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Advent Christmas Countdown!!

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I have to start out by giving all credit for this cuteness to Pick Your Plum!  That is where I purchased my vinyl for this cute magnetic Advent calendar and where I found the inspiration!!    Have you heard of Pick your Plum?  It is an awesome site with a daily deal of crafty goodness!  I have made several purchases and have not been let down!

Advent Calendar

You can make this on your own easily if you have a Silhouette or Cricut.  You can also use my back up method of utilizing scrapbooking stickers to get the same effect!

Items Needed:

  • Metal pizza pan
  • Spray paint
  • Vinyl or scrapbooking letters
  • Paint (optional)
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun/glue sticks

I started out by spray painting this bargain pizza pan white using Krylon Dual White Spraypaint  It’s so worth it, it covers great!!  (I purchased my pizza pan at Wal-Mart for $0.99).

Countdown to Christmas

After it dried, I applied my Vinyl.  I got my tips for applying vinyl from Ginger over at Ginger Snap Crafts.   I thought it looked a bit plain (even for me!) and so I added red and green dots to the outside edge of the pan using some paint from Martha’s new line.  I like it much better now!

Countdown to Christmas

I hot glued some red ric-rac-ish ribbon I had in my stash to the back of the pan to hang it on the wall.

Countdown to Christmas

Adding a small magnet to the back of a small plastic ornament with some hot glue gave the perfect little object to move to each number as we countdown to Christmas Day!

Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas

Have you entered my Giveaway for a Nest Egg Pendant???  Isn’t it cute?  Click {HERE} to enter!!!

Nest Egg Pendant Giveaway

Don’t forget to link up your Holiday projects, table settings, mantle displays, recipes and handmade gift ideas to my Holiday Happenings Link Party!

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5 Comments

  1. Hi! I am a new follower (and a fellow Engineering major – although not what I do now)! I love this idea! I asked for a Silhouette from the hubby…awesome first project:) Thanks!

  2. I had these ordered from Pick Your Plum but hadn’t decided what to do with them, thanks for the idea. I couldn’t find any small ornaments (small town) but I did find some whistles at Dollar General with Santa and Snowmen heads and had my husband dismantle them and then added a magnet to the back. They are super cute! Merry Christmas!

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