Thursday, March 3, 2011

Countdown to Spring

Today I need to start with a big shout out to Katie at
Katie's Nesting Spot
for featuring my Clothesline Name Sign!
And to Christina @

for showcasing my Peter Pan mirror!

Here in NJ we are still semi surrounded by big brown piles of old dirty snow.  I can't WAIT for spring.. for two reasons..
1. I love the warmer weather and
2.  The first day of spring is my BIRTHDAY!
 I was super inspired by this Christmas Advent Calendar on Pottery Barn. 
Bucket & Branch Advent Calender

So... I decided to make my own Spring Advent Calendar!

So here is a quck tutorial to make one of your own!
I started with a bucket of buckets that I purchased from Michael's.. they can be found in the wedding or baby shower department as they are favor buckets.  (Don't forget your 50% coupon so it's only $10 instead of $20!)
Next I used an old paper bag and Cricut to cut circles for the letters and shapes to be glued on.
Next I cut all of my letters out of spring colored scrapbook paper and used my Martha Stewart craft punches to make some fun spring shapes!
Then I grabbed my Mod Podge and got busy Mod Podging the numbers and shapes to my circles and then onto the buckets.

Next I tied each bucket with ribbon to my giant sticks that I found with my boys on a walk yesterday!
Once they were all tied then I used some twine to tie them all together.
And Voila! 

My own spring countdown advent calendar!  Hooray .. only 17 days til my birthday and the first day of spring!  I can't WAIT!
I am sharing with
Catch a Glimpse Button
Katie's Nesting Spot

Paper Issues Blog Design




  1. This is adorable! Did you fill them with anything? How fun would it be to plant a seed each day of the countdown?

  2. So cute! Love them! Thanks for linking up!

  3. This is absolutely adorable! I'm counting down to spring right along with you! I would love for you to link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

  4. I love the brown paper bag idea! I'm gonna use that idea (sometime)! Cute craft!

  5. I like it for spring so much better than for Christmas...great idea!

  6. oh my goodness! what a fun idea!!

  7. oh I adore that count down to spring. Such a fantastic springy display. Thanks so much for linking up @ Paper Issues. :)

  8. I love countdowns, what a fun and pretty one!