Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Advent Calendar

I originally made this 24 spot muffin tin as an advent calendar for Christmas.
It was perfect...24 muffin spaces, 24 days until Christmas.
I really wanted to make one for Halloween so I just decided to use it again, even though there are 30 days until Halloween in October...who is gonna notice?  (6 year olds, that's who)
Anyway...I love Halloween and I seriously love scrapbook paper!
This paper is the Blackbird line from MME...it is amazing with a side of awesome sauce.
I am totally making an advent for Easter and Valentine's Day and oh! My birthday!!! Yeah!!
Birthday Advent...I just made that up!
We can shove some tiny Coach goodies and maybe some MAC eye shadows behind the "doors".  

 OK...for real though...if you want to make one of these...grab some paper, embellishments and magnets.
I took some magnets off my fridge...you know the ones with the football schedule on it...or pizza delivery or insurance guy...whatever...reduce-reuse-recycle!
Cut your paper to fit over the hole in the muffin tin, glue it onto the front of the magnet and embellish at will!
Place treats behind the magnets...my kids like candy and cash.
Here is my secret for making the muffin tin stand up...
It is a stocking holder and I use it all.the.time.
I bought it after Christmas when it was next to free...I LOVE stars and cast iron!!
Seriously.
Linking to: Paper Issues and Be Different...Act Normal, Clean and Scentsible, Midwestern Sewing Girl

70 comments:

  1. You are so over the top clever! LOVE this!!

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  2. WOW such a cute idea.. LOVE IT!!!

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  3. This is so super super cute! My littles would love this! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  4. Very cool! I'm heading down for the blog hop but had to stop and say your Halloween project is awesome! :-)

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  5. coolio project, girl. love it.

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  6. That is such a great project! I love it!

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  7. you are killing me with your fantastic projects lady!!

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  8. I like candy and cash too...smart kiddos

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  9. HOLY SMOKES Cassie! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!! WOW!! You are soooooooooooooooo talented! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  10. This is soo cool!.. and a really fun idea too.
    Think I´ll have to try it myself.
    Love, Sophia

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  11. OMG, I love this!!! and the idea of the stocking holder is genius - I will be looking for one after the holidays this year!

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  12. Totally gorgeous project, Cassie! Love, love, love it! :-)

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  13. I always save those magnets because I knew there was a craft out there, somewhere, that would call for refrigerator football schedule magnets. Love this whole idea!

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  14. totally cute. I have to make one for christmas. You did an awsome job as always. have a great weekend

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  15. What a GREAT project!! Turned out Awesome!! (=

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  16. Cassie, I just spotlighted this post. Thanks for the sharing the awesome idea and linking up!

    :-) Sandra

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  17. This is a fab idea. I'm featuring this post next week on my blog (I do features on friday) so come check it out!
    Great job!

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  18. Fabulous idea! Love it!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
    I love your blog, too! I am also a brand new follower here and on twitter! yay!

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  19. That is so cute!!

    I just found your blog through one of the Saturday blog hops! Have a great weekend.

    Amanda @ www.nutritionistreviews.com

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  20. Hello! Very cute!! I am a new follower. Please stop by when you get a chance. Thanks and have a great weekend!
    Alissia
    Tips 4 Green
    http://tips4green.blogspot.com

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  21. This is way cute! seriously. Thanks for commenting on my blog! #10 of my random facts is true. lol, I grew up not watching TV, and now I just am not interested. I do watch movies though.

    xo, katie

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  22. How fun, I really like it .

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  23. This turned out really cute! I love every single paper you used and all of the embellishments!

    Thanks for linking up to SS!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  24. Hi there! I am your newest follower!! I found you on the weekend linky:)
    I love finding new blogs and your is lovely! You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

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  25. Thanks for stopping by. I love this idea. I think I may have to make one for Christmas. My boys would just love this. In years past I did a 3 tier plate with mini presents with a number tag, but this year I think I'll try this fun idea. Super cute paper too.

