Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Blog Hop Day #2:

Thank you for joining us for day two of the Scrap-Mart Holiday Blog Hop! We'll be celebrating all things Christmas this week and want to thank you for joining us.



This blog hop has been brought to you by some fabulous companies such as:
Each of the generous manufacturers will have prizes for you along the way so be sure to visit and complete the hop each day from Dec. 5th through Dec. 10th to be eligible to win.  If you are just joining in, be sure to head over to the Scrap-Mart blog to start the hop from the beginning.

Hi there, how has everybody been enjoying the hop so far??
Today I'm sharing a Christmas Countdown "calendar" I made from a plain wooden key box purchased from a dollar store that I then painted with acrylic paint. It had three hooks on the inside so I removed them covered that part with patterned paper and then replaced the middle hook. I stamped my images on acetate that I attached to the back of the window, creating a shaker box. 
(I apologize for the crooked photos, before I could re-take them my battery died)


The holly was colored with ProMarkers and covered in Glossy Accents.
I used gems on the berries. 
 I cut the leaves and re positioned them and applied the "berries" on top.


On the door trim I cut and glued pattered paper to hide the edges of the acetate.  


On the back I screwed in one of the extra hooks to hold the extra number tags


I liked how this turned out the only thing missing now is the chocolate..... :)


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Supplies Used:
Fleuradidy2
Christmas Tidings
Pugnacious Paper-Cream
Pro Markers
Glossy Accents
One & Only Tape
Scrap Happy Glue


We hope you've enjoyed the hop so far and are inspired to create more holiday goodness this year!

Prize Information:

Don't forget to leave a comment here on The Rubber Cafe blog each day of the hop to be eligible for a $25 Gift Certificate to our online store! Earn extra entries for liking us on Facebook and following our blog if you haven't already. Be sure to let us know in your comments if you are taking advantage of the extra entries. Winners will be announced via our blog and Facebook on Monday, December 12, 2011.


Your next stop on the blog hop is: Canvas Corp

102 comments:

Reflections from Granny said...

Fabulous idea, I'm getting so many ideas, the holidays will be very fun now. Thank you! Lori m

Linda Dale said...

Awesome Idea. This would be a great item for my grandchildren. Thanks so much.

Holly S said...

I love this idea! So creative and easy to do. Thanks for the idea.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a cute idea! Love the extra hook in the back for the tags. Thanks!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Love how you transformed the key box! Looks awesome! TFS! ;o)

Katie said...

Wow!!! What a creative way to make a countdown calendar!! TFS!

Julie S. said...

Great idea.

Shay said...

WOW... so glad I found you guys through Donna Downey. Looks like a fun site! Oh, I should also let you know I "liked' your FB page for an extra chance at winning a gift certificate. I'd LOVE to try your glue!

Marge said...

What an unbelievably clever idea for a Christmas countdown calendar -- so easy and sooo inexpensive -- just what we need to finish our decorations this year!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Kelly Sas said...

What a great idea and so fun too! I have taken advantage of all the extra chances.... been a fan for a long time! :)

Carolyn McCravy said...

Love this blog hop!! Great ideas and projects!!

Joyce said...

You guys are great! I am so glad I found you at the Mesa stamp show in November Love your blog and your stamps!

Creative Skyy said...

love it
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Texas JennyWren said...

Love your idea here. I want, I want... Thanks for all your ideas.

Lori said...

out of this world idea...thank you so much for sharing.

Luv 2 Create said...

Super idea, wish I could get these kinds of finds at any of our dollar stores. Love the key box.
Marcie

Scrapycandy said...

I like the improvements! Thanks.

Becki said...

Excellent idea! Love it. So glad I figured out this hop. Getting some much inspiration.

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Polly said...

repurposing things is becoming my new love!

Trisha said...

Wow, the Christmas Countdown box is so adorable. Love what you did with a simple dollar store find. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

Incredible! I get so many ideas from your site. Thanks for sharing and keep it up!

Charmaine said...

What a cute idea!!

debb said...

Very clever advent calendar - I am going to check out the dollar store! Love it!

sherry L. said...

Great project! Thanks for the giveaway! Lilsis_75@hotmail.com

DH said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to score goodies!

jengd said...

What a great idea! Such a perfect place to store a number to be updated daily!!

sharon g said...

I saw a little cabinet like that Saturday at a garage sale. I loved it, but couldn't think of what to do with it, so I didn't buy it. BOO HOO! Live and learn. I love what you did, by the way.

sharon g said...

I'm now following your blog.

sharon g said...

I follow you on Facebook.

Mary Joyce said...

That is a Unique calendar.

Efrat said...

Beautiful project. Thank you.

beadz said...

What a great idea! Love how you altered this!
Gini

Renee said...

Simply incedible!! You guys are so talented and imaginable. tfs

Anonymous said...

now I want to go to the dollar store...thanks Sabrina. This is totally great...I'm going to have to steal this idea for craft fairing...hmmm.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome idea!!! Love the details!!

