Monday, November 8, 2010

{Christmas Advents} Countdown Clipboard

This week will be dedicated to
Christmas Advents
here at Eighteen25

We are excited to share some of the ways we like to countdown to Christmas in our homes.

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 First off is the
Christmas Countdown Clipboard...

I made this countdown a couple years ago and I get so excited to put it out on the first of December. Every day, the kids (and I) take turns removing a number. Watching as the days until Christmas get closer and closer (and my stress level goes higher and higher).  


to make:
1. mod podge pattern paper to a clipboard using a foam brush.
2. print off "... days until christmas" on white cardstock. font used: elise
3. back in a solid cardstock
4. dot your i's with sparkly fun brads.
5. print off numbers 1 through 25 on white cardstock. font used: broadcast
    note: the number sheets are 5x7, so you can get 2 out of an 8.5x11 piece of cardstock.
6. and if you're feeling fancy... tie some ribbon to the top. 

let the countdowns begin!!

22 comments:

  1. so cute!

    I've posted this to my blog, please let me know if you mind.

    www.imlovinyourblog.blogspot.com

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  2. I love this! What a simple yet fun and adorable way to celebrate the holiday. I am not a crafty person but I can do this!!! Thanks!

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  3. So cute! How do you get the darkened edges on your paper? Is that paint? Applied with a foam brush? Thanks!

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  4. I would love to know the font size you used for both the words and the numbers. I'm sure I could figure it out with a lot of trial and error...and wasted ink, but if you know it, so much better! This is really cute.

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  5. I love this fresh idea for an advent calendar. So cute!

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  6. What a SUPER GREAT gift idea.... love this so much. Will be making this FOR SURE! ~ kim

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  7. Thanks for a simple and fun idea. It looks great.

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  8. I love this idea! Every year, my kids beg me to buy them advent calendars, but I can't since my son cannot eat refined sugars and they always have candy or chocolate in them. Finally something we can do to count down the days AND we can decorate it together! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. So easy and cute...I LOVE this!
    And, I LOVE your blog! Thanks for all you do to inspire the rest of us!

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  10. SWEET! Super cute & easy. I already have a clipboard too! I'm going to make one! THANKS

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  11. Such a cute advent calender! Love it!

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  12. Wow - that is my kind of advent calendar!!! Soooo easy! I'm gonna do this. :)

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  13. wow this is so cute! thanks for the tutorial. My kids always ask,,,"how many" on a daily basis! this will be perfect.

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  14. Luv this cute idea! I'm thinking of making a smaller version for my desk at work!

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  15. SO cute! I am totally making one for my son's teacher....she will love this, as will the kiddos. I love your ideas. You truely inspire! I featured you on my blog today, hope you don't mind.
    www.lovingcouponsandmore.blogspot.com

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  16. looove this! i'll be hittin' up the craft store this weeked!

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  18. I made one of these this afternoon. So fun! I did the whole thing start to finish in about 2 hrs (including drying time). You can see my version on my blog at http://scraplifters.blogspot.com/2010/11/christmas-countdown.html I included step by step directions for those that were curious about sizes.

    Thanks for looking!

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  20. I blog over at http://www.2crafty4myskirt.blogspot.com/ and I just wanted to let you know that today I posted a round up of Christmas Countdowns. I featured this project in the round up. Please let me know if you are not ok with that and I will remove it from the post! Thanks!

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  21. Thank you for sharing, I love this idea. I have created a round-up of all my favorite Advent calendars and I have added yours! You can check it out here http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com/2012/11/25-diy-christmas-advent-calendar.html If you would like me to remove your feature please let me know and I will take it down right away. Oh, and please stop by and grab a feature button and wear it proudly! You deserve it!

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  22. It looks great. I love some of the simpler Advent calendars.

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