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  26. This is just so clever! I love it!

    Shannon
    festiveworks.blogspot.com

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  27. You've been featured today! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party- I greatly appreciate it. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. - Stephanie Lynn

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  28. Cassie I love this! Hope you link up this Thursday at A Crafty Soiree... www.yesterdayontuesday.com
    xoxo

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  29. So cute and so much fun! Cassie, thanks so much for sharing your creativity by linking up at the DIY Show Off. I love your ideas! ;)

    Happy fall!
    Roeshel

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  30. Stopping by to let you know I featured this over at Crafts & Sutch. Please stop by and take a peek when you get a chance and grab a featured button too! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing! Have a wonderful week!
    Erin :)

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  31. You are freaking awesome! This is fabulous, I am making on for Christmas! Thanks!

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  32. You're clever. And funny. And talented. And have the best name ever. I think I need to follow you.

    ps -- how do the treats not fall out when the tin is propped up?!

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  33. I LOVE this idea! I can't wait to buy some cute Holiday paper and get to creating. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. What a great idea! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

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  35. love this! so nice to "meet" you and thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! Hope to see you again this week!

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  36. It's so cute!! I love the papers! Thanks for linking this up to my Scrappy Saturdays! Featuring this tomorrow!

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  37. I love your idea. It's very creative. Thanks and have a lovely week.

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  38. Such a cute idea! I'm thinking if I start now I might get one finished for a Christmas advent calendar ;) But it would be fun for birthday countdowns too.

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  39. Hi! I'm your newest follower- this is the cutest little muffin tin ever! I found you through Scrappy Gifts:) Thank you for sharing!

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  40. Wow, I love this line and how creative you used a muffin tin!! I never thought of that and it is fab as usual Cassie.

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  41. FABULOUS idea!!! I may have to try this for Christmas.

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  42. If I didn't use my mini muffin tin so much I would totally do this... hmm, maybe I need another mini muffin tin! LOVE IT!

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  43. This is fantastic!!! Funny I googled and googled and your post came up. I have linked back to your post when I posted about my advent calendar:)

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  44. I've always wanted to make one of these for Christmas, but Halloween? You are too smart! NOW... pleas tell me where you found the PLAIN tin? I haven't found one simple (and cheap)!!!

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  45. Had to make a Thanksgiving one. Used a large 12 muffin tin. I needed to fit in three kisses for my three kiddos. I linked back to your post. Not as cute as yours. :)
    http://karascreativeplace.blogspot.com/2010/11/thanksgiving-activity-calendar-diy.html

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  46. LOVE this! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm totally making some of these for gifts...

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  47. So fun! Your hand totally made me laugh! If you get a chance, I would love it if you could share this at my link party, The Creative Spark. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Jenn :)
    www.cleanandscentsible.blogspot.com

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  48. Absolutely love this! I've seen the idea for a Christmas advent calendar, but this Halloween one is adorable!
    http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/

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  49. This idea is amazing...Muffin tin as advent...very cool...Do the squares open up to the cup part of the muffin tin to reveal a prize??? I may try this, dont know when,,,but its on my list to make...

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  50. ok, this is AMAZING!! scraplifting fer sure! :)

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  51. Absolutely genius! Thank you for linking up this project, too!!!! (You cracked me up about the 6 year olds noticing the missing days...so true...) - excellent job!!!

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  52. Thanks for linking up to The Creative Spark Cassie. I featured this on my facebook page!
    Jenn :)

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  53. Very creative and fun count down project for your kiddos :) It's wonderful to have a crafty Mommy (I'm the crafter for my own kid who is grown now- my mom wasn't too crafty but SUPER FUN, none the less)


    Thanks for sharing!!
    Visiting from Midwestern Sewing Girl's linky party {Everything Halloween}
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  54. I love this advent calendar I wrote a post about it on my blog and linked it back to you.

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