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« on: December 04, 2009 09:41:22 AM »



I saw a tutorial online for "countdown calendars" on this website: http://www.wherecreativityhappens.com/ and immediately fell in love with the idea.  I dragged my DH with me to Michael's (because then I could use two 40% off coupons, duh) and they were completely out of the party favor tins they had to make the calendar.  So instead I bought these:



Deciding I would paint them solid colors and then paint the numbers on them, I liked the idea of plain white boxes.  So I did this:



So, obviously, once or twice during the painting process I wanted to kick myself in the face for not thinking about it sooner and just BUYING THE WHITE FAVOR BOXES.  But, cest la vie.  You live, you learn, you get your dining table covered in white paint.

So after painting all those bad boys, I filled them up with gobs of candy (hope my man gets used to Hershey's kisses this month!) and tied them up with alternating red and green (with silver) ribbon.  A picture of them already getting picked at:

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susieoregon
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009 09:45:28 AM »

These are awesome!!  Very cool idea and they turned out fantastic.  Next year I am totally doing this.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009 09:53:23 AM »

Wonderful!!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2009 10:27:17 AM »

I'm with susan, totally doing this next year!
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2009 12:05:34 PM »

everyday is a sugary surprise
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molemoogie
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2009 06:58:16 PM »

That is a great idea I would like to use next year!  Thanks!
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