Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever. – Richelle E. Goodrich
COLORFUL VINTAGE COUNTDOWN BOARD SUPPLIES
- 20X24 Thick foam board
- Linen or neutral fabric
- Duck tape
- Furniture Tacks
- Sheets of music (find at a thrift store)
- Tiny Ornaments
- Bakers Twine………… like this
- Sewing Pins (pretty ones really give this a nice touch)
COUNTDOWN BOARD INFORMATION
Hi all! I’m so delighted to share my little Christmas Countdown Board with you!
Christmas is my very favorite time of year and I pretty much go all out and start decorating in October.
This little countdown is one of my favorite things to pull out each Christmas, and this year I switched it up a little. I like to do my crafting in front of the TV so I can marathon watch Christmas movies, and this project is just perfect for that!
First, I wrapped a thick foam board in linen (my board is 20 x 24 inches but use whatever works for you!) I didn’t even bother to iron it – I just pulled it tightly around the edges and secured everything on the back with lots of duck tape. I’m sure there’s a prettier way to do this, but no one will see the back anyway. I added furniture tacks to the front by just eyeballing them.
The tags are just 2 x 4 inch felt rectangles with the top corners snipped off. I cut holly leaves from cream and white felt and a few sheets of music. There’s no pattern to my tags. I just mixed and matched the various leaves until it looked nice to me. I printed the little number tags on a sheet of cardstock and cut them into little flag shapes, but stickers would work great for this too. The tiny ornaments are tied together with bakers twine and I hung everything with sewing pins.
I really love how darling and easy this is, and I think it would be a great project to do with a few friends too!
MORE HOLIDAY PROJECTS
- Cricut Christmas Place Card Setting; Believe
- SVG Milk and Cookie Plate for Santa
- Cricut Treat Box; ENJOY