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Cute Christmas Countdown Calendar

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Looking for a fun craft to get the kids excited for Christmas? Try this cute Christmas countdown calendar!
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Skill Level: Beginner


Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - White Milk Glass
Item #24887
Use Mod Melts to create custom embellishments for crafting projects that can be decorated with craft paint. Each package contains sixteen 10" long mini melts.


Mod Podge ® Mod Melter
Item #24888
The Mod Melter is a unique new shaped tool to use specifically with Mod Molds and Mod Melts. Hold the tool above the molds and fill them with ease! You can also use the Mod Melter as an all-purpose glue gun to make everything from molded embellishments to home décor, paper crafts, and more!


Mod Podge ® Mod Molds - Alphabet
Item #25129
DIY has never been easier or so much fun! Create your own embellishments to paint and attach to projects. Molds are made of durable, easy-to-use silicone.


Mod Podge ® Satin, 8 oz.
Item #CS11272
Mod Podge ® Satin is a quick-drying all-in-one glue sealer and finish for decoupaging on any surface. Dries to a clear satin finish with a subtle sheen. Perfect for home decor projects. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase.


Other Supplies
Countdown calendar box blank
Holiday scrapbook paper
Scalloped circle punch
Foam paintbrush
Heavy-duty glue


  1. Measure the outer edge of the box frame. Trim the paper to fit around the box frame. Next, measure the front and sides of the drawers. Trim the paper to fit the sides and fronts of the drawer. For the front you will need to trace the dip-handle and cut the curve shape.
  2. Using a scalloped punch, punch 25 circle shapes from scrapbook paper.
  3. Working with the papers that fit the outer box frame, apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper, position onto the outer box frame. Smooth the paper with your fingers or a brayer to smooth the paper. Allow to dry for 15 min. Top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge.
  4. Apply the drawer papers to the drawers as described in step 3. Use a punch to make 25 circles. Attach them to the front of the drawers using Mod Podge.
  5. Make a series of Mod Melt numbers (1-25) using the Mod Melter. Heat the Mod Melt stick in the Mod Melter and squeeze into the Mod Mold. Wait seven minutes and pop out. Trim the edges of needed.
  6. Attach the numbers to the center of the circles with heavy-duty glue and a toothpick.

PROJECT TIP: Paper numbers, photos or clipart can be used instead of the Mod Melt numbers to personalize each drawer.

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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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