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I am ridiculously excited to show you what I’ve been working on over the past few days – an advent calendar!

I’ve just hung it on my wall after extracting solemn promises from Mr 6 that it will not be touched before 1 December! 

This is made with match boxes, a baking tray, magnets and glitter Washi tape to cover the boxes.  I also grabbed a few Christmas decorations to stick on the edge.  (And nothing but super glue worked to stick those suckers onto the metal!)

Here are some photos of how I put it all together:



The Washi tape is a Selley’s pack I bought at Costco. 
The numbers are a free download from http://justsomethingimade.com/2009/10/simple-spool-advent-calendars/.  

They work with a 1 inch circle punch.   I also used Stampin’ Up!’s glitter sheets and my  1 1/4 inch circle and star punches as backgrounds for the numbers. 

I stuck magnets on the back of each box so they would stick to the baking tray. 

I also used sticky strip to run sequins along the side edges of the tray and some Washi tape and glitter glue for the top and bottom. 

I stuck it to the wall using 3M removable hanging strips. 

So there you have it – my glittery, sparkly home made advent calendar.  Anyone got any ideas for what to do with hundreds of spare matches? 😉 

Thanks for reading.