Monday, November 14, 2011

Muffin Tin Gingerbread Advent Calendar

Ready for a super cute super EASY advent?!! You've all seen the muffin tin advents right? Here's a little how-to for the one I just made: Here is the finished product:

First you will need a 24 count mini muffin tin--like this one:
Then  you will need 24 cute little circles that measure 2.25 inches across. You can make your own, or you can buy these cute little guys from my Just So Scrappy shop HERE, or my Etsy shop HERE. If you buy them from me, you will just print them out on white cardstock like this:
 And finally you'll need some adhesive magnet paper. I bought mine at Walmart in the craft section. They come 2 sheets in a pack, and they are half size sheets, so you will need 2 of those:

Now cut your paper with your circles on it in half:
Then peel the backing off of one of your magnet sheets:
Now press your half sheet of circles onto that magnet paper. Be sure to center it so that all your circles will be on the magnet paper:
 Now you just have to cut them out as carefully as possible, leaving the little color border around each circle:
Do the same thing for the other half of the paper, and for the second sheet.
When you are done, they will look like this:
Pretty easy huh?! Now you can put some little pieces of candy behind each circles like this:

 I used some printables from this set to decorate Hershey's Kisses and some mini bars to match the advent calendar:
You can find these printables HERE!

There is also an entire Printable Party Set that matches these little gingerbread guys:


  1. This is fabulous! You're so clever ;) Thanks for linking up!!!

  2. LOVE IT! REALLY REALLY cute! I'm so glad you linked up...THANK YOU! Love your stuff!

  3. How adorable! I love this and so creative! I did not grow up with an Advent Calendar but have seen so many great ideas out in blogland that I'm going to be making one...which may not be ready until Christmas 2012 but my son is only 19 months so he wont mind! I'm loving collecting all of these great ideas...thanks so much for sharing...visiting from The Creative Spark and now your newest follower!

  4. Very cute and simple idea for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is the best idea ever! I will have to do this with the kiddos!

  6. I featured your advent calendar on this week's edition of "You Dazzled" at EUTM! Feel free to stop by and grab an "I Dazzled" button. Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you again this week. Have a Happy Holiday!!!

  7. Love it! Great use of a muffin pan!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!
    Would love for you to link this up to our Special Christmas Soiree going on now too!

  8. Those printables are totally amazing. This is awesome. I love the different take on an advent. Thanks for linking last week to Once Upon a Weekend. You're being featured tomorrow night!!!