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Glass Mounted Christmas Countdown

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With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start counting down to Christmas!

Upcycled door Christmas countdown.

Glass Mounted Christmas Countdown

Every year we like to create something that we can use to countdown to Christmas. One year we made a beautiful Wall Mounted Advent Calendar that we still treasure to this day and last year we made a super cool Outdoor Christmas Countdown Marquee Sign!

I have so many Christmas Countdowns that I have started a DIY Christmas Countdown Collection.

Of course this year is no exception!

We made a really fun Glass Mounted Christmas Countdown on a decorative door that we picked up from a friend that was renovating their home a few years ago! Goodness, do I ever love it too! This will be a staple in our holiday decorating each year. I especially love that my friends at Scotch® Brand helped me create it!

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Glass Mounted Christmas Countdown. This wood slice Christmas Countdown can be used year after year. A beautiful way to countdown to Christmas. A fun DIY Christmas Countdown project!
Glass Mounted Christmas Countdown. This wood slice Christmas Countdown can be used year after year. A beautiful way to countdown to Christmas. A fun DIY Christmas Countdown project!

Glass Mounted Christmas Countdown

Supplies:

How to make a Glass Mounted Christmas Countdown

Instructions:

Step 1: Using a scalloped circle punch, I made 25 scalloped circles with red glitter card-stock and 25 scalloped circles with the striped beige/gold card-stock.

Then, I used my cutting machine to cut 25 Xs out of the red glitter card-stock.

Craft punch scalloped circles and x

Step 2: Next up, I used Scotch® Tacky Glue to glue one set of chipboard numbers (1 to 25) onto the red glitter scalloped circles and the other set of chipboard numbers (1 to 25) onto the striped beige/gold scalloped circles.

How to attach numbers to scalloped circles

Step 3: I applied Scotch® Tacky Glue onto the back of the Xs and attached them to the center of the numbers on the striped beige/gold scalloped circles.

How to attach Xs to scalloped circles

Transforming wood slices into a Christmas Countdown

Wood Slice Christmas Countdown

Step 4: Time to trim down the Scotch® Multi-Purpose Fasteners 7/8 in x 7/8 in. I used my scissors to cut each square fastener into four. I cut them until I had 50 small squares.

How to cut Scotch Multi-Purpose Fasteners into smaller pieces

Step 5: I removed the liners from the Scotch® Multi-Purpose Fasteners I had just cut and attached them onto the center of the wood slices, making sure the hook side of the fasteners were attached to the wood slices.

Then, I removed the liners from the exposed fasteners (the loop side!) and attached the red glitter scalloped circles over them.

How to make removable numbers and Xs for a Christmas Countdown

Step 6: I separated the 25 remaining fasteners, discarding the hook sides. I did not need the hook sides as they were already attached to the wood slices.

I removed the liners from the loop sided fasteners and attached them onto the back of the striped beige/gold scalloped circles.

How to use Scotch Multi-Purpose Fasteners
How to apply Scotch Multi-Purpose Fasteners

Attaching greenery to add a beautiful touch to a Christmas Countdown

Attaching greenery to add a beautiful touch to a Christmas Countdown

Step 7: I used my scissors to cut my greenery into small pieces.

How to cut greenery

Step 8: I applied small pieces of Scotch® Clear Mounting Tape to the top edges of the wood slices (a little off center).

I removed the liners and attached the greenery.

I created a pattern with the greenery: greenery downwards – greenery with berries downwards – greenery upwards – greenery with berries upwards – etc… and the last one (#25) was a combination of both greeneries.

How to decorate with greenery

Step 9: I proceeded by applying Scotch® Clear Mounting Tape onto the back of the wood slices.

I recommend using this product on decorative glass or a window that you will use each year—it is permanent and can leave residue behind upon removal.

Wood Slice Christmas Calendar DIY

Step 10: I used Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape to mark off the corners of the location I wanted to place the wood slices. This helped me make sure that everything was well-centered.

How to make sure a project is centered on a surface

Step 11: I cleaned the glass on my decorative door.

Then I removed the liners from the back of the wood slices and attached them onto the glass of my decorative door.

I started by attaching the ones on each corner and then one side. Using the wood slices I had attached already as a guide, I attached the remaining wood slices.

How attach wood slices onto a glass surface. DIY Christmas Calendar

Step 12: Now the really neat part: as you countdown to Christmas, remove the red glitter scalloped circles and replace them with the striped beige/gold scalloped circles that have the Xs on them!

How to make a Christmas Countdown with interchangeable numbers

Glass Mounted Christmas Countdown

Glass Mounted Christmas Countdown. This wood slice Christmas Countdown can be used year after year. A beautiful way to countdown to Christmas. A fun DIY Christmas Countdown project!
DIY Christmas Calendar that you'll treasure for many years to come.
DIY Glass Mounted Wood Slice Christmas Countdown
Glass Mounted Christmas Calendar
Glass Mounted Christmas Countdown. This wood slice Christmas Countdown can be used year after year. A beautiful way to countdown to Christmas. A fun DIY Christmas Countdown project! #diychristmas #christmascountdown #christmasdecor #daysuntilchristmas
A door upcycled into a Christmas countdown.

What do you think of my Glass Mounted Christmas Countdown? Isn’t it pretty?

I absolutely love it! I don’t think it could have turned out any better.

Don’t you love it when something you were imagining and created turns out just as beautiful as you had imagined?!

If ever you want to make one for yourself, but you do not have a decorative door, you can also do it on an old window and hang it on a wall or even in front of a another window!

Do you have a Christmas Countdown that your family uses to countdown to Christmas? Is it something you made?

Have yourself a FABULOUS day!

Christine

Disclosure: A big THANK YOU to Scotch® Brand for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions in this post are 100% my own.

Keri Houchin

Tuesday 24th of October 2017

How pretty! I love that it could be reused each year too.

Christine @ theDIYdreamer

Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Me too!!! I can't wait to take it out! Only a few more weeks.... hehe

Pamela-FromMyFrontPorchToYours

Tuesday 20th of December 2016

Christine what great holiday DIY!

Kelly Elko

Thursday 15th of December 2016

I love Advent calendars and this is such a fun way to count down the days!

Jennifer Rizzo

Thursday 15th of December 2016

Such a super cure idea! I love the door!!!

Diana | Dreams Factory

Monday 12th of December 2016

This is so creative, love it! Happy holidays, Diana

Christine Cook

Monday 12th of December 2016

Thanks so much Diana!! It was so fun to make!

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