Sunday, May 13, 2012

Vacation Countdown Calendar

I can't take credit for this idea. My friend thought this up, and I just created her vision! I thought this was a coolest idea, though. I don't have children yet, but I imagine that it must be difficult to answer the question "How many days is it until _______?!" over and over again. Plus - this vacation calendar is a great gift to give to kids when their actual gift is the vacation itself (which is kinda hard to wrap, if you ask me - HA!). It was such an easy, fun craft to make! Plus, it's an exciting way for kids to look forward to their upcoming trip! From what I hear, changing the number every day is exciting, too...

So here it is. Super easy. I started off with a wood trinket box and some wooden blocks (purchased at a craft store). In these photos, you can see how the box can stand on its own, and how the lid slides off...

It's the perfect size for setting it on top of the kitchen counter or at a "high traffic" area in the house for easy, frequent viewing.

Basically, all I did was paint it! I used various acrylic paints and sticker letters for the title. I created a beach theme because I thought that it captured the idea of a vacation - no matter where you're headed! I also painted the blocks using the strategic formula provided to me by my friend (I'm terrible at math). When the paint was still wet, I added some glitter to add excitement! Besides, I have a bit of a glitter addiction. I'm working on it.

So there you have it. A fun, easy, functional craft that will keep your family looking forward to future memories!

Take Time for Lemonade,

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  1. What a neat project! We're planning a Disneyland vacation and this would be great!

  2. This is really fun! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.