It's Day 4 of...
It's still not too late to make an advent calendar and begin counting down the days until Christmas. Here's the tutorial for mine...
*box of favor tins (My tins came from Hobby Lobby.)
*hot glue gun
*paper & pencil
*computer & printer
*number stickers (I used the stickers that came with the tins and printed numbers on them using this template.)
*manger pieces (These also came from Hobby Lobby.)
*Gather all of your supplies.
*Use one of the lids from the tins to trace a circle onto a piece of paper. Cut out the paper circle, and use it as a pattern to cut out 24 fabric circles.
*Lay the fabric circles right side up and place a glue dot in the center of each one.
*Adhere a fabric circle to the inside of each tin lid.
*Place number stickers 1-24 onto the outside of each tin making sure to cover-up where the glue dot is visible.
*Glue a magnet to the back of each tin.
*The package of tins came with 24, so I used a small cardboard container for box number 25. I decorated it with fabric and lace, attached a sticker to the front, and glued yet another magnet to the back. Even though it is different than the other tins, it works out perfectly--making box number 25 more special than the rest!
*Each tin houses a couple pieces of candy. I wanted to make this a really meaningful advent calendar for Lydia Grace, so I also included a bible verse and a small manger figurine or item that goes along with the verse.
*All 25 passages from the bible collectively tell the Christmas story--the birth of Jesus.
*Here is a copy of the bible verses that I used.
*I lined up all of the tins on the refrigerator. Each day, L.G. and I have opened one together. It has been a great way to share the story of Christ's birth with her.
The Christmas countdown is on!