Lego Advent Calendar{Our Adventures in Big Ole Texas}


Hi, I’m Patty, and I’m back here at the CSI Project with
another cute idea for you from Our Adventures In Big Ole Texas!

Can you believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving already?

My, where does the time go? Well if you like keeping track
of time, or counting down the days until a certain someone comes with a sack
filled with presents, then you’ll love making this little Lego advent calendar 🙂

My little guy and I had fun putting this together in a
matter of about one hour.

 

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

 

One metal cookie sheet

 

 

Super glue or E6000 adhesive

 

 

Roll of magnets

 

 

Various colors/sizes of Legos

 

 

Scrapbook embellishments

 

 

Scrapbook numbers and days of week

 

 

Or Black Sharpie

 

 

Ribbon

 

 

Drill to drill holes into the cookie sheet
 
First gather up all the Legos you will use. I simply went
through my little guy’s humongous tote of Legos and picked out the reds and
whites to use as the background for the numbers. I used some of the skinny tan
Legos to separate the weeks as you can see from the pictures. Lay them out on
the table to make sure you like the color scheme. I then started piecing them
together with a little help from my assistant.

 

 

At the top of the calendar, I simply wrote in the days of
the week with a Sharpie since I could not find stickers to use. Then I started
peeling and sticking the number stickers for each day of the week. What I like
about these stickers is that they can be removed and reapplied so we can do
this again next year J

 

 

To me the trickiest part was finding enough reds and whites
to make the calendar work. I left the top of the calendar bare so that you can
see the Lego bricks exposed.
I put in an embellishment right next to the 25th of
December and just added some more tan bricks to that week. I took the whole
thing and carefully turned it around on its back. I unrolled the magnet roll
and cut out some strips of magnets and peeled off the backing, put a dab of the
E6000 adhesive on and stuck it to the bricks across several rows to make sure
it will stick to the cookie sheet. I put a heavy dictionary on this for about
20 minutes to set.

In the meantime I drilled two holes at the top of my cookie
sheet to string the ribbon for hanging.

 

I cut some ribbon and used the same adhesive to glue it down
on each side of my Lego calendar.

I also added more of the scrapbooking “puffy” embellishments
for color to the cookie sheet.

I like the ease of the embellishments because they come
ready to stick with a peel and stick back.

I am using one of the round embellishments as the count down
button so my little guy can move it from day to day.

After the magnets have set carefully place it on your cookie
sheet and Voila! Cute Lego Advent calendar for about $10!

We had so much fun making this and we are hanging it on our
kitchen to countdown for Christmas.

 

 

Have a great Thanksgiving! Stop by my blog for more cute
Christmas crafts at 
Patty  
 
 
~ As always, you are great Patty. I love that your little guy helped you and I love the Lego idea.
Thanks for spending your day here at The CSI Project and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

dee

I am a craft lovin', Diet coke drinkin' kind of girl! I love glitter and anything leopard print. My passions are crafting, fitness and living a healthy lifestyle and of course my family. The CSI Project believes in the mission to Create, Share and Inspire. When you create and share, you are sure to inspire! Hope you come away from The CSI Project inspired and come back anytime!!!

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