of chocolate every day.  Until recently, I couldn't ever find any of those here.  The last two years we did have the chocolate ones, but this year I wanted to do something more meaningful. I wasn't having much luck finding one I liked.  I did  find two, but one had doors that would have fallen open too easily and the other was almost $40, way more than I wanted to spend.  But, about a week ago, I saw an idea on someone's blog for using 2 inch mint tins from Wilton (I got them at Michaels in the wedding section).  They had used velcro to mount them on canvas, but I used magnets and put them on a cookie sheet (which I spray painted).  I think it turned out really cute.  Inside are little ornaments, including a nativity set, to go on one of those miniature trees.

Here's the whole thing.

And here's a close up.