So I know it's a little late in the game.
But I love love how this turned out :)
Even if it, what, six days away from Christmas?
I've been seeing ca-ute christmas countdowns everywhere and wanted to make my own version and I so happened upon the perfect things while at Micheals one day.
I happened upon these unfinished wood blocks...
And the ridge on top of the box fit the blocks perfectly as well. Thus the project was born :)
I first took off all the shiny gold hardware and gave it a good coat of oil-rubbed bronze spraypaint.
Here they are before...
Then I stained the sides of the little blocks.
I only did the sides because I then modge-podged squares of scrapbook paper to them!
Then stain just helped the corners pop and look a little more finished :)
You wouldn't believe the hard time I've had with finding numbers for these little pretties.
Micheals and Hobby Lobby apparantly are anti-numbers in their stickers.
I finally found some in my stash that worked.
Here's what you put on each block:
first block: 0, 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 (make sure the nine can double as a six)
second block: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Then I did a layer of modge podge over them so they would last longer.
Here's the finished block:
And here are the sweet little blocks on top of their box:
For the front of the box, I used a scrapbooking label holder.
They were a goldy-glittery color that I brushed some blue paint over.
It still glittered :)
Then I printed out 'days til Christmas' on white cardstock and glued it to the back.
Then it was hotlued to the front.
I think it's a way cute addition to our Christmas decor :)
And little man loves to stack the blocks and see what numbers each day has.
Here's another set I did for a friend.
Except I used smaller numbers on it.
I like it either way but you know my thing about brown :)
And then they hide snugly away so they can be stored for next year!
Here's both sets:
I think they might be my favorite Christmas-y thing I've made this year :)
I set mine on the table by hubby's chair with my christmas tree painting I did several years ago.
So there ya have it.
My own Christmas countdown version.
...a little late...
So, c'mon there's still days left... pick some up and beaut-ify them! :)