Are you super excited to celebrate each moment of this Holiday season?
I know I am!
Over at Practical Scrappers today I shared this idea for creating a Christmas Countdown Calendar and I wanted to share it here too!
As a child, everyday in December, I looked forward to opening the door on our Advent calendar to see what fun representation of the holiday season would present itself! I wanted to create a calendar that my kids can open each day and that I can change out what is behind the doors for next year. This is what I came up with:
I used acrylic squares that were intended for an album and used my heavy duty Crop-A-Dile and punched holes so that I could place brads through the acrylic to hold both the front "door" and the back holiday item in place. To create the snowlike numbers I used white paint on my stamp, immediately after stamping the number, I poured iridescent glitter over it. When the paint dried, I simply shook off the excess glitter. Each door got a little "snowy" edging with white paint too.
Here are just a couple of examples of the goodies behind each door.
You can use whatever holiday embellishments you happen to have. I used a wide range of items including brads, stickers, letters, chipboard, 3-d embellies and rub-ons. Symbols of the season.
The last day on my countdown does not have a number but a gift that says "Do Not Open Until Christmas"
Hiding behind that gift is Santa and his sleigh and a message that says "Happy Birthday Jesus."
Next year, I just need to open the brads and replace the items on the back with fun, new holiday goodies!
I hope this inspires you to create a calendar to countdown this magical season!
Happy Holidays to all of our readers!