Friday, February 7, 2014

Wedding Date Countdown

Brandon and Christina have set a date for the wedding!

We're all so excited and I couldn't help but make Christina something to count down the days.

I found the shadow box frame at Hobby Lobby and thought it would be perfect for this. The front of it opens up like a book.

I printed off the Happily Ever After on the awesome wedding scrapbook paper that I found. 

The frame came with the mat and the push pins. All you had to do was simply pin your paper to it.

The rhinestones were just stickers and came all in one piece.

Okay, here's the hard part that took me a day and a half to figure out and lost hours of sleep trying to figure out how to get all the numbers that I needed to use on the blocks.

I kept googling (that's a new word) and could find plenty of ways to countdown only using 2 blocks or counting down from 100 using 3 blocks, but I needed the countdown to start in the 200's.

Finally, I'm 99% sure that I found a way using 4 blocks. We'll find out for sure as the days go by.

Here's the combination that I used on each block.


The 6 doubles as a 9, so that's why there isn't a separate spot for the 9.

If I had payed more attention (or could remember what I learned) in high school math classes, this probably wouldn't have been so hard!

I painted the blocks black and mod-podged the paper with the numbers on them.

It's so darn hard to take photo's of glass! Ignore my reflection in there. I'm too tired from my number fiasco to retake pictures!

Happy (early) Valentine's Day, Christina!
I can't wait to give it to you this weekend.

Happy Friday!

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Cranberry Morning said...

Okay, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, 'You are AMAZING!' Terri, this is beautiful and she is going to love it! I like how this kept you awake at night. I'm the same way when I get an idea. Usually mine end up not so brilliant once daylight hits, though. But this one of yours is spectacular. ♥♥

Grammy Goodwill said...

I love this!

Betsy {} said...

This is cute. I can see doing this for anniversaries too!

Hoyby Crafts said...

This is so beautiful! I can't wait to show this to my aunt, whose daughter is getting married in June and would love this! Stopping by from Hoyby Crafts courtesy of the Skip to My Lou blog party!

Carla said...

Great idea! I have a daughter getting married this year and need to make her this!

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Toodie said...

Seriously in love with this! It's absolutely beautiful!

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I am happily featuring your wedding date countdown at Tickled Pink Times Two tonight. I can't wait to see you there :)