Guys – how cute is this! My sister, Linds and her daughter made the sweetest Advent calendar. This is such a simple activity your kids will love. Chances are you have a muffin tin in your cupboard which makes this project budget friendly, too. Under each day is a treat with a note.

I love it.

Here’s how she did it.


  • 24 mini muffin tin – already had in my cupboard. (or two  – 12 mini muffin tins)
  • adhesive magnetic sheets (I used 4 5×8 sheets from Hobby Lobby or Office Depot) – about $3 per sheet
  • cardstock – got mine at Target for $4
  • letter stickers – Archivers for $5
  • I used a scalloped circle punch for the 2nd cardstock in cream color. I think it was 1 1/2 inch diameter – already had in my craft stuff.


Cut 2 1/2 inch circles from cardstock. Stick on magnet sheeting and cut around circles. Use a glue stick to attach the second circle and stickers. Tie a ribbon at the top to hang. I have Hersey Kisses in each hole along with a simple activity for the day. For example, on the 4th it says “Watch Rudolph in Christmas jammies”   🙂


Magnetic Muffin Tin Advent Calendar

Magnetic Muffin Tin Advent Calendar

Leslie Means

Leslie is the founder and owner of Her View From She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well. She is married to a very patient man. Together they have three fantastic kids.  When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.