Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Birthday Countdown Frame

About a month ago I saw the most adorable project over at Lemon Tree Creations... a birthday countdown frame. I immediately knew I had to make one for my girls. Within minutes of seeing it I was figuring out what materials I had in my stash and what I would need to buy. I finally got around to making it last weekend, and I absolutely love the way it turned out...


Isn't it adorable?!? The little vintage flashcards are from Pretty Little Studio. There are 31 cards, and they are so unbelievably cute. The number 24 card is my favorite.


I painted a plain white 5x7" frame using the same technique and colors I used to transform my cheese dome. I pulled the label holder off of the old post office cubbies that I bought at a yard sale last fall...


My oldest is so excited about this. She keeps clipping different cards in the mini clothespin to try it out. Her birthday isn't until June, though, so she's going to have to wait a little bit.

Wanna make your own? Click here to see the birthday countdown frame tutorial that Tiffany posted over at Lemon Tree Creations and to see her adorable frame!




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18 comments:

Danielle Bartran said...

I LOVE this. I think that #24 card is pretty darn cute, too! I need a good excuse to order some vintage flash cards and this might be it!

Naturally Carol said...

Such a cute idea..maybe you could make 'month' cards too...so the countdown could go longer between birthdays in the household.

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I love vintage prints like that. So cute. What a fun project to make! Love it!

Erica {B is for Boy} said...

This turned out so adorable! I love the vintage cards- great addition:) It's funny because I was thinking about buying her B is for Boy flashcards...how appropriate!

Kristi said...

Oooh, cute! I think I'll have to make one for counting down the days until school is out. Han informed me the other day that there were only 59 days left. :-)

Kristin said...

Love this! Cooper would get such a kick out of it. I love that it's in the cute frame and the cards are a great touch!! And this could be modified for any celebration.

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

This is really cute! I love the idea of changing out the text in the label holder so you can use it for any countdown. Day's until Spring/Easter/Summer/Vacation -Fun!!
xoxo,
Amy

Impera_Magna said...

Oh, this is sooooo cool! I can see a couple of 'em happening very soon... like over spring break!

Chris said...

The vintage cards are darling. What fun.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

That's adorable and the cards you picked make it super sweet. It sounds fairly easy to make too.

Tiffany said...

Love yours! I can't resist polka-dots and your frame looks great! So glad you could use the idea and have fun with it! : ) Thanks for linking to mine!

Jodi said...

What a cute idea; I love the flash cards! My daughter starts counting days to her next birthday the day after her birthday! Me, I dread them! :)

Have a great evening! Jodi

Lu said...

So cute! I love those cards.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

That is such a cute idea Gwen! I love that you made it yourself!

Christy said...

I love this so much, AND thanks for sharing the cute source!

radn said...

so cute! Love the flashcard.

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Amber Branconier said...

this is so cute! such a great idea

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Elisabeth said...

Kids are always wanting to know how long it is till their birthday. What a fun idea. This gives them something to do so that the days feel like they're getting closer faster.

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