Mary in IL said...

I love this idea. came here from Donna Downey's blog.

McStamper said...

Wonderful idea!

Raven said...

What a wonderful idea. You can always add the chocolate candy at the bottom of the box with a corresponding number. I can always think of a way to add chocolate. LOL

marda said...

Love this blog hop, thank you for the great idea.

Sabrina MacD said...

Thanks for the feedback, i appreciate it and good luck to everyone :). Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Peggy said...

Great idea. Christmas blessings,
Peggy Allen

Chriss America Real said...

Oh what a fantastic idea! This looks like it would be so easy to make and yet it is a gift anyone would want! Thank you so much for sharing!

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Skree said...

I came from Donna Downey's site, but checked out your video on your glue products. I can't wait to get some and try them out, they look like the perfect glue. Thanks for sharing and doing what you do, I love buying American always!

Sharon Peele said...

Oh, what a precious idea!! Love the way you decorated the box!! Awesome job!!

Linda Carson said...

Such an unique way to count down the holidays! Fabulous idea!

StacyC said...

Another great project... TFS!!

Queen B said...

That is a very cool idea! Thanks so much for the inspiration today!

Designs By Sky said...

Cute idea! TFS

Hope said...

i really love this! i have the perfect place for it! now if i can just get one made.

Beverly said...

What an adorable piece of holiday decor!!!

Alice Carman said...

Wow love all the holiday projects from all the blogs. It' so fun to see so many great ideas. TFS

Barbara I. said...

Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing it and also for the opportunity to win the gift card. What a great giveaway. I "liked" you on Facebook as you suggested. Thanks again!

Marilyn C. said...

very creative - the crooked photo adds to the ambiance

marla said...

What a very fun project!!!

McVic said...

great job Sabrina!!! love it! Im now following on FB and a new follower here too!!
kacee
mcvicwif@Yahoo.com

Melissa said...

I love the hook on the back to hold all the numbers! SO smart!! TFS!!

Susan said...

What a great project. Love it!

Jean said...

Such a great idea!! Love this!

IRUNINCIRCLES said...

Oh WOW! LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!!

Susan said...

You have created a unique count down calendar which will bring good memories to every holiday.

celweb said...

This is such a great project! I can't wait to try it!

Ronda Archangelo said...

Very clever...love your key box idea. Looks like a fun project!

lisa808 said...

Great idea.

Caroline said...

Wonderful project!! I would think kids would love to change out the day.

Naomi said...

Thank you for the great idea!

Rufus said...

Great idea! Like how you created this. Thanks for sharing it.
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Rufus said...

Great idea! Like how you created this. Thanks for sharing it.
R/

Linda said...

What a way to get chocolate! Thanks for sharing.

momof5 said...

Cool idea. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Gerlinde said...

What a great idea! Will have to make this for next year!

Pati said...

Cool! I love how you made the window into a shaker box!

Melanie said...

Fantastic idea and finished so well. I SO want to make one of these!

Sharman said...

Fabulous idea. How cool is that....

Chris M said...

What a great idea!!

breland said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

Kay said...

Beautiful!

seau said...

What a cool idea, certainly a different idea for an advent calendar and when the holidays are over once can use this to store other things...

DB said...

I love this! Now to find a key box.

rush said...

wonderful, wonderful project. thank you for sharing.

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Cathy Fong said...

Superb idea! so very creative! thank u for sharing

Deb Long said...

Wow, what a unique project idea!! TFS!

eyes2theocean said...

Cool idea. Very creative.:)

eyes2theocean said...

Cool idea. Very creative.:)

Cyndee Scholet said...

What a different on a Christmas countdown calendar! Very cute idea!

Debc06 said...

Wow great idea. Love how it came together. TFS and showing exactly how you did it. I am taking advantage of the extra entry I liked your facebook page.
Debbie
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terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very nice.

RED said...

Clever idea.

Betsey in SC said...

I love your project. If only I had enough time to use all the ideas before Christmas!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Another stunning project. I just love this. Thanks for the inspiration.

susan m said...

I love this project! Thank you for sharing it!

KC said...

The countdown box is such a cute idea and you did a great job on it. I am having some fun checking out these blogs for the Save-Mart blog hop.

Lorraine said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

Wendy Crowe said...

Wow! That is very cool! It's perfect for the mantle! Thanks for the idea!

Jeneen said...

I love this. Thanks for sharing. It is such a cute idea.

Karen McAlpine said...

Really clever project!! How fun to change out the numbers each day!! TFS

Creative Skyy said...

what a great idea I love it!
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Olena said...

Cool project! Love it! Olena

Erika B. said...

Very cute take on a countdown calendar

Clare D. said...

Oooh, I'll be putting RC glue and glitter on every glass item Christmas decoration I have today! thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

charli said...

so very cool!!