Carolyn King went above and beyond with her advent calendar assignment! Feast your eyes on this wonderfully interactive holiday calendar!
Carolyn says, "For my advent calendar, I created a "Countdown to Santa" wall hanging. I wanted to keep the supply list fairly simple so I used one paper collection, twine, and SRM stickers. The base of the calendar is a tray that I covered with paper. I covered the handle with twine and I added SRM sentiment strips along the top of the paper. I used craft tins that I found at my local craft store to serve as treat holders. I actually adhered these directly to the tray so that you can only remove the lid. I thought it might be easier than velcro as far as long term durability. (My son would tear them right off if he knew candy was involved and I doubt they would survive more than one holiday!)"
"Each tin is embellished with stickers and paper from the same collection and then I added the SRM We've Got Your Number-Large stickers to each tin for each day."
"I added other SRM stickers onto some of the tins (for example, the "Jolly" on the 3rd, the "Happy" on the 10th, the "Merry" on the 13th and "Joy" on the 19th. They are all from the Say It with Stickers - Christmas sheet."
"Here is how the tins work...you just lift the lid of the day you are on and take out the treat (or, in our case, the slip of paper that tells you where to look for a clue; I leave clues all around the house leading up to the final spot that is the treat!) The kids really look forward to finding the hidden surprise!"
How inspirational, Carolyn, thank you!