Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Countdown

25 days of fun!

Christmas countdown

I started out with these
Christmassy gloves and socks
adhesive Christmas countdown labels
purchased at Michaels.

Then I spray painted some clothes pins and card board stars.

Of course I had to give the stars a glitter shake down
...  because sparkles make the world a happier place.

I made some cones of paper and a few lunch bag gingerbread men.

 There was a trip to the local dollar store for some goodies and little surprises.

We used the clothespins to clip our special countdown to a line made of raffia.

So much fun!

And now we excitedly await the start of the Christmas countdown.

Linking up with the lovely Mrs Olsen
with Sunny simple life for
another awesome


Gina said...

You always have the best ideas! I absolutely love this!

Bob and Deb said...

Love this idea Leslie! Wish my son was still home and I would definitely do this. Maybe for future grandkids.

Diane @ The Checkered Apple said...

This looks like so much fun...the creating AND the opening!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...


this is adorable...Thanks for visiting my blog.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Adorable Leslie! I love it! So pretty & unique! You did an amazing job on creating such a gorgeous advent! Love it! Angie xo

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Now if that is not the cutest advent countdown thingy I have ever seen. I just buy the chocolate calendars. I am so NOT creative am I?

Jann Olson said...

This is absolutely darling Leslie. It's such a fun mixture. I would love if you linked it to my Share Your Cup Thursday party. The pic of your daughter is priceless!

It's me said...

So nice decorated !! from

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This is such a cute idea! And yep, sparkles do make the world a happier place-enjoy:@)

Chris said...

That is fabulous!!! What fun!

Mamaw's Place said...

That is adorable! And so easy to make. I always love seeing your decor. I wish I could hire you to do my house every holiday.

Formerly known as Frau said...

I love it! I usually do an advent fairy gifts for Katelyn but I told her last year was the last and I wish I continued it but even the little stuff is hard to come up with and I'd have to mail the first week to her...basically I couldn't get my shit together and thought it was a good place to end it. Mean I know! Happy Thursday!

wachete said...

You have brightened up my day as always.such a creative mind. A++ on you and your ideas..

The Working Home Keeper said...

How cute and creative! I love it!

Mary Ellen
The Working Home Keeper

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

This is the cutest countdown to Christmas I have ever seen! I know your kids will have so much fun with it :-)

Mimi Sue said...

I love it! One of the cutest I've seen. Mimi

Anne said...

That is a great idea! Looks lovely:)

Martina said...

Cute idea!

Sarah B said...

It looks so cute! I must get my Christmas decorating mojo happening very soon!

Melinda said...

Cute idea!
Love the mix of socks
and gloves.

Come by and see my current
post, it is right up your

M :)

Brandi said...

Such a fun idea, Leslie. I love seeing what your creative self comes up with each holiday. I bet your girls love your excitement.

Kelly said...

This is such a pretty countdown to Christmas. I love how you decorated with it too.
Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

Katharine said...

Oh I'm so far behind on my reading, but I'm so glad I caught up, Ilove this!! Do you mind if I copy it? I'ma bit late(as usual) but this is beautiful!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Leslie, just popping in to say that I featured you on Share Your Cup.

Melanie said...

Everything is better with glitter - eyeballs excepted. SPARKLES, OOOOOOOooo. Love it!