Thursday, November 29, 2007

Cheaper, Cuter, "Funner" CASE

Before you grammar Nazis (you know who you are!) get all up-in-arms about my title... I know. It just had to flow that way.

So, CASE = copy and share everything. You might need to know that for this post.

About a month ago, I was at a local bed, bath and um, faraway place. I saw these chalk boards for counting down the days until Christmas. I liked them so much that I almost bought one. Then I looked at the price at it was $14.99. Um, no. That could be stamp money! So, then I took a picture of them. And said, I'll have to make one myself. How many times have I said that? Well, this time I did!


I prefer the red one for my kids!

First, I had to acquire a chalkboard. Michael's $2.99 (w/o coupon). I already had red paint and foam brushes and a little 5 year-old helper that painted it for me! (FOR FREE!) :) Next, came the stamping part. The chalkboard I found has a much narrower frame so I couldn't use too many images... they just wouldn't fit. I like the way it turned out and more importantly, my son is ready to begin the countdown! It's so fun this year, with all that he is learning, math, reading, etc... WOHOO!

So, what do you think? Do you think we CASED it alright? It certainly is MUCH less expensive (nicer way of saying CHEAPER!).

Leave me a comment here and I'll read it to my son. He's wondering how everyone likes it! :)

ETA: He painted. I stamped (and wrote).

16 comments:

Rachel said...

Your son did an awesome job! And you are going to have so much fun counting down the days!!! :)

Littlekel90 said...

Wow, terrific job, both of you! I love the red. It is painted very well, nicely coated--nice and bright! The snowflakes are very nice, and just a thought--if you really wanted that snowman on there--you could get a wooden one (probabaly at Michael's, as I know our AC Moore carries them) for under a $1, stamp or paint him on there, and glue that "frosty guy" right fast to your frame. *shrug* just a thought. I really love what you did with this frame, though and even without Frosty it is PERFECT! Have fun counting down the days!! :) Merry Christmas!

camille said...

WooHoo! Would you look at that paint job! No runs, no drips, no smudges! What a great paint job he did. He rocks! Just like his mom! Oh, and you did a good job also Geeta. Think I want to make one! Red of course is my favorite color! What a neat way to count down the days especially when you have such a cool kid to help you.

Ms. Michelle A said...

I think that you and number 1 did a great job- I think that I need to try this out!!

Jen said...

Geeta- Your son did a terrific job painting! I love the snowflakes on the chalkboard, and the tall tree!

Donna said...

it's FANTASTIC! I love when we can re-create an idea for less money, it be cuter and much more FUN to do it ourselves. Your son did a great job!! way to go as a team!

Novell said...

Can I borrow your awesome painter?! Fabulous job, he did! This project is so cute!

Rhonda Maynard said...

Geeta!! These are fabulous!! What a perfect way to count down to Christmas!! I've been wanting to do an advent calendar, kinda like what was posted on scs with the little tins, but by the time you buy all the supplies, it's at least $30 for one!! This is a perfect and super cute way to do one inexpensively!! So cute!!

janice said...

Hey...what a clever little guy you are. You did a fantastic job on the paint. I wish you lived at my house. I could use some help with my craftwork! You are going to enjoy counting the days until Christmas. Have fun with it!

Janice
(I may have accidentally sent this message twice)

Nicole said...

This is just lovely! And CASE'ing a holiday project is always best when working with kids! Love this, tell him he's a natural. Great idea. TFS!

jennie said...

I just think this is the cutest thing ever! What a fun project!

vmurrieta said...

very cute and very nice paint job i might add. I love the color and the all the little touches you did to it and so much more cost effective. Yipeeeeeee!!!

jo ann said...

What a great job you and your son did making the countdown to Christmas board! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Rachel Hope said...

WOW WOW...LOVE IT!!! A CASING I shall Go :D

Jennifer Moore said...

Tell him that I like it. He is very talented.

Kris C. from GA said...

Very cute! I think crazystampchick needs one for her countdown to winter break ;)