Occasionally Crafty: Valentine's Day Countdown

February 6, 2013

Valentine's Day Countdown


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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.


I cut the numbers with my Silhouette and attached them to the house using glue dots.



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!

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5 comments:

  1. this is such a great idea....i'll have to make one for next year! I'm hosting a loving valentine's day party and I'd love for you to stop by!

    http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2013/02/loving-valentines-day-party-link-up.html


    Have a great day.
    Marilyn

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  2. Isn't it fun when you stop by a thrift store and something catches your eye. You don't know exactly what you are going to do with it but you purchase it anyway. Then, you have an "AHA" moment and something great is created! Love this! Thanks for sharing at the Loving Valentine's Day Party!

    Marilyn

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  3. Love it! Don't you love finding something that just come together perfect?

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  4. Love it! Don't you love finding something that just come together perfect?

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