Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A fun holiday project.....

For those of us with young ones at home...I know my dd asks every Halloween and every Christmas..."how many more days until_______", so I was searching the web for countdown calendar ideas and came across one that was perfect. This idea came from the very talented Lori at mudpiestudio.

Go get yourself a tin sign, one that will take magnets...mine was originally a Bar type sign, so I painted it black, and luckily the corners already had the lovely white scrolls. Bought this at Michael's. My fun images on the magnets were from Lisa's Altered Art, you must check her out! FAB, is all I can say!
Go get yourself some little pieces of thin wood (about 1.5 in.) also at Michael's. Right next to the wood pieces you'll find little thin magnet squares to fit on the back of the tiles you'll make.
Buy your images, cut them out, glue onto the wood tile, age them with inks, stick magnet on back of tile, then I used old orange game pieces from a lotto game for my numbers on each tile.
Then I used copper color stickles to outline my calendar days.....super easy and sparkly!
Then I had some leftover stickers that I applied to the calendar....my dd loves getting up every day and seeing how many days are left until Halloween. And next year we'll pull it out and do it again...
On a thrifting note, look what I found at Goodwill yesterday. Now I know not everyone wants an old beat up music stand, but I did and I was lucky enough to find one for $4.99. It's the perfect amount of chippy, adjustable, and lightweight...what more could you ask for?

This will be fun to decorate with, I have soooooo many old books and vintage sheet music....
Go create something fun people.......

6 comments:

melanie's all my favorite things said...

I am soooooooooo jealous!!!! I love it all!!! fab fab fab...

Lori said...

Gail, that is the cutest project...when my boys were small we had something similar for Christmas, and they just loved it...were so excited when it came out for the season...your music stand is a fabulous find...hooray for you!!!

Colby Cottage said...

You did a great job!! I would love to do one for Christmas. My youngest is always asking how many days :) Have a great week~Kathy

Itch2stitch.com said...

What a lovely project! suzie. xxx

Tammy said...

How fun! Love the calendar idea. Thanks for the tutorial. I am having a Halloween blog party and giveaway. Stop by.
Xo,
Tammy

Tracey said...

Hi Gail! Now how did I miss coming by for this post?! Great idea, because I have 3 little ones and boy do I know they ask the "how many more days..." question A LOT! This would be fantastic for Christmas too :)

Have a wonderful Halloween!

:) T