One day, I walked through the entire thrift store, looking for something that needed a little love to make it look great again. I found nothing. Nothing! Can you believe it? And then, just as I was on my way out, my eye caught this dirty, worn little house thing-y.
Immediately an idea formed in my little brain. Did it have....yes, it did! It would be perfect!
I knew it just needed a little cleaning and maybe a fresh coat of paint.
Maybe a lot of cleaning.
I wasn't even sure what its original purpose was. Maybe a display for little ceramics? All it came with was this cuckcoo clock and cheese. Hmmm...
But once I was done with it, it became the perfect Countdown Calendar.
Currently I have it decked out for Valentine's day. I'm not crazy enough to do a whole month's worth of counting down for this holiday, so I only did the February days leading up to the holiday. But, I've already made a set for Halloween, as well as one for Christmas! (There are exactly 24 spaces- perfect!)
The countdown was simple to make with coordinating scrapbook paper, advent numbers from the Silhouette store, and foam tape to make the numbers stand out.
For embellishments, I found some cute foam stickers in the dollar section at Target.
My kids will enjoy opening up the paper "doors" and enjoying a sweet treat each day leading up to the holiday.
And here it is as part of my Valentine's Day mantle. I love it!
I'm linking this up to some of these parties- come check them out with me!