Counting The Days
Snap Frames are built to be the perfect seasonal decor with magnetic frames that make it easy to snap new insert designs, layer, and change it up, giving you a variety of ways to use these home decor frames all year long and interchange when you have an itch to do so. From Easter Snap Frames to Christmas Snap Frames (and everything in between), you can keep the fun going all year long! It doesn’t just have to be decoration though! You can make it an interactive calender with just a few alterations. Have a summer vacation you’re looking forward to? Can’t wait to get to Disneyland/Disneyworld? From Holidays to Birthdays, make it that much more exciting by designing your own countdown calendar!
You Will Need...
Step One: Make It Magnetic
In order to make your countdown numbers both interchangeable and able to stick to the Snap Frame, you will have to make both your numbers and Snap Frame magnetic! To do this, you will need your hot glue, number printable, metal washers, and magnets!
The first part of this step is to make the Snap Back itself magnetic so that the numbers will be able to stick to it. Simply hot glue your metal washers to your Snap Back. When buying metal washers, you want to make sure they are actually magnetic so just bring in a magnet and test if it sticks before buying. You can glue your metal washers all over the Snap Back or right where your numbers will be.
Once you know your Snap Back is able to hold a magnet, it’s time to make sure your numbers will stick! You can buy simple circle magnets, Lindsey thinks they work best, and hot glue them to the numbers one by one. Lindsay notes that if you wanted to save the number of magnets you use, you can put a number on either side of your magnet like a sandwich and just flip it when the date changes. Lindsay inks the edges of her numbers before adding a magnet.
Download The Printables
Make a Countdown Calendar for Christmas, Back to school, vacation, and many other occasions using this free printable in combination with a Snap Frame. The first page of this printable is outlined with a banner and the second is blank, allowing you to use whatever Designer Template you want.
Download and print this free printable and create your own countdowns with an interchangeable 30-day tracker to Christmas, Summer, Disney, Birthday, and Vacation (The printable above). You can use the 3×4 Photo Designer Template from the Photo Set to trace and cut these numbers out.
Step Two: Design Your Snap Back
Once everything is magnetic, it’s time to design your Snap Frame Countdown Calendar! Since you have metal washers all over your Snap Back now, it may be hard to design on it, so instead, you can trace and cut out a paper of the same size and design on that! Depending on what you’re counting down to, there are so many ways to go about designing this interactive craft! You can add a picture or just keep it simple and choose some Designer Templates that are perfectly paired with the event your counting down to! Lindsay created four countdown calendars for Summer, Disneyland, Christmas, and her Birthday; each one with a unique design. Let’s take a look!
Countdown To Summer
Countdown To Your Birthday
For this Snap Frame, Lindsay reused some Designer Templates she received in her May 2020 and January 2021 Kiwi Club kit as well as the paper from the September 2019 Kit! As you can see, Kiwi Club is a great way to get exclusive Designer Templates that you can reuse over and over again and paper that may just be perfect for your next project! Want to learn more? Check it out here!