Make a Magnetic Photo Advent Calendar - a dollar store craft

My mom collects Advent calendars, and also loves crafts that feature photos of her favorite people, so I used her interests as inspiration for my newest Advent calendar craft: a Magnetic Photo Advent Calendar. This project uses some items from the dollar store, and some from the craft store, and the instructions can be found over at MyPrintly: [Magnetic Photo Advent Calendar]

It might be a bit late in the season to make this for this year, but don’t forget to pin it for next year!

Project Materials:

(Items in bold can be found at the dollar store)


  • 9×12” metal cookie sheet
  • 1” flat-backed clear glass marbles
  • Turquoise acrylic paint
  • Glossy decoupage medium
  • Strong button-style magnets
  • E-6000 glue (clear)
  • A piece of green scrapbook paper, at least 8.5×11”
  • 1” round paper punch
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors