How to Craft a Christmas Countdown

Let's Craft with Ben Franklin Crafts - Oconomowoc. Create a cute Christmas Countdown using your craft "stash" and simple supplies. No fighting over who gets to change the numbers each day!

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How to Craft a Christmas Countdown
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Paint the frame green (or your desired color) using acrylic paint and foam paintbrush.

Paint the frame green (or your desired color) using acrylic paint and foam paintbrush.

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Paint the inside edge of the inset opening. You may also paint the back of the frame if you wish. Don't forget to paint the frame holder! Set these pieces aside to dry.

Paint the inside edge of the inset opening. You may also paint the back of the frame if you wish. Don't forget to paint the frame holder! Set these pieces aside to dry.

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Using a clean paint brush, paint the star with chalkboard paint. Set aside to dry.

Using a clean paint brush, paint the star with chalkboard paint. Set aside to dry.

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Use the SRM stickers to decorate your frame however you wish.

Use the SRM stickers to decorate your frame however you wish.

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You may want to wrap the ends of your stickers around the frame for a finished look.

You may want to wrap the ends of your stickers around the frame for a finished look.

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Download and print the Christmas countdown insert PDF from our blog: http://goo.gl/3S7WIw. Cut out the insert you plan to use.

Download and print the Christmas countdown insert PDF from our blog: goo.gl/3S7WIw. Cut out the insert you plan to use.

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Use colored pencils to color in the embellishments on your insert.

Use colored pencils to color in the embellishments on your insert.

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And a little bling to the insert with the stick on jewels.

And a little bling to the insert with the stick on jewels.

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Use the glue stick to adhere your finished insert to the backing.

Use the glue stick to adhere your finished insert to the backing.

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Cut 2 - 8 inch pieces of twine. Tie the two pieces together and leave short ends in place.

Cut 2 - 8 inch pieces of twine. Tie the two pieces together and leave short ends in place.

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Wrap the twine around the frame.

Wrap the twine around the frame.

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Tie the ends of the twine together over the top of the wrapped section.

Tie the ends of the twine together over the top of the wrapped section.

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Tie the loose end of the bakers twine around the end of a piece of chalk. You can also wrap some Washi tape around the chalk to help keep the twine in place. It looks cute too!

Tie the loose end of the bakers twine around the end of a piece of chalk. You can also wrap some Washi tape around the chalk to help keep the twine in place. It looks cute too!

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From the back of the frame, put the insert into place.

From the back of the frame, put the insert into place.

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This is a good time to insert the small peg into the hole at the bottom of the frame. It is used to hold your frame up.

This is a good time to insert the small peg into the hole at the bottom of the frame. It is used to hold your frame up.

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Press the metal tabs down to hold the insert in place.

Press the metal tabs down to hold the insert in place.

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Decorate the star. Let dry.

Decorate the star. Let dry.

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Run a line of tacky glue down the left side opening of the  frame.

Run a line of tacky glue down the left side opening of the frame.

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Lay the star in place over the glue. Move it around so the points don't overlap the words. Let dry.

Lay the star in place over the glue. Move it around so the points don't overlap the words. Let dry.

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Get ready to prime the chalkboard surface.

Get ready to prime the chalkboard surface.

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Prime the surface of the star with chalk. rob away any excess with the tissue.

Prime the surface of the star with chalk. rob away any excess with the tissue.

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Your Christmas countdown is ready to decorate your home. Don't fight over who gets to change the numbers!

Your Christmas countdown is ready to decorate your home. Don't fight over who gets to change the numbers!

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We hope you enjoy making this Christmas Countdown. Watch for another seasonal craft coming next week!

We hope you enjoy making this Christmas Countdown. Watch for another seasonal craft coming next week!

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