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Are you headed to Disney this summer? Count down the days to the magical adventure with this DIY Disney countdown clock!
Planning a Disney vacation soon? Count down the days until your trip and stay excited with this homemade Disney countdown clock! All you need are a few pieces of wood, some paint, and your Cricut or Silhouette! The cut files are available below!
How To Make A Disney Countdown Clock
- Time spent doing stuff: 30 minutes
- Time spent waiting around: 30 minutes
- Total project time: 1 hour
- 2 to 4 wooden cubes
- scrap wood for the “Days until” and “Disney” blocks
- adhesive vinyl (you can get it online from Cricut or Expressions Vinyl, or you can find it in most craft stores)
You can grab the cut file for this project below!
The first and most important question before you start your project is “How many blocks do I need?” The answer depends on how many days you need to count down. 🙂
To count down from 43 or lower: You only need two cubes to count down from 43, but you have to be careful. The 6 needs to be able to be turned upside down so it can serve as a 9, and you have to put specific numbers on each cube. If you put the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 on the sides of one cube, and the numbers 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, and 0 on the other cube, you’ll be able to make every number from 43 to 1 without any problems!
To count down from 110 or lower: You need three cubes for this, and again, make sure your 6 can be flipped over to serve as a 9. Make the first two cubes as described above, and put the numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 0 on the third cube.
To count down from 443 or lower: This is how I made the Disney countdown clock in the photos, and you need four cubes for this. Make sure your 6 can be flipped over to serve as a 9 again, and just make two sets of the “43 or lower” cubes.
The cut file above provides enough numbers to make up to 4 cubes, and the 9 can be flipped over to be a 6, so that file will give you everything you need to make a Disney countdown clock!
Start by painting your wooden blocks. You can use any colors you want; I made the two large blocks white and the cubes in red, yellow, and blue.
While the paint is drying, use your Cricut or Silhouette to cut out the vinyl words and numbers. (Get the cut file here).
Once the vinyl is cut, weed away the background vinyl and then use washi tape or transfer tape to transfer the vinyl to your painted blocks.
Use the same process to attach the vinyl numbers to the cubes. The cut file is set up with a square around each number, so you can either use the vinyl number, or you can peel the number away and just use the square with a number-shaped hole in it.
Both the numbers and the word “Disney” are in the Disney font, and I love it!
Once the vinyl is on your blocks, stack them up, flip the numbers to the right amount of days, and you’re done!
What do you use to count down to Christmas, birthdays, or other occasions?
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