Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Countdown Frame

My sister bought me these adorable vintage santa flashcards from a super fun Etsy shop called Pretty Little Studio. You won't believe all the adorable goodness that is in this shop! I was giddy over these cards and it didn't take me long to figure out what I wanted to do with these little guys.

I took a frame from the toy shelf that was spray painted black and sanded on the edges and knew it would be just right for this project. I found some scrapbook paper that I love and cut it to a 4 x 6 size to fit the frame.

I used a label holder and two brads from my poor neglected scrapbook stash. I popped it in the middle at the bottom of the paper.

I then typed and printed off a little christmas label from the computer and stuck it in.

I found a mini clothespin and knew it would be just the right thing to hold the cards in the frame.

I got my craft glue out to attach the clothespin to the paper.

I enlisted some help to do the gluing.

And then attached it to the paper.

Now what to do with the rest of the cards while they are not in use?

I searched the house and came across this little white jewelry bag. It was just the right size to hold the cards. This is why I don't throw little containers or bags away. You just never know when they might come in handy.

I simply tied it onto the hanger on the back of the frame so it would be easy access each time we needed to switch cards but would not be visible from the front.

And now we have a fun and festive Christmas countdown that the kids will LOVE to change each morning.

And after Christmas, it can be stored away with the rest of the goods and pop a picture back in the frame. Such a quick and simple way to have a Christmas countdown.

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Thanks for stopping by! Happy Tuesday!


Terry November 30, 2010 at 6:27 AM  

What a great project!

Lori P November 30, 2010 at 6:37 AM  

This is absolutely adorable and SO easy. I love that it's a more modern take on the Christmas count-down calendar.

TBonesMom November 30, 2010 at 7:42 AM  

I am totally stealing this idea!

Unknown November 30, 2010 at 8:23 AM  

oh what a sweet idea!!! tfs

Erin A November 30, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

Wow, those are great cards!! They definitely deserved their own display! I love this, simple but very cute!!

Janet November 30, 2010 at 10:14 AM  

This is such a fun idea, I love how simple and inexpensive it is to make!

kristin m. November 30, 2010 at 2:16 PM  

this is soooo cute! i just went over to pretty little studio and bought my own set of the flashcards! (i told her i came from your blog...)thanks for sharing such a great idea!!!

Maria Babin November 30, 2010 at 4:35 PM  

cute! i want those cards! LoVE vintage holiday images!!!!! please come join my christmas link party at http://busyasabeeinparis.blogspot.com/2010/11/christmas-ideas-for-children-des-idees.html

Practically Spent November 30, 2010 at 7:18 PM  

Tiffany, this is really great. I like simple and functional. And hey, add in the fun and we're good to go!

Page November 30, 2010 at 8:36 PM  

Cute, cute, cute!!! It is no joke when I say I would pay you to decorate my home! :) You are incredibly creative and you have great taste!

Goodnight moon December 1, 2010 at 7:10 AM  

What a completely adorable idea!!!!!

Mom Hinten December 1, 2010 at 8:59 AM  

What an ingenious idea, Tiffany, I love it. And it does the trick and doesn't take up a lot of space! You're getting so good at this!

Kathy December 1, 2010 at 4:19 PM  

This is just great -Thanks for sharing your ideas

Kimbra Kasch December 2, 2010 at 12:05 AM  

Cute idea - I love counting down to Christmas too!

the sleepy time gal December 2, 2010 at 7:48 PM  

what a very nice and classy idea.

Suzanne@Meridian Road December 2, 2010 at 8:48 PM  

This is so cute, and I love that there's no candy involved like there are with traditional advent calendars.

Patrice December 3, 2010 at 6:56 AM  

I love those cards! I want to order them RIGHT NOW. How cute!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic December 3, 2010 at 9:16 PM  

Love it! It is oh, so, cute!!!!

Funky Junk Interiors December 3, 2010 at 11:37 PM  

Oh goodness that's a neat idea! Pretty too. :)


foreverdecorating December 4, 2010 at 5:03 PM  

Not only is it cute and creative, but it is a learning tool for counting and patience. You are a good MOM! Merry Christmas, Terry

Unknown December 6, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

so darling, love the cards. I love that it is so different from so many others out there. Great job. Jen

Maggie Lamarre December 6, 2010 at 10:24 AM  

oooh that is so darling.
Luv it

Jana December 6, 2010 at 8:36 PM  

fun idea and creative!

Come link up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!


Southern Fried Gal December 7, 2010 at 9:01 AM  

Oh that is super cute! I love those cards and you chose the perfect font for your Christmas label. Fun!

Aleah @ HeyBaklenko.com December 7, 2010 at 10:46 AM  

LOOOOVE it! I've been wanting a sort of Advent Calendar (though I don't need the gift with teh advent) so I think this is the project for me! So cute!! Thanks for posting and Merry Christmas!

Loren December 8, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

OMG!! LOVE THIS!!! thank you for sharing :)

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life December 9, 2010 at 10:21 PM  

ahh so cute!!!!

Maria Babin December 9, 2010 at 11:43 PM  

thanks for linking this up! could you please grab a button for my party? thanks!

Unknown December 10, 2010 at 12:18 PM  

love this idea..

Jenn December 11, 2010 at 6:56 PM  

What size cards did you buy? The regular or mini size?

Tiffany December 11, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

Hi Jenn.

I used the mini cards. : )

Unknown December 12, 2010 at 2:00 PM  


TLF December 22, 2010 at 2:08 PM  

Way creative & super adorable!!

Susuko November 5, 2011 at 6:50 AM  

Hi! I love this idea and want to make it with my kids(they could design a card a day)! I took your foto (with credit) and put it on my blog, hope it´s ok?
Thank you,
Greetings from Berlin, Germany!

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