When I was little, we had an "advent calendar" every year to help countdown to Christmas. It was typically a holiday scene, with 24 hidden numbers. You could tear along the perforations of each number to reveal a piece of chocolate. I looked forward to it every morning in December!
I decided for my "Christmas in July" holiday project, to make my own and keep the tradition going!
I started with a plain mini-muffin pan (2 dozen holes = perfect ! ).
After measuring, I cut 24 dark green circles from Bazzil cardstock at 2 1/4" with my cricut. Then I choose 4 sheets of Basic Grey's Wassail patterned paper, cut six 2" circles out of each one, and inked both layers in black. Then, I cut 24 sets of numbers 1" high with the Cafe Rojo font using my Sure Cuts a Lot program.
I attached a small magnet to the back of each circle, flush at the top so to attach to the muffin pan and hide the hole.
This is what it looks like completed! I really like how it turned out. I may add a snowflake or other small die cut to the bottom of each hole, Hershey Kisses would fit great there. You could even scramble the numbers for more fun.