Remember those ‘choose your own adventure’ books from when you were a kid? They were my favourite! Well, today’s project is a bit like that. I started out making an advent calendar, and by the time I was done I had came up with a completely different idea and I couldn’t choose which I liked best!
This project is advent calendar turned Christmas card holder, with a festive Tiny Prints giveaway!
This idea started when I found these fabulous festive labels from Tiny Prints. They are 100% personalized, so I decided to just get ‘December’ printed on them. Using numeral stamps I gave each one a day of the month.
I then slapped on my thinking cap to figure a way to display them. I thought about clothespins or binder clips, but when I was cleaning up from a Halloween project I realized mousetraps are just like mini clipboards, and they would work perfect!
Remove a bit of the mousetrap hardware, and give them a coat of paint. I added a few strips of double sided mounting tape to give the Tiny Prints labels a firm hold.
The building part I had my husband look after. He used 1″trim boards, you’ll need 2 x 8′ lengths, which will cost around $12. Use the measurements below to create your own stand. Then attach each mouse trap with a dab of wood glue and small finishing nails.
After I got that all done and tediously sewed two sets of bags (because I couldn’t decide which colour scheme I liked best), I thought it looked perfect. But then… I got to thinking I never have a good way to display my Christmas cards, and one thing led to another, and…
What a simple switch to fix the ‘how store all these cards?’ holiday crisis!
Here is your chance to enter to WIN 50 Tiny Prints Holiday Cards of your own!
Need more inspiration how to use the Tiny Prints Holiday labels? Check out more ideas like the Hot Chocolate Gift basket below, I shared on their blog.