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

Tools

Materials

  • 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

Instructions

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

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  1. Michelle says

    3 years ago

    Thanks for the great ideas and inspiration! I was going to make my own countdown calendar but my 8th Grade son will be making it for me, using this as his guide–he needs a project to create in his Applied Engineering class. 🙂 Lucky me!

  2. Azirah says

    5 years ago

    U said that if i want to make 433 and below, i need to have 4 cubes right? Then, what number should i write on each of the cube? Im so glad if u help me. Tq!

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      5 years ago

      For 433 and lower just make two sets of the 43 and lower cubes.

      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!

  3. Charla Fraley says

    7 years ago

    what size are the cubes? Love this and would like to make three – one for me (of course) and one for each of my granddaughters.

    • Jessi @ Practically Functional says

      7 years ago

      The blocks are just over an inch wide on all three dimensions. I picked them up in the wood cutouts section of Michael’s and these were the biggest they had. Everything else was about a quarter inch or so, like a small bead.

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