Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Another Advent Calendar!

Would you believe that Ashley's boyfriend has never had an Advent Calendar for Christmas?
When Ashley found out, she immediately set out to remedy this problem.
She made him one and it was a true labor of love.
She took the idea of opening a window each day as Christmas approaches and decided to make it so that each day represented something she loved about him....
Sweet and sappy and.... well he LOVED IT!!!
Here is the calendar.

She started out with a tin of 24 mini muffins.

Ashley then wrote her sayings - 25 lines of sweet words.  She cut them into strips and rolled them up to fit into the muffin spots.  She also got 25 Hershey Kisses - one for each day.

She placed double sided tape around each muffin spot and then cut paper to size to cover the tin.  
She drew in squares, one to cover each muffin cup. She then scored each square - turning it into an  opening with a exacto-knife so that each window could be opened easily.  She then sealed each window with melted wax and pressed a wax seal onto each puddle of wax.  (You could close the windows with stickers also).
Ashley filled the tins with the Hershey kisses and love notes and then attached the paper.

She made a cute title and attached that to the top with tape.  She included a small box for the 25th day, since the muffin tin only holds 24 days! 
She made this in November and had to wait until December 1st to give it to him!  That was the hardest part for her!
Skyler loved it!

1 comment:

Erin said...

What a sweet idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for your kind words! :)