Tuesday, December 6, 2011

DIY Framed Christmas Countdown {Tutorial}

I have wanted to make some kind of Countdown to Christmas this year.  I have about a bajillion (I love that word!) frames that I haven't done anything with, so guess what?  I used a frame! 

 This was UBER easy and I know it isn't worthy of a tutorial, but I am having so much fun with them and using Picnik that I made a tutorial for you!  

1. You will need a picture frame {I used an 8 x 10}.
-paint {I used Martha Stewart Habanero Red}.
-1 sheet of Scrapbook paper.
-I used a vinyl lettering kit that I got on clearance for my countdown. It came with the little chalkboard circle.
- spray adhesive {instead of Mod Podge, although I do love me some Mod Podge!}. It was just easier to use spray adhesive. 
-sand paper

2. Take the glass, etc. out of the frame and paint it the desired color.  I used 2 coats.  After it was dry, I sanded it with my palm sander.  Set aside.

3. When I picked out my paper, I cut it to size, then using spray adhesive, I adhered it to a piece of cardboard that I cut out to use in the frame.  

4. Insert the paper backing into the frame, then adhere the vinyl lettering and chalkboard circle sticker. 
So simple and cheap!  You could cut out letters and use a dry erase marker, if you don't have access to  vinyl lettering.  

Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog today!  I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season:)


  1. I love new ideas for Christmas Countdowns. This one is easy and fun and unique:) Thanks for sharing your inspiration:) Stay Fashionable!
    Love, Candy

  2. So cute and colorful! A great countdown!

  3. Lovely and cheap! I love the patterned paper you choice. Can you believe we are down to only 18 days??

  4. I like your craft projects! Thanks for visiting!

  5. Very cute!! I'd love for you to link up to my Christmas Linky Carnival.


  6. I wanted to do something like this this year with a frame and I love how colorful and bright yours is. Thanks for the inspiration!


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