Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween Advent Calendar

My mom saw this really cute idea on one of those morning talk shows so for craft night we got together and made these babies! I think they are so cute! So you can't really tell but the numbers are little metal party favor boxes. The lids have the numbers glued to them and then on the inside you place little candies, toys, goodies, love notes etc for the kids to open each day. I am going to add in mine clues to where to find bigger treats, jokes, and maybe some that say do the monster mash or different silly things for the kids to do. I also LOVE that I can flip this around and do Christmas on the back. The numbers are glued to a plastic circle on the lid so I can flip them and do Christmas numbers on the other side.

So here is the info:
We bought the magnet boards at the Heartland scrapbook store.
We bought Halloween scrapbook paper and used a cricket for the circles, square, and numbers.
Ribbon to embellish and or hang
And the the party favor boxes we bought at Michael's with a 40% off coupon.
And then just glued it all together.

Total cost was probably $19.00 which is kind of pricey but think it is for two holidays and it can become a family tradition!!! Plus I was thinking the other day I bet you could get cheaper magnet boards at home depot or Lowe's if you just went and got a metal sheet???

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Blogger Blissmade Designs said...

Creative advent calendar! The metal party favor boxes are a great idea. Can't wait to see the other side if you post the Christmas version!

October 20, 2010 at 7:38 PM  

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