heart day countdown calendar

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Valentine's Day Countdown Calendar Cookie Sheet

This project is one that I shared in the write.click.scrapbook. Flickr gallery before I was a team member. Before I had a blog. I had seen a lot of bloggers doing cookie sheet calendars and thought that I would try my hand at it. I can't give credit to the person that inspired me because I didn't have Pinterest to keep track of what inspired me.

So, here's what I said about my heart day cookie tray calendar then:

Many people spray paint their cookie sheets, but I didn't because I wanted this done quickly and didn't want to wait. Plus, we have stainless in our kitchen and this is being displayed on the kitchen counter. American Crafts paper and numbers (ran out of 1's, so cut off top and bottom of a zero and made an 11 and cut a 4 into a 1 and used something else for the zero in the 10) were used as well as Martha Stewart wedding favor tin heart boxes (they open) found at Big Lots. Didn't buy anything but the cookie sheet for this project.

And I remember that I asked Gordon to stop by Dollar General to pick up a cheap one for me while he was out in town. And he did. He's so good to me.

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As for what's inside those heart-shaped hinged wedding favor tins...small Dove chocolates and little notes about activities for us to do as a family or as craft projects {that means just Mommy and the girls!}. I also put clues, sort of like a scavenger hunt...sometimes it was a love letter under their pillows, sometimes a trip to town to get a cherry-limeade {yum-o}. You get the idea. The tins are held on with magnets that I applied.

This year when I pull the calendar out of the crawl space storage area, I will probably design something new to add to the middle to replace what is there. Link me up with any Valentine's Day projects you've been working on, I'd love to take a peek!

And can you believe this? The girls at eighteen25 featured this very same project on their extremely cute blog a few days ago. Kind of a huge deal, at least for me. Oh, you have to scroll down to the third project!

All this week I'll be sharing more {heart} day crafts with you so I hope you'll come back to visit again soon.


  1. I saw this on Eighteen25 earlier today...and yes! I can believe it :)
    Make sure you show us a pic if you do change that middle piece!

    Now I'm off to stalk you on Pinterest too...I LOVE that place!!

  2. i can believe it too... of course i'm the one that posted it so i better believe it! haha. i love it! and i'm curious to see what you are going to change up on it too.

    pinterest just happens to be my new addiction. love how you can have all your inspiration in one spot! off to check out your boards. :)

  3. This is so cute! Do you sell these? Obviously without the custom notes inside as those would be individualized.

  4. WOW! WHat an absolutely darling idea! I just saw you on eighteen25 and am a new follower. What cute ideas you have!! I also sent off a tweet showing off your link... thanks for sharing!


  5. Cute! I look forward to seeing more heart projects!

  6. Love it monika!
    Congrats to you!
    You deserve it

    Hugs ~

  7. What an adorable project! I've wanted to make one of these for so long, may just have to try it! ;)

  8. So creative...Love this idea ..TFS!!

  9. I too am in love with this project! I am having a hard time finding the tins... Has anyone had any luck they would be willing to share? Thanks so much!!

  10. MoGo loves this project! Super cute! Thanks for sharing it with us!


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