Monday, December 6, 2010

Printable Christmas Countdown Blocks with Tutorial

As I was reading The Paint Stick Ornament tutorial over at Todays Faboulous Finds I got to thinking. What if you used digital scrapbook paper to make the paint stick ornament? I will be trying that later this week.

What I really wanted to do was make a printable download for the Christmas Countdown Blocks. This would eliminate the need for a Cricut and vinyl. So, here is my version of the Christmas Countdown Blocks in a printable version.


1.5" wooded blocks. I got mine at Michael's for $.99

Modge Podge and/or Glue Gun

Small wooden plaque

Christmas Countdown Blocks Template:

Since I am offering this download for free, I ask that you become a follower of BabsMadeIt if you download/print it. Thanks! This file is for personal use only.

*Print the templates onto white paper with your home printer and then using a copy machine, copy them onto light card stock.
*Or print directly onto light cardstock and spray with a clear acrylic.
Either of these methods will prevent the modge podge from making the ink run. (This applies to ink jet printers only.)
*Cut around each block either with scissors or a paper trimmer.
*Adhere to 1.5 inch blocks with modge podge or glue gun.
*When glue is dry, modge podge over the entire face for durability.
Admire your blocks and start your countdown to Christmas.
* Paper is from Echo Park Paper Co Hybird Collection. It can be downloaded here.

I am relatively new to blogging and sharing files so if something doesn't work or you have a question please leave a comment. I'll do my best to fix it. Happy crafting!


  1. Hi, a new follower here! Love this idea. Thanks for sharing...stop on over sometime...


  2. I would love to print it but your link does not work! I followed you and it still does not work. You did a fantastic job on this.