- Is it Christmas time yet?
- Is Santa coming to my house today?
- Is Santa coming tomorrow?
- Is today my birthday?
- Am I 4 now?
- Am I still 3?
- 28"x40" Elmer's tri-fold board
- Elmer's Repositionable Glue Stick
- Elmer's Multipurpose Spray Adhesive
- Hot Glue
- Elmer's Construction Paper
- Fabric of choice to cover tri-fold board
- Scrapbook & Card stock of choice
- 24 Thumb Tacks
- Paint of choice (I use Plaid Folk Art)
Somehow between my birthday (I turned 29 again last week), Thanksgiving, tons of Black Friday shopping, & life in general I found the time to create a Christmas/Birthday countdown. It started with purchasing an Elmers 28"x40" Tri-fold board at Walmart.
We made a quick stop at Joann Fabrics where the boys & I picked out a light blue fabric from the remnant bin. When we got home the boys & I pulled out my paper trimmer so I could start cutting out 3"x3" black squares.
Next I got out my Cricut so I could save time (and sanity) cutting out circles. The boys helped me choose some red, green, & white scrapbook/card stock paper. I cut out 3" circles for the calendar & 2" numbers for the dates. So now it was looking like this...
While my kiddos were sleeping I glued the squares, circles & numbers together using my Elmer's Repositionable Glue Stick. I LOVE this stuff! It's the only thing I use on the boy's scrapbooks. It's great because you can fix or change things if you do not like it (or if you goof up a lot like me). No worries about permanent glue.
I also attached the light blue fabric to the tri-fold board so it could dry overnight. I used Elmer's Multipurpose Spray Adhesive, which I had on hand, to glue fabric to front of the board. Then I used some hot glue to attach the fabric along the edges on the back side.
Next was Black Friday shopping... I had to take a break from all the glue fun to go get my shop on... After catching up on some sleep (we stayed up all night) & finding way too many good deals it was time to grab my templates, the Cricut, & get back to work. I used some of our Elmer's Construction Paper that we had on hand for the Christmas tree & balloons. The Cricut cut December out in 4" letters. I glued everything together again using the repositionable glue sticks, even attaching the shapes & letters to the fabric using the same glue. Found some Santa hat photos of the boys & added those to the Birthday side of the board (they love seeing themselves). I painted some thumb tacks red & green so I could easily remove them from the board. This is the final result:
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