DIY Countdown to Disney

We are a huge Disney family! Many years ago, my husband and I used to live in Ventura, California. We would make frequent visits to Disneyland each year. He proposed there, we had Mickey and Minnie on top of our wedding cake, and of course, honeymooned there. I think that qualifies us for a Disney family, don’t you? We take a trip there each year with our family and we meet my best friend and her family there. We’ve made so many amazing memories there over the years. Our trip is coming up soon so I wanted to make a new countdown to Disney for the kids.

Supplies that you’ll need are:Disney-supplies

16 X 20 canvas (I had a leftover pallet piece that I had made in the exact same size so that’s what I used. Be creative!)

25 mini clothes pins (I found mine in the Target dollar spot)

glue gun




glue stick

Disney stickers (optional, I found mine at Michaels)

printable (located the bottom of the post)

First, you’ll want to print out the numbers onto card stock  and cut them all out.  Next, lay out all of your clothes pins onto the canvas. I made 5 rows 5 across to make a 25 day countdown. Use your ruler and pencil to mark off where you’ll want to glue the clothes pin. I put the numbers onto the clothes pins to help me know what a good spacing was. Once you’ve marked them all, go ahead and hot glue the clothes pins on.

Disney-rulerYou’ll only want to use a small line of glue on the top portion and press it down. Next we’ll go back to the numbers to work on the other side. I included some Disney jokes if you’d like to print them out, cut and then glue them to the back on each number. Or you can choose to use Disney stickers. My kids asked to do some of each. I let my daughter put a few stickers on the plain Mickey’s that you can print and the rest are jokes. Now you’re ready to put all your numbers in place and start your countdown! If you used a canvas and would like to hang it on the wall, just measure your ribbon to length and attach it to the back of the canvas with a bit of hot glue and you’re all set! We have ours sitting on top of our mantle anxiously counting down the days till we visit Disneyland!



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