Valentine’s Day Countdown

To celebrate one of my favorite holidays, Valentines Day, I put together a 1-14 day countdown. Each day has a package to open with a love note, an activity or goodies to eat or play with.

I used my old school Martha Stewart number foam stamps to paint the numbers on a board I found in our garage from one of Collin’s projects. I used a hot pink paint, like neon pink, but the lighting was so horrible in my house the colors are a bit off.

Next, I hot glued clothespins to the side of each number and added a sewn package with kraft wrapping paper.ย ย ย I even had Avery color on some of the hearts before I sewed them to get her involved in the process too.
Add glitter and heart sequins to the hearts as well for even more of a fun surprise. ย C’mon do it! You have to vacuum anyways.


HOW TO fill the hearts: First cut your heart shapes with two pieces of kraft wrapping paper back to back so they are the same shape. Then I sew the heart and leave an opening for the prezzie. After I add the goodies then I finish sewing the heart.


We will see if the packages are still around when I get home from my trip to Anaheim.

38 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Countdown

  1. Adrienne

    Super cute and easy! What a great way to keep the kids involved, provide a positive daily surprise, and have fun while making it :)
    Do the girls split whats inside or do they take turns opening?

  2. Elizabeth Kartchner Post author

    Thanks Adrienne!

    haha good question… I hadn’t thought that far ahead. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Most of them had a couple things small things inside.

  3. Alessandra

    That is soooo cute Liz, I am definitely giving it a try!! I love it! :-)

    So AWESOME seeing you yesterday!!! You look stunning as usual, and so VERY sweet! And your line is to DIE for, EVERYTHING from top to bottom!!! Can’t wait!!!!
    Now letโ€™s hope for Reflections, it would be so much fun!!
    Have a great time at CHA!
    Xoxo, Alessandra

    1. Carol Chastain

      I’m jealous! :) My husband mentioned the prospect of us moving out there(military) and I said “sure”…..when he was surprised by my response I said…”there are tons of scrapbookers there”…”famous one’s too”…He thinks it’s a joke…So, Alessandra, next time you see Elizabeth tell her hi from me :) a faithful Dear Lizzy follower and scrapbooker living in the swamps of Louisiana! :) Yes, the line is to die for! can’t wait to get my hands on it!!!!

  4. amy

    Are you kidding? I am SO doing this. thanks.
    Where did you get the cute white dresser?
    I need one that is not too deep…looks just right.

  5. A Forest Frolic

    Well if that ain’t the cutest idea…I don’t know what is ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for sharing!

    Jamie :)
    p.s. my guess is they’ll all be opened by the time you get back from CHA, tee hee ๐Ÿ˜‰ At least if it were my 3 girls, they would be.

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  7. Kelly

    This is a great project! You must love countdowns. I see them on your blog alot! I love countdowns but don’t have kids. I do have a hubby and two rabbits, so maybe I’ll start adding bunny treats to the little countdown packages, haha.

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