Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Countdown Begins Tomorrow

Today we made our Countdown Calendar for Christmas. The girls were excited to hang it. We took down the picture that hangs over our piano and hung it up there. I used tinsel ribbon and library pockets that have been in my collection for a while and I used blue, white and green winter themed papers for the backgrounds. I printed out the numbers using various fonts and then outlined everything with a black Pentel pen. I like the way that it turned out. Some of the pockets have one large square for the background and others are pieced from the trimmings from these sheets.

  • Library Pockets
  • Various Pattern Papers
  • Numbers 1-25 printed or handwritten on 1' circles
  • Adhesive tabs
  • Black waterproof pen
  • Tinsel Ribbon (or any other thin ribbon of your choice)
  • Clothspins
Step 1:
Cut pattern paper to fit leaving a border of the pocket showing.

Step 2:
Adhere the pattern paper to the library pockets.

Step 3:
Adhere the numbers to the center of the pattern paper.

Step 4:
Adhere scraps of pattern paper to the top of the clothes pins.

Step 5:
Hang the ribbon up and clip the pockets up and enjoy.


momnivore said...

Love your countdown idea! Please post at my new link party...

Creative Juice Thursdays!


momnivore said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Juice Thursdays...

Hope to see you back this week for round two! (Link will be up Wednesday night and I will announce the featured bloggers as well!)



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