Hello everyone! I’m super excited to be sending out one last fun project for you before we say goodbye to 2020. Today I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog sharing a countdown banner that I made for my family to keep us busy and having fun tonight.
My daughter and I had a blast decorating the area above our fireplace with this sweet banner and some fun bling. Here is a closer look at the banner in sections and how I created it.
I used a punch board to create some envelopes from patterned paper and then cut some scalloped and regular circles from silver and white cardstock and adhered them together. I wrote times on each circle and adhered them to the flap of each envelope.
Then I stamped and colored critters from Punny Farm Pigs, Punny Farm Goats and Oh, Nuts! with my copic markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut everything out and used liquid glue to adhere the party hats on everyone. I used foam squares to attach all the critters on the envelopes.
I found some adhesive backed mini velcro dots at the fabric store which I use to keep the flaps on the envelopes closed but reusable so we can keep this cute banner and use it year after year. I’ve done these for Christmas advent calendars and Valentine countdown calendars in the past and loved how well it worked.
Inside each envelope we’ve got a piece of cardstock with an activity to do that hour. Some ideas we thought of were: put a puzzle together as a family, game time, art activity like painting, hot cocoa or popcorn bar (have a line of toppings or add-ins ready for everyone to make their own yummy creation), minute-to-win-it games and saran wrap ball.
What activities do you and your family do on New Year’s Eve night? I’d love to add to our collection of ideas for years to come.
I appreciate your time, love and support this year and look forward to the adventures that 2021 will bring us all. Have a fabulous day!