Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Countdown House

I've been making a Christmas Countdown craft for the last 3 years and decided to make this my tradition. Here's is my 2011 Christmas Countdown featuring Glue Dots adhesive.

Create your own Christmas countdown calendar!


  • 1" Glue lines
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Micro Glue Dots
  • wood model bird house kit
  • Christmas countdown patterned paper with numbers (I used Imaginisce Cottage Christmas)
  • other Christmas papers
  • Acrylic paint (I used light blue)
  • Border punch, for trim
  • small metal L-shaped screw hook
  • Cardboard for backing and flag stick
  • Letter stickers


  • Trace the different parts of the birdhouse (walls and roof) onto the backs of desired patterned papers, cut out and adhere with Mini Glue Dots.
  • Paint other wooden parts in desired color
  • Drill a small hole at the top of one of the roofs and insert metal hook.
  • Assemble the birdhouse using the Glue Dots lines to connect the edges.
  • Optional: Punch trim from patterned paper and adhere around the roof.


  • Take the Christmas Countdown paper and cut out all the numbers. If desired, adhere to cardboard to make them sturdier. 
  • You may also ink the edges.
  • Punch a small hole at the top of each number.


  • Cut out a 1/4" wide x 4" long piece of cardboard for the stick.
  • Cut out a 2"x3" piece of patterned paper for the flag.
  • Adhere letter stickers for title.
  • Assemble flag and adhere the roof piece with the hook.
I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am SO going to do this, Ria! Too, too adorable ~ thanks for sharing this great tutorial! =)