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Countdown Calendar

It's Gia here to share this altered embroidery hoop I made as a wall hanging December Countdown for my family. All month long I hear, "How many days left until Christmas?" and this was a fun way to point them in the right direction so they could see for themselves!

 I used one Giant rhinestone from the Glitz Joyeux Noel collection to mark the big day. Another rhinestone attached to a thumbtack makes a great moveable marker.

The die cuts are from the package of Glitz Hello December Whatnots. I love the non traditional addition of gold-yellow to the Christmas colors in this collection.  I did some stitching here and there, some spritzing with my Dylusions inks to add a pop of Christmas color and spritzed with white to make it look snowy. Living in Hawaii, we see a lot of green all year and what we miss is snow so I have been creating with a lot of whites and neutrals this year!  It's not too late to get this fabulous collection on the Altered Pages website and it's even on sale!

Happy Holidays!!


  1. That is one of the most creative Advents calendars I've seen! Easy and visual, fun doe everyone! THANKS for sharing.

  2. Fabulous idea for a Christmas dec! Love it, Gia!


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