Friday, December 3, 2010

Favorite Things Friday - No. 3

A couple of weeks ago, Han and I were at Target where she found a cheap felt advent tree in the Dollar Spot.  She thought it was the cutest thing and wanted one so that she could count down to Christmas.  How in the world was it that my almost-twelve-year-old had never heard of an advent calendar?  I had to do something about that and buying a cheap felt tree wasn't gonna cut it.

Because of her age, I didn't want to do the whole "treat for each day" thing.  I just wanted her to be able to count down.  The cutest way to do that would be for her to have a set of countdown blocks.  

Aren't they adorable???  This was one of the most fun Christmas crafts I've done.  It was so much fun deciding what papers to use and it was so gratifying to see the awkward looking block transform as I sanded the edges of the papers off.

I got my blocks from Michael's for 99 cents each.  I've also seen them at Hobby Lobby for around the same price.

I painted my blocks first and then followed these instructions for making the blocks.  Sadly, I do not have a cutter so I had to use stickers for my numbers.  Maybe I'll be using vinyl next year.  Fingers crossed.

Here are two of my favorite things from last week's link party.

This cinnamon and heart garland from Sarah @ Modern Country Style.
So cute and I bet it smells amazing!

Next up are these amazing DIY vintage Christmas blocks by Kaitlyn @ The Birds Nest.
These are up next on my list.  I can use the rest of  the stickers I had leftover from my countdown blocks.  I don't have sheet music, but I do have some vintage sheet music scrapbook paper that I got from Hobby Lobby.  Perfect!

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the speckled dog

OK, it's your turn.  What are some of your favorite things?

There's really only one.  Please, please, please link back to the party so that others can join in.  Also, it'd be really nice of you if you could visit a few of the other linkups and leave a nice comment.

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5 crafty peeps said:

  1. Love those blocks to count down the days! Super cute idea!

  2. Thanks for hosting this linky! I love those vintage newsprint block letters...may have to try my hand at them!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Cute blocks!!! Come share at Fancy This Fridays! http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2010/12/fancy-this-fridays-edition-1.html

  4. Come link up! I love this!


  5. Thanks SO much for sharing at Fancy This Fridays!! Hope you come back again this week!