Monday, November 30, 2009

Countdown to Christmas Blocks

This is a fun and easy project and perfect for little kids to keep track of the days leading up to Christmas all on their own. They can flip the numbers to represent the day of the month and countdown to Christmas. You've got one day to get them get busy! Here is what you'll need :

Two wood block cubes and a wood base to sit them on. Both can be purchased at most craft stores such as Hobby Lobby, Micheals, etc.

I found a box of these wood cubes in a set of 9 on clearance at Hobby Lobby a while back. I've been waiting for the perfect project so that I could finally use them. I got a special order for these countdown blocks a couple weeks ago, and I got busy paper crafting!

The little base I found at hobby Lobby as well. They are 2/$1 and just the right size to hold two blocks.

I cut the paper squares to fit the sides of the wood cubes and mod podged them on. Then I used my cricut to cut out the numbers, but you could use stickers or rub-on numbers for this too. Then give all sides of the blocks a couple coats of mod podge to seal them and you're good to go. You can paint the base any color to match the papers you chose. You could also make these to use year round and use the colors of your decor...cute!

I wanted to let everyone know I have decided to extend my holiday sale on Etsy until this Saturday December 5th. The pictures above and below are just a few examples of some of the custom orders I've done lately. You can browse the current inventory in my shop, look at the sold orders section for past inventory, or if you have a special request...let me know...we'll work on creating a custom order together!

And just a customers will receive 15% off their order of $20 or more and returning customers will receive 10% off their order of $20 or more! That's a great deal. If you have any last minute gifts to buy or have someone to buy for who has everything is your chance. You have 5 days to order at this discounted price and just enough time to get it in time Christmas!


Kristina P. said...

So cute! As usual!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is very cute, Amanda!

Ashley said...

I'm totally going to make these!

Unknown said...

Those cute countdown blocks have been all over blog land... I need to get with it, and make some. (I do however, have my holiday decor posted on my blog ;) ) Your blocks turned out so cute. Love your candles w/ bulbs in the background and your cute NEST letters... love them.

Jen @ said...

So cute - I made one of those for my kids too! They love it! I love, love, love your letters - they are so fun and festive!

I hope you had a great day today!


Beth said...

Your letters are soo adorable! The Nest one is the cutest! Gotta be one you did for The Nester?!

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

Great Looking Projects!

Richella Parham said...

These blocks are really adorable. Your crafting skills really are superior. Hope your Christmas sales exceed your wildest hopes!

Unknown said...

Great looking stuff! Love the NEST - great idea! And love the countdown cubes. Thanks for the inspiration!

SarahJarnagin said...

Love your countdown blocks! I've been meaning to make a set but haven't had the chance... along with an advent countdown project I'm dying to do.

Your mantel is looking great too!!!

Nishant said...

This is very cute &Great looking stuff!

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Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

I love the idea of wrapping the plain candles in wrapping paper! That is so clever... I just bought several rolls of paper on sale today and am already imagining the possibilities!

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