Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 1 of the 20 days of Christmas: Christmas Countdown and a giveaway

Welcome to the 20 days of Christmas.  Today, the first project I have to share with you is a Christmas Countdown.  (I will also be giving away the first stocking in the Pick a Stocking giveaways, so be sure to look for details at the bottom of this post.)

First, I began with a pizza pan (you can get one at the Dollar store) and Rustoleum sky blue spray paint.  I painted the pan with one coat and let it dry for a few hours.


Next, I used the Don Juan Cartridge to cut 25 snowflakes out of white glitter cardstock.  Once they were all cut, I used a black marker to number them and then hot glued magnets to the back of each snowflake.  This way, you can remove a snowflake each day as you count down to Christmas!
Next, using the Don Juan Cartridge again, I cut the title out of white vinyl and placed it onto the pan.
Finally, I used the Doodlecharms Cartridge to cut a snowman from glitter cardstock for the center and added google eyes and some small buttons to spruce him up. I attached him with hot glue.  Then, I hot glued a strip of ribbon to the back to be able to hang the countdown from.

Here are a few close up pictures.



Also, today is the first Pick a Stocking Giveaway! During the month, I will be giving away three stockings, each full of scrapbook/craft goodies.  The first winner will get to pick which of the three stockings they would like to receive, then the second winner will pick their stocking from the remaining two, and the third winner will receive the remaining stocking.  To enter the first stocking giveaway, you will need to:

1) Become a follower if you are not already one.
2) Leave a comment on this post.
3) Leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner (blog, email, etc).

I will take all comments through tomorrow, Thursday, December 2nd at midnight and use random.org to select a winner.  I will announce the winner on Friday and then contact them to find out which stocking they would like.  Here is a picture of the 3 stockings that will be up for grabs this month.

Be sure to check back in each day through the 20th for lots of fun Christmas projects and the remaining stocking giveaways as well.

I am also linking this project up here:

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41 comments:

Flamenco92627 said...

Oh my gosh, what a cute idea for a countdown! Your project came out terrifically! Thanks for this great 20 days of Christmas, I can't wait to see all of your projects.

Audrey Frelx said...

Jean, I love this idea!!! How cute is that little snowman!!! I can't wait to see all you're going to come up with -- you never fail!!!

ALessner said...

Oh my goodness this is so cute Thank you so much for sharing this. I cant wait to try it. Please enter me in your drawing for the stockings Im already a follower. you can reach me at www.creativeramblings345.blogspot.com or email at aml345@yahoo.com thank you so much

swahmmom said...

I love the magnet idea for an advent calendar. And this came out really cute.
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motherloves3 said...

What a great idea for an advent calendar.
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Ms. Craftsalot said...

That is such a neat idea. The dollar store is a good place to get inexpensive items in which to create expensive looking projects from. Thanks for sharing!

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Alison said...

This is a great idea...I Love It! I have been trying to find a count down that I could make and this one looks Perfect. Thanks so much for sharing.
I can't wait to see what you come up with next :)
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DtsArt said...

Oh look at you being clever and crafty again for a whole holiday season again. I hope I can visit everyday this holiday crafty season. Last time with your holloween holiday craftiness I got the flu and missed several days of your post. I am exicted!!! You have such clever clever post

Jess said...

I love the christmas countdown!! It's super cute.

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Besthobbyeva said...

So darn cute and clever! I love it! I love how you think outside the box. Thanks for a fun prize!!!!

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Luv Scrapping Together said...

Great project, Jean! I would have never thought to use a pizza pan.

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*BJ* said...

Love it. You have a very creative mind. TFS bettylarryn at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I think this is the cutiest Christmas countdown I have ever seen.You are very creative.Thanks for sharing..
Merry Christmas Emily
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Sue Pickwell said...

Great project, wish I had seen it earlier.
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Helen said...

I love your countdown calendar!! What a great idea :)

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Melissa said...

:) very cute Jean! Make me one!!

Anonymous said...

cute idea. I love your ideas.

Jenny
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debzdogz said...

Luvin' that pizza pan!!!!!!! And the brilliant idea for the giveaway too! Sure glad i've been a follower!

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just2ducky said...

That is so clever!!! And adorably cute! May I lift for next year? This would be a great thing to do with Jaryd.

Rhonda Emery said...

I love your advent calendar so pretty. I made a santa one with magnets i used his beard as the calander gave it away to the preschool class.

Tanya said...

Love this and I think it would be simple to do! Thanks for sharing :)

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Jean said...

Thanks for all of the comments ladies. Anyone is more than welcome to lift this idea. Rhonda, the santa one sounds so adorable!

Terry said...

So cute love the idea
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*A* said...

SO cute! I've been wanting to make an advent calendar and I think this one is perfect, simple but gorgeous. And I decorate in mostly blue, white and snowmen instead of the traditional red, green and santa.

Val said...

Love it!! I was looking for cookie sheets to alter at the dollar store, I didn't even think of a pizza pan- genius:) (I am a follower!)

My Serendipity said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

What a cute advent calendar. Love It

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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great idea! I love that it can be used Year after year!

Terry said...

I Love the calendar, your so creative that was a great idea.

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nancy macias said...

Great project! I'm following your blog now. Can't wait to see the other projects you have coming our way.

Lesley from WI said...

Love love love this project. My favorite thing is home decorations! Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Love this idea going to make two one for each of the GKS houses.

Thanks
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Kate said...

What a clever countdown idea!! That's super that you used magnets too, as you can keep it for future years as well!

Leinad said...

Your project is so adorable! I love, love, love snowmans and your calendar is just great! Thanks for the great idea!

Anonymous said...

What a cute snowman! Anxiously awaiting the rest of your days before Christmas projects.

sharon
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sucor said...

I love your unique and creative countdown to Christmas! Awesome! Reuseable too!
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janet dowell said...

What a clever idea!! Need to get off the computer and CREATE!

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AllieMakes! said...

Super cute! Love that it's magnetic!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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Celeste B. said...

I know I'm late, but I wanted to let you know that I absolutely LOVE this countdown idea!! It's so adorable!!!! TFS! :)

Jamie said...

Super cute idea. I love it and that is my favorite snowman on the Cricut. Nice job.
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Lisa said...

I love the color you picked for the palte.