It’s the most wonderful time of the year! {Christmas Countdown House}

 I told you I was making my Countdown House..and I did! I love so many things about this house, but the biggest is that I made it in 30 minutes and it will last for a few years. (And if it so happens  that something happens to it, I can simply reprint!)


Once you get your prints back from being printed, first,  (1) attach the back part of the countdown (part with activities/scriptures on them) to foam core with spray adhesive. I bought my foam core at Wal-mart  for $1.40. Next, using an exacto knife, cut your house out (2). Take the front of your house and using an exacto knife, cut the windows and door. I made all of mine open bottom to top except windows 6,17, and 10 (open from right to left) (3), taking glue or a glue dot runner glue all around the door and windows and all over the back of the house (4) to get it prepared to stick on top of the activities. Turn it over, line up your corners and stick your house down. Using your fingers go around all the windows, door and the corners really well. Lastly, take a piece of leftover foam core and cut a rectangle. score (5) one side of the top 1/5 of the rectangle. (6) Glue the top part (small rectangle) and line up the bottom of the rectangle with the back of the board. Place the rectangle down and let the glue dry. You now have a stand for your board..and you are finished!

If you want to join me and my family as we make fun memories in December, click HERE to find the Christmas Countdown House!

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Now I want to hear from YOU! Are you doing the Countdown House? Which one?

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9 thoughts on “It’s the most wonderful time of the year! {Christmas Countdown House}

  1. Angel Alligood says:

    Hi Kiki,

    I have finished assembling my family’s CHRISTmas countdown house. We are doing the mixed verses and activities one. I am trying to make sure that I have everything ready and have one question. What is “surprise dollar day”?

    1. admin says:

      Hi Angel, SO exciting..I am going to be showing the Surprise dollar day next week on the blog. Just haven’t had a second to photograph and write it up! Look for it this week.:) thanks.

  2. taylor says:

    So cute!

    I want to see more pictures of your yarn trees! Do you have pictures posted somewhere?!?

    1. admin says:

      thanks, taylor. I will post more this week!:)

  3. Erin says:

    Hi Kiki!
    I just finished making my countdown house. (Yes, I realize I’m 2 days behind already). I was just wondering… What did you use to cut your foam board? I used a craft knife blade thingy and its all jaggedy. Anyway, I look forward to showing it to my son in the morning!

    1. admin says:

      Hi erin, I used an xacto knife. Two quick steps when using one…First. make a cut (slowly) right down your paper side (not all the way through and not in an up and down motion), then go back over it all the way down. this will eliminate the jaggedy edge. it takes practice, but happy you made it..hope your experiences are awesome!:)

  4. Lolly Jane says:

    Love this!! You’re ridiculously talented! Wow! Featured this project! XO

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