I have been wanting to make a Christmas countdown board forever and am so happy I finally got around to it -- just in the nick of time!
First, I went through my ephemera and looked for numbers. All the ones I used, shown above, are vintage except for the round black ones; they are new from the scrap book store. Then I scrounged around my craft supplies for vintage findings for each day.
That was as far as I got on the first day, but then this morning I was able to finish up. It was such a joy to work with so many of my "junk drawer" pieces and Christmas kitsch!
I had to run out mid day to buy magnets to finish the job -- but here it is, in all its glory!
The "base" is a vintage TV tray which has been painted with chalkboard paint.
I think it makes a great background for all the little magnets!
Here are some closeups...
I'm sure you can tell just by looking...
that I had A LOT of fun with this project!
At the very end, I added a sparkly "Merry Christmas" next to number 25!