Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gloria's Christmas Countdown

Hey folks! It's Gloria with you today! It seems a long time since I was here! I hope you are enjoying all the projects by the rest of the DT! I've seen some fabbie things posted recently!

Today, I have a Christmas Countdown Wall Hanging to show you. I had such great response to my Halloween wall decor, that I wanted to make one in a Christmas theme. These are fun and easy to make! The one for today is made from the acrylic cover of a Big Boy album, which is 6x12. (If you click on the photos you can see a larger image.)

I made this so that you can use the numbers for an Advent calendar, as a Christmas countdown, or simply to show each date in December! The left number set has zero through 3 and the right set has zero through 9. But you could make them in any combo you like. I used the MOSD Cute Petite album (plus some extra pages I cut from scrap chipboard) for the numbers. They measure 2x2. And I used MOSD Stick-On numbers for each small square. I hung the number squares from the acrylic panel with MOSD clear binding rings.

I started out by painting the edges of the Big Boy cover with white acrylic paint (Ranger paint dabber). Then I cut a piece of Dream Street printed paper to 5.5x11.5 for the background. I decorated the background with more Dream Street papers, MOSD letter Stick-Ons (in white, to spell "December"), and I printed out a calendar, which I added to the background.

I used the Dahlia Spellbinders dies to cut the flower accent and some EK Success snow flake punches to add some snowflake accents. The border is punched with the Martha Stewart doily punch. There is also some bling scattered about in the form of rhinestones.

That yummy ribbon is Stampin' Up. You get a ton of ribbon on the rolls so it's a GREAT value! Once I had the whole background assembled, I attached it to the clear acrylic cover, then punched holes into the acrylic and added white eyelets. I did that so I could hang my numbers and my ribbon. It just gives it a finished look. I used the Crop-a-Dile to punch through the acrylic cover and the chipboard squares.

I also used some white ink to edge each number square, just to make them pop. You can make these wall hangings in any color scheme or style. They make a fantastic accent for a wall in your home or in your office at work.

I hope you enjoyed this project! I will see you December 25th with another project! Until then, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

9 comments:

~EssenseVibez~ said...

what a cutie patootie---i love this---

AmesOx said...

This is beautiful Gloria! I love the idea of creating your own little countdown calender, and my kids would get a kick out of it as well! Thanks for the brilliant idea!

Erica H said...

Gloria, this is beautiful! I love the patterns and colors. Using the clear rings to hold the numbers is very clever. Now I want one, too!

The Scrappy Tree said...

So pretty! Love it!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Gloria! I love this color combination!

Carolyn Lontin said...

THIS IS AWESOME!! GORGEOUS & fun!! Great job!

kellyjean said...

Um... can I just say this is SO stinkin' cute?! Just did, he he he. Love the way you utilized all the product! Great job!

debbiefitz said...

Gloria, this is a gorgeous project - love it!

Marisa said...

This is great Gloria! I love the design! :)