Thursday, February 9, 2012

The William Morris Project: Week 5



I am still in post-party-decompression-and-catch-up-mode around here, and between that, and planning another mini-event for next Saturday, I have not been thinking much about anything useful or beautiful in my home.

I mean, other than the fact that I no longer have 4 overflowing laundry hampers.

That is absolutely gorgeous.

But The William Morris Project looms large in my mind, so I couldn't just not do something.

I finally whipped up a quick craft that I think meets the qualifiers of "useful" and "beautiful" while also satisfying my need to have something to look forward to.

I made a countdown frame!


I gathered supplies that I already had: scrapbook paper, chipboard letters, glue dots, and a frame. I've had all the items stashed away in my craft drawers, just itching to be put to use*. The frame had even been painted to hide the little dings & it was all alone in a corner, begging to be used.  


I was looking for a simple solution, so I just cut a few 12" x 12" pieces of paper in half, used the glue dots to secure them together, then added the letters.  It took me about 15 minutes in all (again, what have I been waiting for??)

And now, we've got a countdown calendar for our important events!


Like.......


Yep, we are taking the plunge and going for a whole week in March.   We'll even be there for Big J's 4th Birthday, and I fully expect his head to pop off from all the awesome.  

*According to The Happiness Project, this is called Aspirational Clutter.  I have A LOT of it. But is it clutter if I'm actually using it??* 

10 comments:

Carrie said...

I spent most of yesterday finishing little projects that had been waiting in the wings for a year or longer. I don't know what took me so long because most of them were things that could be finished in a matter of minutes. {sigh} Anyway, your countdown board looks great and have a wonderful time at Disney World! It's still on my list to get there with the hubby...someday. :-)

pamelotta said...

Great idea! I love how something so small can make such a big difference. I can see something like that being used for all kinds of motivation for my kids! ;)

May said...

I want to come with you! So much fun.

Alice Almighty said...

What a fun project! I think keeping track of upcoming things is essential to getting them done, or being ready for them. {I rarely do this} Thanks for posting!!!

Melissa@Home Baked said...

The calendar is such a cute idea! Have a wonderful trip!

Kelly said...

34 days! That's no time at all. I wouldn't be able to focus on crafting or anything productive with such a trip looming.

Great idea...a good reminder there is always something to look forward to!

Monica said...

What a cute idea! I am sure Disney World will be a blast. I haven't been in more years than I care to say.

SOS mommy said...

Super Sweet Idea! And Disney World ain't so bad either ;) It is good to get something small done, even when there are larger, 'more important' things to be done - just getting one thing done makes all the difference.

Bumblebee and Sophie said...

Great idea, I have to tell my daughter, they are going in a couple of weeks and their 2 year old is already excited.

Jules said...

This is a great idea! I'm going to have to do something similar. Not just to build anticipation, but to remind my procrastinating butt to get a move on. :)