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Make a Magnetic Advent Calendar

17 November 2008 12,425 views 4 Comments

by heather

Andi from udandi made these adorable magnetic advent calendars using sheet metal memo boards, magnets, and assorted goodies like decorated dominos, bottle caps, tags, and pesos. You can let your creativity shine and use your favorite trinkets, or some found at the dollar store, to make a unique advent calendar for yourself or as a gift! Get working on it, only a few more days until December!

Project Estimate:

  • Non-aluminum* cookie sheet, $1
  • Ribbon, $1
  • Gift wrap or scrapbook paper, on hand or $1
  • Assorted trinkets and goodies, $1 and up
  • Letter and number stickers, or stamps, $1 (optional)**

Total Cost: $5 or so

*Be sure to get a NON-aluminum piece of metal to make your calendar, as
magnets don't stick to aluminum! Test it at the dollar store before you
buy by trying to stick a magnet to it!

**You could also use a paint pen or permanent marker to letter and number your calendar.

Here's another version (made with a cookie sheet) for more inspiration.

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  • kellie said:

    SO CUTE!!!! This would make great gifts too!!

  • Andi said:

    Thanks for linking to my calendars!

  • Babz said:

    This is a really cute idea!

  • Katy said:

    Love this! I’m on an Advent calendar obsession right now.