December 10, 2012

Outdoor Countdown to Christmas

Remember our DIY Vertical Wall Planter from this past summer? Well, we temporarily added a few more planters for the winter and it’s gone from exhibit one to exhibit two :)

Outdoor Countdown to Christmas via Cape27Blog.com

It’s officially our countdown to Christmas calendar!

Outdoor Countdown to Christmas via Cape27Blog.com

We used a few more of the same 80 cent galvanized planters from Ikea and a $5 bag of fake snow from Michaels to fill them. The ornaments came from Target’s dollar section. I think I ended up grabbing four packs of them.

Outdoor Countdown to Christmas via Cape27Blog.com

 I used the same circle punch from Lizzy’s crib mobile project to cut out the black circles. It was a heavy cardstock that I already had on hand and I just used chalk for the numbers and some double-side tape to attach them!

Outdoor Countdown to Christmas via Cape27Blog.com

 The ornaments themselves are also labeled with stick-on numbers I picked up at Staples. Super easy and adorable!

Outdoor Countdown to Christmas via Cape27Blog.com

Every morning when we wake up (or whenever we finally work up the courage to face the cold outside) we pop the ornament of the day on the mini tree outside. I found this little guy at Home Depot for under $20! We threw on some white lights and placed him in the planter that we keep on the front porch anyway.

Outdoor Countdown to Christmas via Cape27Blog.com

And since we’re a few days behind on sharing, here’s an updated pic!

Outdoor Countdown to Christmas via Cape27Blog.com

It’s going to be a pretty full house once day 25 comes around, but I’m thinking that’ll just add to the cuteness of it all.

Outdoor Countdown to Christmas via Cape27Blog.com

So, what kind of Christmas projects are you guys working on? Any fun countdowns/ advent calendars? I’d love to see everyone else’s spin on it! 

PS – It’s officially Christmas week here at the blog! We’ll be sharing all of our holiday decorating throughout the remainder of this week and I’m SUPER excited about it!! We don’t usually share a whole lot in blog world for holidays of any kind, but I’ve been dying to change that and the time has finally come! Check back for some really fun stuff coming up!

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10 thoughts on “Outdoor Countdown to Christmas

    1. Jessie R. Post author

      Thanks! We’ve been considering a Christmas list post, but we may be running out of time haha! Here’s hoping we can get it together :)

      Jessie

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  1. kerry

    your so cleaver! thanks to YHL for showing me your blog, look forward to seeing what else you have planned. Oh, and i have the hubster making me a ruler/growth chart this weekend 😉

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  2. Alana

    Love this – wish I would have seen it earlier. I actually created my own planter, I loved your idea so much. Was wondering what you would put in them for the holidays. Great idea, I’ll have to do this next year.

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