Julie, you guessed right...it's a countdown calendar! We are planning a trip to Disneyland next month and I thought it would be fun for Lauren to countdown by putting a Mickey on the calendar every day until we leave. I thought this might help build some excitement for the trip and help teach her the concept of time, which at this age she has no concept of whatsoever.
This project turned out to be more time consuming than I thought with cutting out all the little numbers and letters, but I figure we’ll get quite a few years of use out of it and I’ll pass it down to Lauren to share with her kids someday.
The finished calendar measures about 31” x 22” and each little pocket is a 2.5” square. The pocket at the bottom of the calendar stores all the Mickey heads when not in use.
The Mickey heads are cut from glitter felt so they stand out nicely and I sized the pockets so Mickey’s ears would stick out.
The squares and the jumbo rick rack border are machine sewed and the letters and numbers are glued on with Aleene’s Super Fabric textile adhesive. Love this stuff. Easier and faster to use than a glue gun and it’s a super permanent bond on fabric, especially felt. Of course, it takes longer to dry than a glue gun, but that wasn’t a problem for this project.
All in all, I’m very happy with the finished calendar and I’m looking forward to Lauren having fun with it.
I'm linking up at the Sugar Bee for Take a Look Tuesday...
Lauren and her bunny, Hoppy, were casualties one night as I spent a little too much time working on my project.