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Friday, April 29, 2011

Countdown to Summer Board

Yesterday I shared with you how I won a great giveaway full of fun Elmer's craft supplies, and I also gave you a sneak peek of the project I created with them. Today I have the full step by step for you just in case you want to create your own Countdown to Summer Board....and if you enter the Craft and Tell Giveaway {you still have a few more days to enter}, you may be the lucky winner and get some of the same crafty goodies that I used:)

I started my Countdown to Summer project with the Elmer's Bi-Fold Foam Board and some fun summer fabric. I sprayed one side of the foam board with spray adhesive and attached my fabric to it.

To hold down the edges of the fabric on the backside of the board, I used the Elmer's Glue Dot Runner.
I used my hot glue gun to add some decorative trim, ribbon, and a fun polka dot paper clip to hold the countdown numbers.
I printed out my countdown numbers on blank 3X5 notecards. I used a fun font {Summer Funkyness from Kevin & Amanda} to give the board a little bit of whimsy:)
I used my Cricut to cut out letters that say "Days til Summer".  If you don't have a Cricut, you could easily write this by hand or print it out in a fun font that matches your numbers. I attached the letters to a piece of colored cardstock and then I attached the cardstock to the fabric covered board with the Elmer's glue dot runner.
 I used my X-ACTO knife to cut two small X's in the top of the foam board for my ribbon hanger.
For the ribbon hanger, I simple pulled a piece of ribbon through the board and then tied a knot on the front to hold it in place. To finish off the project I added a cute fabric flower and a little more ribbon.
And now we are ready to Countdown to Summer!
The boys last day of school is on May 20th so I'm thinking our countdown is going to start May 1st and we will countdown to the last day of school!
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LBB said...

What a great idea!!Very cute :) Who doesn't love a count down to summer???!!

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful idea, how cute! I'm ready for summer now. Spring has to much rain here lol

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I love the colors - so bright and fun!!

I also love how simple you make it look :)
I'd have a mess all over & probably cuts on my hands-haha

Carrie said...

So FUN! I sure can't wait until summer! I think our last day is June 2nd...I lost track with all the snow days we had!

Love the colors and the little ribbon and flower detail! Cute!

Kmama said...

How cute and fun!

Unknown said...

Too cute! Just last night my kids were asking me AGAIN how many days till summer! I said, "that's it! I'm making you a countdown board!". Now I'll probably be too lazy and not do it, but yours looks great!

Jessica said...

I love this! I think I'm going to make one for birthdays! TFS! Jessica

CM said...

Wow, that is adorable! I like how you even thought to add polka dots to the paper clip thingy. You are so talented!

Miller Racing Family said...

What a cute idea. I love the bright colors. We just started thinking of our summer to do list. I can't believe it is that time already.
Have a great week!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

I bet the boys are so excited to see that number go down everyday!

Myya said...

So fun! My girl has 16 days of school left. Whooo-hooo, then maybe we can sleep in a morning or two??? :)

LrSchwtz said...

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Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Kelli, this is an absolutely precious idea! I love how colorful your projects are. The embellishments on this one are too cute!!!

Thanks for joining my "Crafty Cutter" party! :)

Cassie Bustamante said...

that is so fun! and what a great prize you got!

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