I know it’s the 9th of December and I’m just getting around to putting up the dogs Advent Calendar, but I figure better late than never. (Little disclaimer: We don’t have kids and don’t eat sugar so the chocolate and trinket calendars don’t work for our household. What we do have is a lot of dog biscuits and dogs.)
I knew I wanted to make them an Advent Calendar and I knew it would involve dog biscuits, but wasn’t quite sure what form it would take. I was inspired by many different approaches to the Advent Calendar on Pinterest and decided to co-opt my metal chalkboard in the entry for the holidays.
I found these galvanized metal buckets, painted white, at the dollar store. I then cut out numbers using my Silhouette Cameo and mod podged them to the buckets. The nice part about the metal buckets is that the magnet sticks to the bucket and the chalkboard (no glue needed). I thought about cutting out a “Merry Christmas” sign for the top of the board, then just decided to write the words using my chalk.
I intentionally placed the buckets up high because once the biscuits are in all bets are off. In fact, I’ll have to put the biscuits in while the dogs are outside because if they see me do it, they’ll never leave me alone or a couple of them (and I’m not saying which two) will devise a plan to speed up Advent.
Hope you’re enjoying your Christmas,
So you mean to tell us that everyday we get treats out of these buckets??? Has Santa come early???