Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did you get all of your Christmas decorations out yet? We finished decking our halls this weekend. My boys are so excited for Christmas to be coming. One of my favorite things for Christmas is having a Christmas countdown. It’s a good thing too, because ever since the day after Thanksgiving, my 6 year old has been asking me daily if today is Christmas. So now that I have the countdowns (yes, I have 4!) out, I can show him how many days are left.
Today I’m sharing this fun flip chart countdown with you. I picked up this fun frame at IKEA a while back and a couple of weeks ago, I thought that I could use it for this.
I used the Cricut Craft Room to and my Cricut to cut out all of my banner shapes from the Birthday Bash cartridge. The paper I used is from Echo Park Paper, the Holly Jolly collection. It’s so fun and bright! Once I had all of my banner shaped cut out I glittered all the edges. Then started cutting paper for the center. I used Thickers for my numbers.
I love that I have such a stash of Thickers, because I had a variety to choose from.
Here is a better look at the glittered edges. I used regular elmer’s glue on the edges then put the glitter on. I felt like I was in grade school again while doing this. It was SO fun though!
My countdown goes all the way down to 0!
Once I was finished getting each day put together, I went back and added twine on some just to add a little something extra. I love this red, green, and white Christmas twine!
So, I want to know, how many Christmas countdowns do you have?
Kristy LifenReflection says
This is adorable – love the colors and glitter!
Inspire Me Heather says
Oh my gosh that looks beautiful!
Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate says
This is gorgeous. Saw your post over at A Little Tipsy and now following your blog. I have a link party on Fridays if you’d ever like to link up 🙂
Amy at Ameroonie Designs says
I love this Amy! We have two count downs right now, but I’m thinking I need to make at least one more. 😉
I love how this turned out! I need to get it in gear and make a countdown! Thanks for the inspiration!
This is SO CUTE!! Hope you can link up at my trendy tuesday party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/12/trendy-tuesday-15.html
Nancy at maddalee™ says
This is so adorable! Thank you for sharing at Lil Luna!
Have a good day, Nancy
K Coake says
So very cute! It looks amazing.
Sara Stone says
Adorable. Please share at our Advent Calendar link up:)
Jenn @ Clean and Scentsible says
This is so stinkin’ cute!!! I love it! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. Pinned for next year and I will be featuring this on Sunday. Have a wonderful weekend!
What a fun countdown! This would be a great project to use up all my scraps.
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This is adorable. I came over from Clean and Scentsible and, as I’ve been looking around your blog, I’ve realized how many of your projects I have pinned. I’m now a follower.
so clever, simply adorable.
fran johnson says
A great idea. We have four great grand kids. Have two family’s. Next year for sure
I bought the picture frame from IKEA but they don’t have the red thing across the top or the green loops to turn the banner dates. So what did u use and how did you attach them, if you could help. Thanks.
Amy | The Happy Scraps says
I used a piece of a large paper clip (red) and jump rings (green) for these. They are not sold at IKEA, you’d have to find them at a craft store. The red paper clip wouldn’t be necessary if you use smaller rings. Good luck!