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« on: August 08, 2012 09:56:21 AM »

Earlier this year, I made a Zombie Apocalypse Countdown Calendar for my daughter Tracy.  I have two daughters, and couldn't justify making something awesome for one and not the other.  Claire is obsessed with Harry Potter, so I knew that would be the theme of hers.  Here's what I came up with... the drawers have images of some of her favorite elements of the series and the center section has some festive holiday decorations.  That's an image of the Hogwarts Great Hall decorated for Christmas, along with a snitch in the upper left hand corner.



Harry's emerging from a fireplace holding a jar of floo powder.  I received the tiny fireplace from Loves2Experiment in an IYP swap, this was the perfect place to use it!  I used 3 kinds of green glitter paint to decorate it.  It glows really nicely in person, the camera doesn't capture it very well.  Harry's came with the little potions table in a Lego minifig kit I found at Target.


Here's a close-up of a few drawers.



Ron is her favorite character and Goblet of Fire is her favorite book.



But wait.. there's more.   Smiley  I'm going to have her open this black potions cabinet on the first day as well.


Inside each drawer is something to add to the potions cabinet every day, along with a description of what each item is.  There will also be a piece of candy or other small treat in each drawer.


Here's another example.  The tiny jar contains honey from our bees.


And here's the cabinet completely loaded!  I'm pretty sure both of my girls will be thrilled with what Mom made them.   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012 10:37:24 AM »

This is the coolest MW!  I love the idea of filling up the potions cabinet with each day's surprise.  Lucky girls Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012 11:16:27 AM »

it show that you put a lot of thought into this, what fun!
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012 11:26:11 AM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012 11:57:05 AM »

This is too awesome! Love it!
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012 12:45:10 PM »

Such a personalized a unique present to each of your daughters!  You obviously spent a lot of time finding objects or making them...I know that each one will feel very special that Mom made them such a keepsake!

I love the little cabinet filled with goodies!  How will you keep them from opening all the drawers at once? Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012 01:06:54 PM »

So much time and effort, but totally worth it. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2012 01:09:44 PM »

Thanks everyone!  My kids are pretty good at 'no peeking', although they are both grown and out of the house so there's no telling if they'll be able to control themselves. Cheesy  I'm still looking for stuff to put in the zombie calendar drawers. 
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2012 03:51:10 PM »

I LOVEE THIS!! I have been thinking about making a Harry Potter Advent Calendar as well for my best friend who's OBSESSED with HP

Thanks this was helpful  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2012 04:12:21 PM »

I love the mini cabinet you made to go along with it. 0: So awesome.
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