This year my little Hailey is turning 3 i can't believe it! I thought it would be fun to make her a birthday countdown, and she thought it was a good idea too! I had such a hard time coming up with an idea i liked. And honestly if your going the muffin tin route there is so many different ideas out there to decorate the squares. Let's just say i think this countdown is a tradition in the making!
Since we left the mini muffin tin (in our mad rush out of Idaho)...in the storage unit i opted to use just a regular muffin tin and do the countdown go for 2 weeks before her birthday, i know your wondering there's only 12 spaces! Yes there is, so i bought her 2 smaller gifts that I'll wrap and let her open either 2 days before her birthday or 2 days before the countdown starts...anyways that doesn't matter....lol
Super simple to make i just bought some birthday scrapbook embellishments - thank you Joann's for the 50% off sale you were having that day i decided to go and purchase this stuff....SCORE!
Ever try a cow tail? my friend Hannah introduced them to me maybe i was 12 or somewhere around that age? we'd always ride our bikes to Fabric land (aka Joann's before they changed the name) and we'd always buy them there because that seemed to be the only place that really sold them. Well ever since then I've been hooked!
Patiently waiting to help - Lovin those big blue eyes!
Next i cut out some white poster board (not pictured) 12 squares to fit right next to each other on the muffin tin, and then used some extra paint chips i had laying around to help decorate those plain white squares.
And this is what i came up with...yes kind of a sad sight...i am in NO WAY talented when it comes to scrap booking stuff and making things look pretty with paper and stickers!
Then the fun part! Finding stuff to put in the muffin tin, i just went to a party store - it was fun!
Next i slapped some magnets on the backs of all those pretty squares so they'd stick to the muffin tin, after doing that i filled the muffin tin with the "surprises" and then placed the squares over it.
I used a picture stand to set the whole thing on.
And there you got it! I seriously can't wait for her to start this countdown she is going to love it!
And like i said earlier there are so many options for decorating the squares, next year maybe it will be a Disney theme...you just never know!