Steve and I always get an advent calender, one of those cheap ones that has the chocolates in the plastic mold that you pop out. This year I was looking up ideas for making my own advent calendar. I had seen the KaiserCraft and Karen Foster premade ones that you decorate, and while I really liked that idea, they were a hard to find, and cost too much to ship. In my search I found this great idea for an advent calendar using a mini muffin pan. All you need is adhesive magnet sheets, patterned paper, numbers and whatever embellishments you want...oh and of course a mini muffin tin. You put the chocolates or whatever you want into the muffin spots, and then cover it with a 2 1/4 inch magnet square. I had made mine a few weeks ago, but just finished loading it up with chocolates today. Hershey's kisses fit fairly well.
Here it is:
(I used the SnowDay collection from Crate Paper)