Sunday, 6 September 2009

Where Can I Get…….?

Ideas wanted please ………
I have just bought some really cute Giselle Graham chalkboards (10 x 7 cms) from e-bay, that I want to turn into Mini Advent Christmas Countdown Boards
I am going to write “ …..days to Christmas” on them with white Posca pen and attach either a piece of chalk or a chalk pencil on a string,  so that children can  fill in the days left till Christmas.
But now I am stuck as to what to use to embellish them (probably in the right hand bottom corner, and across top and bottom).
If it is to last for more than one year, I think wooden embellishments are the best idea – and I like the idea of snowmen or a Father Christmas.
Any ideas where I might get something suitable?  I like the  America folksy art/cutesy style, and I guess I am looking for something about 4 cm tall, but at the moment I don’t have a clue where to look.


misteejay said...

How about using shrink plastic?

There are some lovely (quite large) Christmas stamps about at the moment which when stamped onto the SP can be coloured in lots of different ways so that you have variety.

Toni :o)

Ali M said...

I was on the look out for these last year but missed getting them in time!thanks for reminding me..
What about adding some Christmad buttons ??
Ali have a great blog..full of lovely dreations!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Actually, as the season approaches I think you'll find flat back wooden stuff appearing as embellishments in regular craft shops..meanwhile if you want to paint your own, how about blank shapes from Early Leanrning Centre be warned, if you don't already know, Etsy is more addictive than Ebay!!