Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Crafts #2

Just a quick post to share my 2nd craft for the Holiday season...

Tammy (the other Scrappy Mom) bought a kit to made a standing countdown calender that used bead board, a metal sheet and vinyl. I LOVED it - but they were all sold out so I decided to try to make it myself. Since I already had a table-top one that my kids keep knocking over (and over, and over) I decided to make one that goes on the fridge.

I got a 12 x 12 sheet of metal flashing at Home Depot - covered the edge with strips of scrapbook paper to help "soften" them a bit. I designed the vinyl in MTC in three layers, one for each color. First I laid down the black layer with the title and icons. Next came the red layer and finally the white layer with the numbers which sets on top of the icons.

I put self-adhesive magnets on the back and attached a super-strong disc magnet to the Santa face, which is a small Christmas tree ornament. Ta-Da ... a Christmas countdown calender is born! :)

Hope you enjoyed my little project today! I have one more to share... possibly even today since tomorrow is Christmas Eve and will be busy for most of us. :)

Happy Holidays!


Saundra said...

This is fantastic, Mel!!

Saundra :)

Sherry said...

What an awesome idea. I'm going to have to try to make something like that for next Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Monica Flores said...

This is Fabulous!

Merry Christmas!



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