Altoids Advent calendar

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    I made this cool 3-D Advent calendar out of a bunch of old Altoids tins that I spray painted and glued to a piece of MDF that was cut in a tree shape. Perfect for helping kids count the days until Santa arrives! Plus, it's a great way to use those tins that none of us can bear to throw away.

    For the full instructions on how to make this, visit my blog.

    The concept and images for this project are under my copyright. You may make the project for your own personal use but may not reproduce it to sell online or at craft fairs. If you wish to feature this project on your blog, please contact me for permission. Thanks!

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    1. funkyluke 65 months ago | reply

      this is fantastic

    2. sassycrafter 65 months ago | reply

      Hey, thanks! I was pretty pleased with it. In fact, I placed all of my wrapped presents under it last night. I decided it was much easier to use this tree than to deal with my regular tree.

    3. funkyluke 65 months ago | reply

      what is mdf is it foam core.. i have to try this

    4. sassycrafter 64 months ago | reply

      Sorry -- MDF stands for "medium density fiberboard." Other folks just call it particle board.

      You could use foam core if you plan to hang it on the wall. I used lumber because I wanted it to be freestanding.

    5. MyLovenArt 63 months ago | reply

      What a lot of lovely, clever, artistic, things you have made. I'm in awe!

    6. Urban Woodswalker 51 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fan>TAB>ulous Aluminum & Tin Can ART, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      I Love this idea!!!!!

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