Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentine Countdown

Here's a repost from last year - a few days early in case anyone else is looking for a cute countdown...  We'll be doing our Valentine countdown again this year :)

Valentine Countdown

I started with my sweet dollar-store-tray turned magnetic-chalkboard-tray from last year.  I bought a few packs of these conversation heart boxes from Walmart.

I like that they're Valentine-y without being pink.  This is, after all, a boy's Valentine countdown calendar.  While I like the colors, I did not like the words on them.  Enter a little Goo Gone from the Dollar Store

A few wipes of the Goo Gone and that print was, well, gone

To make the heart boxes magnetic, I just cut up a few old advertisement magnets and adhered a piece to the back of each box with a dab of hot glue.

Now for the fun part - numbering the boxes.  That part'll be easy I thought - just buy some white number stickers and {bam} cute countdown.  Oh silly me.  Nothing is ever that easy.  I couldn't find any white numerical stickers that were the right size for these boxes.  So instead, I cut each number out of felt and hot glued them on.  After all the boxes are numbered, just fill with a few Hershey Kisses, or your sweetheart's candy of choice:

On a totally random tangent, I think all month's should have fun countdown calendars.  Idea for Christmas gifts - a year of Kisses.  A Hershey-Kiss-a-day calendar.  Now that's my kind of calendar!

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Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Cute idea!

Elyse ( said...

Great idea!! I think I will do this with little man next year!!

Lindsi B said...

I found you on Tip Junkie. Would you please share this with my readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays Valentine's Linky Party? I think it would be a great fit.


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