I got to thinking a little bit and decided it would be fun to use the little clothespins I bought at a craft store years ago. One thing led to another and I ended up making a countdown that can be reconfigured and reused for a variety of purposes.
|all of my materials except the scotch tape for wrapping the box|
Since all of the little cards are just clothespinned on rather than glued down, it will be easy to reuse this countdown. I'm so pleased with how it turned out I think I might just make one in Christmas colors for an advent calendar this year.
UPDATE: I'd recommend a little bit of tape on the back to keep the string in place as you use it, the strings have been sliding down a bit for me.