Saturday, March 5, 2011

Silhouette Saturday: Countdown blocks

I love counting down things. I secretly counted down the days to my birthday :). So I wanted to make some blocks so the kids could help me count down. We just finished counting down to my son's birthday (yesterday) and now we are going to count down to the end of tax season!

These are easy to make, just cut up a 4x4 into blocks, paint and then add some vinyl. I then cut a 2x4 to put it onto. One block needs numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and the other one needs 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 0. The 6 will be both 6 and 9. You can count down from 43 this way.

If you would like to count down from 100, you will need a third block with the numbers 0, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8

I used my Silhouette to cut the numbers and words. And then I used my brown expression vinyl.

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Lauren @ YoungNester said...

What a great idea! Perfect for any countown to holidays or birthdays :)

Chelsea said...

Do you happen to know how to make a three+ block count down? I would like to count down from 100. Any ideas?

Kaysi said...

Hi Chelsea,

Yes I figured out a way to count down from 100. The third block needs to hav 6, 7, 8, 0, and 5


Ariana said...

How about if I want to countdown from 232? I want to make these as an engagement gift for a wedding

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

Maybe put a 2, 6, 7, 8, 0 and 5 on the third block? I'll have to think it through