Thursday, November 4, 2010

Guest Post Lori From Paisley Passion

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Is it that time of year already? WOW! I cannot believe that Christmas is just around the corner! First off, I want to thank Heather for inviting me to join in on her Crafty Creative Christmas posts. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! I LOVE finding new ideas for crafts around Christmas :)

My name is Lori, and I have blog called Paisley Passions. I would LOVE for you to pop on over and say hello. Like most of the bloggers out in blogland, I love new visitors and comments. So feel free to pop on by.

My project is a fun one. The kiddos LOVE it. It is a countdown calendar that I call, Reindeer Roundup.

I took some plastic magnetic containers like these:

and then I cut triangle cardstock shapes out using my Cricut machine.  I attached the triangles to the fronts of the containers and then decorated them to look like Santa's Reindeer.  I even added some twisted pipe cleaner for the antlers.  This is what they look like now:

I had a metal sign that someone had given me.  You can buy them at any craft store.  So, I attached some circles with the Reindeer's names on them (Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolf).

So, the metal sign looks like this:

My idea is to put the Reindeer on the countdown calendar and fill each of the magnetic Reindeer with something.  It could be a scripture for the day, some small candies, a clue to a larger item, etc.  Then each day (starting 9 days before Christmas) the kids can take one of the Reindeer off and see the prize inside.  It will give them something to look forward to and help them count down the days until Christmas.

Here is what it looks like with the Reindeer all in place:

I was also thinking that if you don't have a metal sign like this one, you could even just make the Reindeer and put them on the refrigerator or a metal door inside your house.

Thanks again, Heather for letting me share my project today :)  Happy holiday crafting everyone!!!


Alison said...

This is absolutely DARLING! I love those lil' reindeer! Where did you find the magnetic containers? Super cute!

Beverly @ said...

What a great idea!! I love these cute little reindeer. :)


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