Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Tree Advent Calendar
I have yet another Advent Calendar to show you. This one didn't take as long to make as some of my others (if you want to see a couple of the other ones you can see the Sleeps 'til Christmas Countdown here or you can see the Christmas Village Calendar here). The idea came from Family Fun Magazine. It's one of those magazines that started showing up in my mailbox. I tend to put it in the car for light reading while I'm waiting in the car pool line. Have I mentioned how much I'm starting to hate the car pool line?
Here is the link to the the Family Fun Magazine. They have a template you can download but... what fun would that be. For one thing, I don't like sitting around cutting 24 of these cones out with my scissors. For another, I found that their cones weren't actually even in shape so I didn't like the way they worked. So, Cricut to the rescue. Using SCAL I traced a circle divided into 3 equal parts. Here is a screen shot of my SCAL mat to cut the cones.
Here are the circles and the numbers
Here is a side view of a tree. You can see the pop dots I used for each of the numbered circles.