25 Days Of Christmas ~ Cute Christmas Countdown Blocks

Happy December Everyone!
I was thinking about Christmas crafts and realized that there are SO many floating around in my (little :) brain…..
Therefore, I decided to post everyday till the BIG day. This is great and will include craft tutes, gift ideas and tutes, tips, ideas for activities (maybe) etc.

I made my own button!!!!

All by myself!!

You can grab one too….

So, here’s day #1
Remember these cute countdown blocks I made for Halloween?…..
25 Days Of Christmas ~ Cute Christmas Countdown Blocks by
Well, of course I had to make some for Christmas!
25 Days Of Christmas ~ Cute Christmas Countdown Blocks by
I made these the same way as the Halloween set, but used the edge inking technique that I used here, except with a much lighter paint (khaki).
We have an advent calendar too, but the kids LOVE changing the numbers each day
25 Days Of Christmas ~ Cute Christmas Countdown Blocks by


It teaches them number recognition!!
I used My Mind’s Eye “Wonderful Winter” paper stack (includes paper from “Be Merry” & “Snowed In”) and chocolate brown for the numbers.
Have fun and stay tuned!
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About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.


  1. A post every day?! Merry Christmas to all of us! That is great.

  2. these cute countdown to christmas blocks… are all over blog land… why don’t i HAVE ONE YET? I need to make one. Yours is so cute, love the white w/ the frosty paper!

  3. Those blocks are so sweet. I love the paper you used.

  4. I love these blocks, so cute. I Just came across your cute blog somehow. Anyway, I recently started a blog hoping to connect with other moms, and gather information and advice. Feel free to check it out, and leave me comments with advice or opinions :)

  5. Love all the ideas! I featured your blocks on my blog today because I thought they were so cute!

  6. These are darling! Thanks for sharing this idea!

  7. Love this! Can I please have it?! Too lazy to make my own!

  8. Adorable! 25 days worth? AWESOME! Great at making your own button too!

  9. Those blocks are great. I made some too, but I like your paper better. Adorable!


  10. Emily,

    What a great job you did on your countdown blocks!

  11. terrific project! I love the paper you used!

  12. Love your new header!!!

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