DIY Countdown to Christmas Refrigerator Style AND GIVE-A-WAY


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Good Morning and Happy Monday!  I know we are all so very excited to start another week… and be another week closer to Christmas!  Today we bring you an extra special post, another wonderful compilation from our Silhouette Challenge Group, YAY, so check our other blog buddies and check out their very talented projects too!  ALSO, we have an awesome give-a-way for you to participate in, too… for a $155 Amazon Gift Card!  Double YAY!

So… I went out on a limb and bought some printable magnet sheets.  I have seen so many cute projects made with them and just had to join the party.  One of the ideas I’ve seen while browsing Pinterest is a perpetual calendar.  Unfortunately, that won’t work at my house, lol.  We have a rather large calendar so that my husband and I can scribble all over it all month long (it’s the only way we can remember where we’re supposed to be!).  So, I decided to attempt this Countdown to Christmas calendar for my grandchildren to enjoy when they come to visit.  I love the fact that I can place it on the lower half of the door, right at their eye level since they are small.  With them, it’s not about getting a treat everyday because they get tons of treats here…  it is Granny’s house after all!  They get a bigger kick out of playing with the magnets and rearranging all of them so I can straighten them back up every night.  What else does a Granny have to do anyway?

Getting back to the project, I love how it turned out.  It has to be the easiest and quickest project I’ve ever made.  Being the lucky woman I am, I made this one using my Silhouette cutting machine, but you really can do this without one.  The only supplies you HAVE to have are the magnet sheets, a printer, and a pair of scissors.  I  used some clipart I already had on my computer, uploading each design to my library in the Silhouette Studio, filled each shape with the color of my choice, printed them onto the magnet sheet, and cut them out with my Silhouette.  It really was just that easy.  If you don’t have a silhouette, you can just choose or download some clipart of your choice, print them on the magnet paper and cut them out by hand.  Here’s the finished product…

Photo 2 (2)I did create a few extra magnets to be swapped out with the numbers when special events arise.  They’re just a few fun activities that would be so much fun to add to the calendar.  Okay, okay, then I cut a few more shapes, like the peppermint and the reindeer because it was just so darn cute and fun.  In fact, I’ve had so much fun with this project, I’m thinking of doing it for every month!

Photo 2 (4)Photo 1 (7)

Here’s a list of the files I used in case you might want to use them on a project of your own.

Silhouette Online Store:  Advent numbers, Reindeer, Stocking and Christmas tree sentiment Santa, December and Peppermint

Can you think of all the other fun holiday months that we could use this for… Valentine’s Day!  St. Patrick’s Day!  Forth of July!  I love me some holidays, any reason to celebrate!  You can even make custom magnets for your family birthdays!  How cute!

Ready to check out more Silhouette projects?  My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of inspiration!


