Monday, November 26, 2012

Counting down to Christmas

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!

15 comments :

Peace said...

I could not love this more!! Well done you! :O)

The Junque Seeker said...

That is so stinkin' CUTE! And you finished it so quickly. I'm impressed!

Blessed Serendipity said...

I made something similar last year. I love your countdown calendar and all the vintage things you used. So charming!

Danielle

Tami Hacker said...

The cutest countdown calendar ever!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I was thinking about a countdown calendar yesterday and here you have made the cutest one EVER! Love it!

hugs, Linda

Rachel said...

I LOVE this!! I maybe inspired to go scrounge around my studio to do this too!!

Angela said...

You didn't happen to make two, did you!?!?!? That is SO cute! I just love it!

Linda said...

Very cute. i like the way you used the tray and the chalkboard paint. all those tiny little items to put on the calendar must have been a job to find them all. love it.

ejricca said...

I am totally stealing this when I come to your house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pam said...

ADORABLE! I have a couple of the same items...now i want to make one too! I have been saving items to make advent pieces for my son, but I still don't have enough for each day! This is more do-able! Very cute!

Kathy said...

What a fun project - I love this!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

One of the cutest holiday projects I've seen this year!!! I want to make one too!

Curtains in My Tree said...


You are the best , quickest , creator, I know of .

I love it , so cute. I think I have most of those items however would take me till next Christmas to finish it LOL

when i get home from work I just want to eat , get my jammies on and watch TV or read

Tamatha said...

What a fabulous countdown board!! All that vintage loveliness!

Deborah said...

I adore all the Little pieces of vintage-y goodness. They just make me happy!! Thank you for stopping by and letting me know that I am not the only person having trouble with the blogger photo debacle:)