Kids love to countdown to Christmas! I have a quick and easy project to share with you today. It may spark your creativity to see what YOU can use to make something similar.
This project is so easy, there are very few steps and pictures.
I got a couple of these perpetual calendar sets at a Christmas party last year. I made one of them into a Farmhouse Calendar. As the Christmas holiday approaches, I was thinking it would make a great way to countdown to Christmas!
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Spray Paint Project
I chose some clearance spray paint from my stash. The piece was sanded lightly to make the spray paint adhere a little better.
Yeah, that didn’t work! The boards are MDF and the spray paint was NOT covering the edges at all. So, I switched to a flat white primer instead. The primer covered the house better, but that MDF edge was still not white.
Plan C | Craft Paint
I was pretty discouraged with the process, so I didn’t take any pictures. Finally, I painted the little countdown to Christmas house with craft paint about 10 PM. Why no pictures? Because it was looking awful. I thought I would have to sand it and start over, but low & behold, the next morning, it looked great!
I chose two transfers from The Junky Chalker Shop to embellish the little house calendar. You could easily use stencils, or even hand paint some designs.
Countdown to Christmas Calendar Makeover
So, up close, you can see the craft paint should have been sanded a little. That’s what I get for crafting without wearing my glasses. I didn’t do anything at all to the number cubes or the Christmas tag. The longer piece had all the months, days, and major holidays.
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The pencil holder of the perpetual calendar is perfect for holding candy canes! Had I known that I was going to use candy canes, I probably would have offset the Ho Ho Ho a little. But isn’t that Christmas tree adorable?
I wish the house had a little chimney for Santa (seen sitting up high).
Do you have a perpetual calendar at home that YOU can turn into a Countdown to Christmas project?
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Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
This is such a cute idea!!
What an adorable project! I always loved using a countdown with my kids. And now it's about time to start counting, isn't it???
Can you believe we're soooo close to December? We have some cool temps, but I've got another 10 days before I have to winterize the camper. Countdown to Christmas ideas are always so much fun!
LOVE It! It turned out so cute!!!
This turned out fantastic!