I made this advent calendar for myself this weekend. If you haven't noticed, I love anything geometric. I love shapes... just plain, geometric shapes. The fun thing about this project is you can configure the shapes into anything you'd like! Oh, and candy is involved. Here we go!
What you will need:
25 tiny cardboard boxes of any shape with lids included
Glue gun and glue
12" x 12"
piece of steel (I found mine at Home Depot with the radiator covers)
Super strong magnets (again, found at Home Depot)
12" x 12" wooden shadow box (found @ Michael's)
and CANDY, of course!
Fourth: Glue your super magnets on the inside of the box. This allows the magnet to be concealed and for the boxes to be flush against the steel. Also, it keeps the magnets and boxes from pulling apart if the glue just happens to not hold.
Fifth: Put candy inside!
Sixth: Glue your steel sheet inside the shadow box. It should only take one line of glue along what will be the top to hold the sheet in the frame.
Seventh: Arrange your boxes in a fun design!
I can't wait to start counting down the days to Christmas! I'm more excited about Christmas this year than I have been in a long time and I'm not even sure why! Who needs a reason, though?? Not me!