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 arrived.lol

The answer came a few days after I received them.
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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 me.lol 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 tins.lol 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!

Blessings,


4 comments:

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.