You finally have a date on a calendar? You FINALLY have your plane ticket? You are excited and want to see every days and hours that separate you from your SO go away? But, how to make the wait feel less heavy? I answer to that : A homemade countdown calendar! It always feel good at the end of the day to scratch a huge X on the calendar. It is a quick and easy way to keep track of how many days you have left, and it feel amazing to see the amount of day decrease. If you are just like, me you like to have multiple calendar everywhere you go (I have one at my office, one in my apartment and on my cellphone), you will like this little craft idea.
Many ways of creating a countdown calendar exists… some ideas here :
- Candy in a jar for each day left – you eat one a day!
- Countdown cellphone app – Try Days left app for androids!
- Normal calendar – Putting an X at the end of each day!
- 2 jars : One for the days left, and one for the passed days. Fill the first with tiny jewels/objects of your choice, and you only need to transfer 1 jewel in the another jar per day!
- Crafting your own countdown! Here’s mine :
Take drawing paper (thicker) and cut it in even square of the size you prefer. Cut the number you need. Reshape those piece of paper as you wish! Heart shape, airplane, geometric ones, multiple shapes, etc…
Get your favorite color pencils, and depending on the amount of time left, choose a color for each 10 days. What I decided exactly is to begin with, black, then grey, and then cold colors (blue, purple) to hot colors (pink, red). The more I get closer to see my SO, the shades turns into a hot one.
Now that you wrote all the number of days left on each piece of paper you need to turn on your creativity portion of your brain! Quotes? Drawings? Plain? Coloring? Things you like about him/her? Photos/scrapbooking? You decide! I choose to write quotes, weeks left, couple anniversaries dates, anything to help me cheer up.
Now we want to put them all together! You can create holes at the top of each piece of paper and tied them up with a lace, or you can create a giant countdown wall in your room with stickers.
You finally have your countdown calendar! You can do what you want with each day that pass by : put it to trash, put an X on it, or simply flip it at the end if you laced them all together!
Hope you liked this little craft idea 🙂 don’t forget to comment and send me photos of your own countdown calendar. Thanks for reading!