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Christmas Countdown DIY

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.

  1. Wood platform from the craft store
  2. Beads. I used two different kinds, red regular craft beads and clear jewelry beads.
  3. 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.
  4. Christmas buttons. (I used Christmas light shapes, which I found at Michaels.)
  5. 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.
  6. Thread. (I used gold.)

All of these materials create this unique countdown. You can save it and use it every year. Learn how to create the beautiful Christmas countdown craft for your home this Christmas. The full tutorial is on the blog: http://www.heatherhessathome.com/2014/11/diy-christmas-countdown-tutoria...

Happy Holidays!

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