2013 Snowman Christmas Card by Please Excuse My Craftermath…

Christmas Hoop Art by Lil’ Mrs. Tori

Silhouette Nativity Advent Candle Box by One Tough Mother

Christmas Party Photo Booth Props by unOriginal Mom

Another Stenciled Tea Towel by Cutesy Crafts

Silhouette Gift Tags by Rain on a Tin Roof

Snowflake Pin / Ornament by Coley’s Corner

State Sign Couple Gift by It Happens in a Blink

Mason Jar Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie

Merry Christmas Wall Decor by One Artsy Mama

Deer Head Holiday Banner…featuring Santa’s Reindeer by The Thinking Closet

Restore your UGGS (with PAINT) by From Wine to Whine

Monogrammed Snowflake Ornaments by Architecture of a Mom

Christmas Countdown Sign by The Girl Creative

Elf Chalk Sign: “The Best Way to Spread Christmas” by Weekend Craft

Glittery Christmas Subway Art by The Turquoise Home

Sketch Pen Labels by Sowdering About in Seattle

Snowflake NOEL Sign by My Favorite Finds

DIY Holiday Hostess Gift by Everyday Paper

Folding Nativity Backdrop by Chicken Scratch NY

Recycled Glass Jar Advent Calendar by Nearly Handmade

Reindeer Card: Double-Sided Print & Cut by GetSilvered

Personalized Block Ornament by Suburble

Paper Medallion Christmas Tree by Create & Babble

Mini Mid-Century Homes by Tried & True

Glitter and Vinyl Minecraft Christmas Ornament by A Tossed Salad Life

DIY Countdown to Christmas Refrigerator Style by My Paper Craze

Reversible Recipe Holder/Block Frame by The Sensory Emporium

DIY: Lettered Christmas Pillows by The House on Hillbrook

Simply Charming Christmas Ornaments by Life After Laundry

No Glitter was Worn by GiveMeAPaintbrush

Make Easy Ornaments from Paper Circles by Bringing Creativity to Life

Cutting Machine Embroidery Applique by Terri Johnson Creates

“Believe” Christmas Banner by Daily Dwelling

DIY Christmas Nativity Card by Pitter and Glink


Do you have a Silhouette machine?  Looking for Silhouette inspiration, support, trouble-shooting? Interested in joining us for our group posting event next month? Then, we’d love to have you join our Silhouette Challenge Facebook group. To join, simply fill out the new member request form, and Lauren from The Thinking Closet will get you squared away.

And now the part everyone has been waiting for… the $155 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!


Here are some important facts to know…

Giveaway runs from Monday, December 9th – Monday, December 16th at 11:59p eastern.

  • Giveaway is open to anyone 18 years of age and older, and this is an international-friendly giveaway!
  • 31 different bloggers from our Silhouette Challenge FB Group made this giveaway possible, which means…
  • There are 31 different potential entries per person!  That’s a lot of potential winning power.
  • Giveaway prize = an Amazon Gift Card for $155 toward a Silhouette machine or supplies on their wish list…but in truth, can be spent on anything the winner’s heart desires!  Bonus.
  • The winner will be contacted by Lauren from The Thinking Closet by email and will have 48 hours to respond; so, everyone should watch their spam folders.

So… without further delay, just click here to enter the give-a-way!  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Once again, thank you for joining us today and we sure hope you find some crafty inspiration for your holiday projects!

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Give Me the Goods #38

Silhouette Challenges #8

Silhouette Weekly Shape Challenge

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16 thoughts on “DIY Countdown to Christmas Refrigerator Style AND GIVE-A-WAY

  1. Kristy gd December 9, 2013 at 5:51 pm Reply

    I love this idea! I’ve been wanting to try the printable magnets, but haven’t really found anything that strikes my fancy. This would make a great gift for my friends with children though!

    • mypapercraze December 10, 2013 at 2:27 am Reply

      Thanks Kristy. With 4 grandchildren, I need alot of magnets for pics and artwork. lol I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  2. Pam- GetSilvered December 9, 2013 at 11:18 pm Reply

    This is such a great idea to make the advent calendar from magnets. What fun!

    • mypapercraze December 10, 2013 at 2:28 am Reply

      Thanks Pam. The kids are really enjoying it. I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  3. Bev December 10, 2013 at 1:25 am Reply

    WHat a great way to include the Grand babies in such a thrilling time of year! I Love these! And that you had so much fun with it too! I can see the littles mixing it all up now…memories to cherish forever!

    • mypapercraze December 10, 2013 at 2:30 am Reply

      Thanks Bev. You can’t even see my refrigerator for all the pics and artwork so a few more didn’t matter. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  4. Nana December 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm Reply

    What a beautiful and creative advent calendar. Thanks for linking up over at Silhouette Challenges

    Have a creative day.
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    • mypapercraze December 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. It’s a lot of fun sharing projects in your challenges.

  5. Kirsten Thompson (One Tough Mother) December 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm Reply

    Really cute countdown! Great idea to make it magnetized for the fridge. đŸ™‚

    • mypapercraze December 11, 2013 at 7:37 pm Reply

      Thanks, Kirsten. I love all the cute projects we get to make this time of year.

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  7. Lee-Ann December 12, 2013 at 2:23 am Reply

    Super cute countdown! Thanks for playing along with us at Silhouette Challenges!!

  8. Valerie Lafond-Favieres December 14, 2013 at 9:17 pm Reply

    Very cool calendar! I made a perpetual calendar for my very first Silhouette Challenge back in July.

    • mypapercraze December 15, 2013 at 1:36 am Reply

      Thanks you Valerie. I actually got the idea from seeing a perpetual calendar out of magnets. Thanks for taking time to comment.

  9. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet December 15, 2013 at 3:21 am Reply

    SUCH fun to use this calendar for a Christmas countdown with the grandkids! I have no doubt that you’re one of the coolest g’mas EVER, Glenna. I’m sure you spoil those kids rotten! And inspire them with your crafty creations. (You’ve inspired ME to use the printable magnet paper I have on hand but have yet to try.)

    Thanks to you and Becky for participating in our special December Challenge & Giveaway! You helped make it a huge success!

    • mypapercraze December 16, 2013 at 2:10 am Reply

      Thanks Lauren. I was really surprised how easy that magnet paper cut. Have a great day!

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