How To Make A Disney Countdown Clock (+ cut file!)

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!

Make a disney countdown clock cut files available

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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)

Supplies for making your own disney countdown clock


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.

Paint wooden blocks to make your own disney countdown clock

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.

Transfer vinyl to your disney countdown clock with washi tape

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.

Add vinyl to blocks to make a disney countdown clock

Both the numbers and the word “Disney” are in the Disney font, and I love it!

Disney countdown clock number blocks

You can download the Disney font here; the Days Until font is called Minya Nouvelle, and you can download it here.

Once the vinyl is on your blocks, stack them up, flip the numbers to the right amount of days, and you’re done!

Make your own disney countdown clock with these cut files

Make a disney countdown clock cut files available

What do you use to count down to Christmas, birthdays, or other occasions?

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Angela says

    8 years ago

    Ah, that must have been before I started following you:) Congrats!

  2. Ash @ HumberHomeProject says

    8 years ago

    this is ADORABLE!
    I’m also insanely jealous of your Disney trip. I’m a true Disney freak and go every chance I get. We actually got engaged in Disney World, right in front of Cinderella Castle!!

    If you want some fun tips, visit – it’s a message board site with information and first hand accounts/tips about every little detail you could want to know! I definitely spend ALL my free time there when I’m planning a trip – or even when I just wish I were planning one 😉

  3. Mindy Horner says

    8 years ago

    I do have some tips for you! I was immediately drawn to your link in the blog hop because I own Once Upon a Vacation and specialize in Disney vacations. 🙂 For some tips for your trip please feel free to check out my blog at or my Disney podcast at (we are on facebook too). Have a fabulous time and holler at me before you plan again. I’d be happy to take care of you and spoil you a little. 🙂


  4. Audrey says

    8 years ago

    That is so cute!!!! I want it, even though I’m not going to Disney anything! Awesome Jess, not only the execution, but the concept of feeding your excitement about an upcoming event. Good one.

  5. Christina @ Floridays Mom says

    8 years ago

    How adorable! I just love those blocks and I love how you let us know how many we need for so many days of counting down, etc. I am so excited for you. Living in Orlando, we get our good share of the mouse and its still just as exciting to go. We try to limit how often we take our little guy so it never looses its luster! What a fun way to count down to a special day!

  6. Crystal says

    8 years ago

    This is so fun!! Great way to countdown to Disney!!

  7. Brenda says

    8 years ago

    L O V E your countdown to DISNEY!!! Incredibly cute! 🙂 SO EXCITED for you! As a Disney fanatic, I start each week on my blog ( with “Magical Monday”, where I share all things Mickey and Magical!! Would love to have you visit sometime. You may find some crafts and recipes that you’d enjoy as you anticipate your first trip to the World! 🙂 Happy trip planning!! Enjoyed your fabulous project! ;*)

  8. Katie says

    8 years ago

    Ok, that is cool, and I’m totally inspired to make some for holidays for T-Rex.

    But with your number arrangement, I guess you just use one block when you’re down to single digits, not 07? I was trying forever to figure out how you could make 07 and 08 work before I realized you probably just switch to using one block, ha.

    Also: Disney!!! Yay! World or Land?

    • Jessi @ Practically Functional says

      8 years ago

      Lol, yes, just one block when you get to single digits. 🙂 And we’re going to Disney World! For 8 days! I’m super excited!

    • troy says

      6 years ago

      This can be done. The number layout is as follows
      0 1 2 3 4 5
      0 1 2 6 (invert for 9) 7 8

      I like the look better with a 0 in front of single digits.

      • Ireneia says

        5 years ago

        But then you’re missing numbers if you’re only using two blocks, in the thirties.

        • Jessi Wohlwend says

          5 years ago

          I think you can make all of them with two blocks! “To count down from 43 or lower: You only need two cubes to count down from 43, but you have to be careful. You need to use a font for your numbers where the 6 can be turned upside down and serve as a 9, and you have to put specific numbers on each cube. If you put 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 on one cube, and 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, and 0 on the other, you’ll be able to make every number from 43 to 1 without any problems!”

          So 30, 31, 32, and 33 would be 3 on the 1st block, 0 through 3 on the second. 34 to 36 would 3 on the second block and 4, 5, and 6 on the first block. 37 and 38 would be 3 on the first block and 7 and 8 on the second block. 39 would be 3 on the second block and 6 on the first block flipped upside down to be a 9.

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