Over the weekend I put together an advent calendar for Mr. Happy. I can give you a bit about how I put it together, but as far as what goodies are behind the doors... we will all find out together, since even I don't know what hides behind each door.
I started with these supplies:
- mini cupcake pan
- a dozen of these pretty double sided gift tags (found on sale!)
- wrapping paper
- sharpie marker
- white glue
- candy and small toys
As a more personal touch I wrote little somethings on the inside of each door. You could use seasonal jokes, words from seasonal songs, seasonal words, tiny tic-tac-toe boards, anything really.
(use that imagination here)
This is the part where I have to skip showing a few steps as to not spoil the surprises...
I took the mini cupcake pan and stuffed all the little cubbies with mini chocolates and toys. Honestly you can use anything here... as long as it fits in the mini spot.
Then I used jolly wrapping paper to cover the whole pan (the treats are already in the pan -- and yes that is my assistants paw in the picture!).
Here it is all ready to for December to roll around!
I'm not sure who's more excited about starting to open doors -- me or Mr. Happy.