Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Project...

My friend Karen asked me if I'd like some mint tins for a project. Well, I'm not one to turn anything down, but really didn't have a clue what I'd do with them once they

The answer came a few days after I received them.

The littles get an Advent Calendar every year and Allison was lamenting the fact that she and Jon never got one. We didn't celebrate Advent when they were little. I had never heard of doing such a thing. Well, I was looking at those tins and it came to I mod-podged some Christmas fabric to the tins and then added numbers to each one. Then I took an old hanger and pulled it into a circle and wrapped it with ancient batting that has moved with us no less than 7 times. I took strips of denim fabric and wrapped it around the batting and then velcroed the little tins all over the "wreath." I wrapped a red ribbon around it this morning and Allison made the bow with the leftover ribbon.

Now to fill the little I have to decide what to do, fill with a little note for a treasure hunt or fill with little candies and treats.

I made it reuseable and I think this will be a good tradition for the older kids. Thanks Karen!



Robin said...

You're so clever, Lisa! What a great idea.

The Bertone's said...

That is wicked clever! Love it!

Cynthia said...

That is absolutely adorable, Lisa! I'm wishing I had a bunch of tins so I could make one myself!

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

This is GREAT, Lisa. I love it. Your creativity shines again.