Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Countdown To Christmas

I made this little countdown a few years ago. It’s a fun way to gear up for the holidays.



Materials:
Christmas themed Cardstock
Chipboard letters (I used Thickers and other chipboard letters)
Plastic or chipboard numbers
Magnets
Embellishments
Picture frame

Directions:
First, design your background. I went with a pretty basic, linear design. Cut the papers down to the size of your frame. Use a thicker piece of paper/chipboard as your backing for your whole piece. Next, add your letters and embellishments. I used Glue Dots to secure all the letters in place. They haven’t fallen off yet!



Now, eyeball where you want your numbers to be. Adhere some strong magnets to the back of the paper. You can see I used some scrap chipboard as my backing. Place the whole thing in the frame. I didn’t even take the glass out of my frame and my paper just lays on top. it doesn’t come off and it works for me (I have no kids). You may want to put the paper behind glass or laminate it.



Add magnets to the back of the numbers and stick them up!



The final product:



Are you already counting down?

8 comments :

Brave Brooke said...

That's super cute! I love the idea of magnets!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh how fun but 32 days is freaking me out because i only have 3 presents bought--YIKES

Sarah said...

That's super cute!

Heather Landry said...

SUCH a cool project! But OMGosh? 32 days? That's it?! I'd better get moving!!!

Tracy said...

This is a cute idea. Neat idea about the magnets :)

Love Sweet Love said...

That is SO cute! I never would have thought to use the magnets the way you did-genius!

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Super cute countdown! I don't have a countdown going yet but some of the sites I look at have one and every time I see it I get kinda stressed out!

Emily said...

SO cute! I'm hosting an advent link party and would love for you to join!
http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2011/12/december-1st-beginning-of-advent.html

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