Grandparents New Baby Arrival Countdown

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Keep track of when your new grandbaby (or baby) is going to arrive with this countdown made from a recycled milk carton!

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My daughter is expecting her first baby, my first grandbaby, and he will be here in 7 weeks!  Where did the time go? It has gone by so fast.

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We all are so excited and awaiting his arrival.  Baby shopping has been so much fun!

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My daughter has been blessed with a good pregnancy….well except for the first 3 months when she couldn’t keep anything down. But now she feels fine just a little tired.

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I am starting to count the days and weeks so I made this cute little countdown.

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Let me show you how easy this countdown is to make using a milk carton and scrapbook paper!

SUPPLIES

1 Milk carton

Scrapbook paper

Letter and numbers

Ruler/Pen/Scissors/Glue/Scotch Tape

You can also make this using wood blocks and paint.

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I’m sure there are several ways to make this but I’ll show you how I did it. 🙂

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To start cut the top off the milk carton and cut off one side.

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Mark 2 inches on the inside of the carton on all 3 sides.

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Cut the milk carton where you marked it.

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Now cut off one side and mark it 2 inches from the inside.  This will give it a shorter depth.

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Now take the first piece you cut off and tape it to the side of the box and add another piece to the end to form your box.

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Now cover it with scrapbook paper folding the edges inside. Tape them to hold it in place.

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You can use spray adhesive instead if you wish.

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I folded the ends as if I was wrapping a box.

  • Repeat these steps to make another one to sit on top of this one.  You will cut the end of the milk carton off about 1 inch so it won’t be as long as this one.
  • Then repeat and make 2 squares that are 2 inch x 2 inches.

Wrap them in scrapbook paper and add numbers and letters then wrap a bow around it.

Enjoy!

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5 Comments

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  2. How clever~Love this idea! Great way to keep track of that due date! Congrats! Stopping by to let you know I am featuring them in my P3 Party Post tomorrow! So look for some social media love from me. Thanks so much for pinning them to the board! Kim
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