Crafty Extract from Sweet! Celebrations – Mini Muffin Advent Calendar

We recently featured Sweet! Celebrations by Elise Strachan in our Christmas Gift Guide and now we want to share a simple crafty idea sure to add some excitement to your festive season.

This DIY Craft idea can be found on page 201 of the book and is a slightly different approach to the traditional advent calendar.

Mini Muffin Advent Calendar
Makes 1

Advent Calendar template (page 227)
Card stock
1 (24-hole) mini muffin tin (try to find one with a small hole at one end)
Craft paper in assorted Christmas colours and patterns
Mini chocolate bars, treats or gifts (small enough to fit in a mini muffin cup)
Small number stickers: 1 through 24
Double-sided adhesive tape



1   Trace the Advent Calendar template onto a piece of card stock and cut out to use as a template.

2   Using the template as a guide, cut out 24 assorted coloured and patterned “covers” for the muffin-tin holes.

3   Place a treat in each muffin hole.


4   Affix a number sticker to each muffin-hole cover, and attach the covers using four small pieces of double-sided tape, placing the numbers randomly, not in sequence .

5    If the muffin tin has a small hole at one end, use this to hang the calendar with a ribbon.


Sweet! Celebrations is published by Murdoch books and available now where all good books are sold.
RRP: $39.99

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