I wanted to share a Christmas Countdown I made for my sister's kids. Their Elf on a Shelf was writing the countdown on napkins....and I was like, "Nope, that's not gonna work" so this is what I made and was sent from their Elf's, "Mr. Mint" secretary from the North Pole *tee hee*
The base is 12 x 12 from Recollections Jolly and Bright I bought last year after Xmas sale. Note: Santa is in a car and not a sleigh...well I had thought about that too but thought what the heck it looks pretty cool....well, my 5 year old nephew noticed it RIGHT AWAY!!! Yikes! I told my sister to tell him that's how he delivers presents to kids who don't have chimneys LOL Guess it worked. :-)
Sorry these pics are a little blurry. The letters were all cut from the Cricut Craft Room. I welded them together to make it easier to display. I cut a white shadow layer and red textured letters. Then I used a white jelly pen and stitched all around the letters.
The numbers were each cut individually for the BIG COUNTDOWN. I didn't have a lot of time, so I ended up cutting out little items from the same paper pad to add to each letter. When you make the countdown, be sure to make two number 1's and two number 2's so you can have 11 and 22 as days. :-)
Here are more numbers. I put magnets on the 12x 12 and magnets on all the numbers. This countdown now proudly resides on my sisters fridge and the kids change the numbers each morning!
Hope you were inspired. Have a great day. Chao! --C