Yesterday, I had this project on the SRM Stickers blog. I figured I would share it on here as well. It is a "Count Down to Santa" Calendar...a fun way to count down the days until Christmas with your kids. I wanted to keep the supply list fairly simple so I used one paper collection (This & That: Christmas by Echo Park), The Twinery baker's twine, and SRM stickers. The base of the calendar is a tray (7 Gypsies) 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 -
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!"
Hope you enjoyed this project! Don't forget to leave a comment on my giveaway post below this one! You have until Sunday to leave a comment! Have a great weekend!
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