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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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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2012 08:43:20 PM »

How wonderful, MW! My hubby saw and is begging for one for this holiday Smiley.
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2012 01:03:39 AM »

Ha!  You need to get busy, LimeRiot!
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2012 06:27:00 AM »

Filling the cabinet was such a great idea!  Both these cabinets are so much fun!!
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2012 08:15:08 AM »

Can you adopt me? I'd love Harry Potter too mommy, lol.
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2012 08:51:12 AM »

Ha!   Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2012 09:34:02 AM »

Oh wow, MissingWillow!  It is so cool!  I love the little cabinet, too, and how it fills up each day!
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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2012 10:54:52 AM »

Awesome.The girl will love the mommy!^^
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2012 12:55:00 PM »

Oh wow!!  How awesome is this!  What a talented and awesome mom you are!!  Love the potion cabinet and the goodies for each day.  AMAZING
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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2012 01:02:33 PM »

Wow. I was all "that's awesome!" and THEN I scrolled down and saw the potions cabinets. At that point, the top of my blew off. What an awesome idea!
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2012 06:42:35 PM »

who's the best mom evar??? YOU!! Cheesy this is fantastic
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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2012 11:34:34 PM »

WOW! Last year my son had a Star Wars advent calendar and I got little random gifts for my daughter- she would LOVE this!! I know what I might have to add to the craft queue...
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2012 04:50:07 AM »

Thanks so much, everyone.   Smiley  I'd love to see a Star Wars advent calendar, tankgirl!
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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2012 07:52:39 AM »

That is such a wonderfully details advent calendar Smiley And the Cabinet is a great idea! It really adds a fun extra element to the calendar!
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« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2012 06:54:02 AM »

Amazing. Simply amazing! I remember being in complete awe of the zombie one but the potions cabinet add just the perfect touch to this one. Awesome!
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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2012 04:09:54 PM »

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
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« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2012 10:53:30 PM »

LOVE! Best advent calendar since the zombie apocalypse one.
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« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2012 09:11:24 AM »

LOVE this!  Great job!  Long live Hogwarts!!  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2012 01:38:50 PM »

Amazing!!! I love the cabinet, and the tiny Harry, and everything about this!
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« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2012 03:07:25 PM »

Love, Love, Love, Love, LOVE This!! I am wondering where you found the calendar kit. I'm in Wa State and haven't been able to find any yet. I need to make 3 or 4 of these for this year LOL
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« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2012 05:02:59 PM »

Thanks so much for the HP love, everyone!  Solitaire, it was a kit I got from a friend.  FYI, I recently saw the more traditional tree-shaped wooden advent calendars at AC Moore, and there's one similar to the one I used on the AC Moore website.  I bet more craft places will be carrying them now that the Christmas stuff is coming out of storage.
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« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2012 07:25:49 PM »

The teeny potions cabinet is my favorite part.  What a sensational, thoughtful mama you are!  Clicking "this rocks," because it obviously does. =^..^= ~
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« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2012 05:24:52 AM »

soooo cute idea.This is the coolest project.
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« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2012 08:21:51 PM »

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« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2012 04:11:40 AM »

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« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2012 07:08:59 AM »

I love this Smiley I was wondering if anyone knows where I could buy similar drawers Huh?
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« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2012 07:15:42 AM »

Thanks!  My daughter was home last weekend for her birthday and I gave it to her then.  She is over the moon thrilled with it, which makes me happy.  AC Moore carries a similar version but they are showing currently out of stock.  You could do a search on 'Beyond The Page MDF Advent Calendar' to find another supplier.  Good luck!
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