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Old 02-19-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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Post your count downs please!

I am going to be making a count down for our wdw vacation pretty soon and I am looking for some inspiration...so please post your count downs here!
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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A few years ago, I went to the local Home Depot and grabbed a whole bunch of the Mickey paint chips (in all different colors). When I got home, I numbered them and now I use them each year as my count down. And, when I get down to 60 days, I do a weekly Disney Dance. Then, when I get down to 30 days, I do a daily Disney Dance. My grands think I am totally nuts...but they always join in the Disney Dances.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:09 AM   #3
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I've seen paint chip ones, but I'm not comfortable stealing them from the store...so, I used a punch I bought and punched out Mickey ones. I happened to have a pocket chart (I'm a teacher) I wasn't using, but I see them at Target a couple of times per year also. I let the kids flip over a card that says we're going..

My friend does a chain ring and lets the girls pull a link off...apparently she made it Mickey colors the first time (red, yellow, blue) and then the next time she made it actually look like Mickeys.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:10 AM   #4
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I've seen paint chip ones, but I'm not comfortable stealing them from the store...so, I used a punch I bought and punched out Mickey ones. I happened to have a pocket chart (I'm a teacher) I wasn't using, but I see them at Target a couple of times per year also. I let the kids flip over a card that says we're going..

My friend does a chain ring and lets the girls pull a link off...apparently she made it Mickey colors the first time (red, yellow, blue) and then the next time she made it actually look like Mickeys.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:08 AM   #5
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I didn't realize that taking something that was there to be taken for free was considered stealing.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:12 AM   #6
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I ended up drawing out a calendar of sorts with the numbers counting down, I bought the mickey head punch and I am going to punch out paper so my dd can cover a space each day (I have some MH paint chips from last year but I figure I will use the punch for scrapbooking anyway, so it was a good purchase for me) and I got her tons of stickers to decorate the border of the calendar. I did it all on a piece of posterboard.
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:04 PM   #7
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I used wooden blocks that I got at AC Moore. I decoupaged squares of disney themed paper to each side, then added numbers, and mickey heads on some since I didn't use all of the sides for numbers. I used 4 blocks to make sure I could get all the number combos I need...

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Old 03-31-2012, 06:43 PM   #8
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The blocks are cute idea.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:14 PM   #9
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The blocks are adorable!
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LOVE the blocks! Very cute and creative.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:42 AM   #11
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In 2010 when I was overflowing with excitement about an upcoming trip to Disney, I made this countdown (here's a blog post about it).




I used a Mickey head punch on some red and black cardstock I had sitting around. The fist few ones were all red until I realized I just wanted to do the 5s and 0s in red. It helped get a sense of the days visually. I used my favorite white pen to write the numbers and put a ring binder through holes I punched. I hung it on the fridge and my DD and I pulled off a head a day until there were none!


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Old 05-09-2012, 01:19 PM   #12
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I created this one today.. thanks to this wonderful blog my DD found on Pinterest..
http://www.mamaofalltrades.com/2012/...rial-shes.html

Here is my countdown wreath:



When our 30 day window starts in just a few more days, we will all take turns turning the numbers over to the black side to countdown to departure!!!
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:12 AM   #13
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I created this one today.. thanks to this wonderful blog my DD found on Pinterest..
http://www.mamaofalltrades.com/2012/...rial-shes.html

Here is my countdown wreath:



When our 30 day window starts in just a few more days, we will all take turns turning the numbers over to the black side to countdown to departure!!!
That is really cute!
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In 2010 when I was overflowing with excitement about an upcoming trip to Disney, I made this countdown (here's a blog post about it).




I used a Mickey head punch on some red and black cardstock I had sitting around. The fist few ones were all red until I realized I just wanted to do the 5s and 0s in red. It helped get a sense of the days visually. I used my favorite white pen to write the numbers and put a ring binder through holes I punched. I hung it on the fridge and my DD and I pulled off a head a day until there were none!

Oh wow, that is a great idea too! I'm keeping these in mind for next year! lol
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:50 AM   #15
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Oh wow, that is a great idea too! I'm keeping these in mind for next year! lol
Thanks! We're 185 days away from our next trip, so it's a little too early to get started, but I'm trying to think of a different one for this trip.
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