Monday, November 23, 2009

Countdown to Christmas...

Hey guys!! So... a fun new product... well, products to share with all of you!  Check out this great, super cute Christmas Countdown...




Want to make one yourself?? Here's the great news... It's one stop shopping!  This is a great project kit from Scribble It!  Everything you need minus a little paint and glue comes packaged all together.  The best part... It's cheap too!  Woohoo!!






Scribble It


Now let me show you how easy and fun this is...  This is how your package will arrive.




No cutting of paper or wood... Woohoo again!

My first step was to paint my wood.  I decided to use Rust-Oleum Colonial Red spray paint.




At this point I did the usual and shantied it up a bit.  I sanded my edges and added a bit of stain.  This part is totally optional but also totally suggested:)  I then started working on the paper part.

This part is too easy.  All of the letters and numbers are vinyl decals that come on a sheet ready to apply. 
You just peel off the backing...



Stick it to your already cut paper... and peel the top layer off.



So cute... and easy! No spending hours cutting your letters and then more hours trying to space them perfectly!




Then I did my numbers...




Like 2 seconds later:)...




Now to attach them to my blocks...

After adding a bit of distressing ink to the papers I decided to attach the paper with a bit of hot glue.




I then wanted to shanty it up a bit more so I added a few decorative nail heads to each corner.







And the finished result...


















Make sure you go visit Scribble It's online store HERE!






Scribble It


They have lots of other great, cheap goodies like this Joy decal.  I used mine on a small piece of wood to make a Christmas ornament.  You can also visit Scribble It's Facebook page where they upload new photos, tell about giveaways, and have some tutorials for the craft kits.



Thanks for stopping by guys and make sure you go visit Scribble It!  Let them know the Shanty Sisters sent you!!

I will be linking this cutie up at Kimba's DIY Day!!!






DIY Day @ ASPTL


and





 
Transformation Thursday
 
 
UPDATE:

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special






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33 comments:

The Faveros said...

I ordered one from Scribble It also!! I just posted it on my site - its not quite as cute as yours !! I love her stuff:)

Blondie's Journal said...

This is so precious!! I love it. I have to check Scribble It out!!

Thanks for the tip & tutorial, girls!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

xoxo
Jane

Derek & Melanie said...

I have been looking at that for weeks now trying to decind whether to get it. Wow! You rock. I love what you did to it. Now I'm definitely going to buy it! By the way I love your blog.

JJ said...

just bought mine!! only $10?! that's great:) thanks for the tutorial...i can't wait to get it! also...i made your apothecary jars the other day...they are so cute and look perfect on top of our tv stand!! thanks for all the wonderful ideas:)

Lindsey@creativeattempts said...

That is an AWESOME idea. You could alter it a little and have countdowns for everything!! Great idea... I'm headed over to scribble it right now! Thanks for sharing :)

Wendy said...

Thank you for another great idea! Headed over there right now to check it out!

Sheri said...

Oh my word! ADORABLE!!!!!!

Sarah said...

Such a cute and clever idea. Love what you did with yours. Thanks for sharing this idea and source.
Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

Lily's Pad and Petals... said...

I love your blog - always something new to see and learn.
Sylvia

Shannon said...

Too cute, too funny! I just made countdown/ advent calendar blocks too!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

You have the most wonderful ideas! These blocks are great! Jackie

Beachbrights said...

Really cute idea! You guys are so clever.

XOXO-

{ L } said...

These are super cute!! My kids would love these!

Anne Marie said...

*THANK YOU* THANK YOU*


kisses to you both.....I love it!

Denise said...

Just ordered 4- thanks for the spotlight

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a darling countdown!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Adorable!!!

Rafahi Family said...

I love this! So great, thanks for sharing the link!

Barbara Jean said...

Great project and thanks for telling about the site you get things from

going over to check that out.

blessings

barbara jean

Natural Mama said...

Now that's my kind of crafting! :) Love it!

Amanda said...

Oh I just love those. They're perfect!

Lucrecia said...

I love this! It would be perfect for my desk at work!

Garden Staff said...

How fun! I just ordered from Scribble It a few weeks ago and they've got an awesome selection.

Chamorrita Babe said...

Love your Christmas countdown project!! It looks SO PRETTY!! Now I want one.. lol. :D

jenjen said...

Very cute! I made one of those and my kids love it, but I like how you put the nails in the corners. Very fun!

XOXO
Jen

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

I so love your blog & posts. And once again, this project is simply wonderful!

Tiffany said...

Oh, the nails were the perfect touch to the blocks! What a great project! It looks so fun and it turned out beautiful! Hmmm...I better go check out that site.

Katie said...

I agree that the nails really give this calendar that extra element of design that make it super cute.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

What a neat kit! Takes a lot of guess work out of a project. Love your own touches as well.

Thanks for linking it up to SNS #7!

FJ Donna

Lee @ thriftybeaver.com said...

Fun! I've been looking for some cute wooden block decorating ideas!

Kammy said...

HOLY COW ! That is stinkin cute !
Kammy

Whitney said...

Can anyone who has ordered this tell me the wood dimensions? I ordered the lettering but wanted to get my wood all cut before it arrives! Thanks in advance if anyone can answer. BTW, love, love, love this!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

cute cute cute!

 
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