When I was growing up, my family had a Christmas countdown made out of beads. Every day I made sure to move a bead until it was Christmas.
I have looked everywhere for a countdown like the one we had growing up. Sadly, I never found one. So I decided to take matters into my own hands. I made one myself.
Here are the materials you will need to make this Christmas countdown. Everything can be found at a craft or hardware store.
Wood platform from the craft store
Beads. I used two different kinds, red regular craft beads and clear jewelry beads.
Wire. (I used 18-gauge copper wire.) I found this wire at Home Depot. It was small enough to thread jewelry beads but also sturdy enough to hold its shape.
Christmas buttons. (I used Christmas light shapes, which I found at Michaels.)
Centerpiece. I searched and searched for the perfect piece. I finally found the Christmas tree at Hobby Lobby. You could use anything you want, like ornaments, small figurines, a snow globe, a wrapped Christmas present, a picture frame, etc.