With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!

Cricut Christmas Craft: DIY Flip Christmas Countdown

The official countdown to Christmas is one of the most exciting parts to the holidays. This Cricut Christmas craft will show you how to make your very own DIY Flip Christmas Countdown sign in a few simple steps.

With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!

Happy holidays, crafty comrades! Thank you for joining me for yet another wonderful Cricut Christmas craft. Today, we are going to make this gorgeous DIY Flip Christmas Countdown sign so that you and your loved ones can countdown to the 25th together!

I love the look of this Christmas Countdown board because it has a rustic, farmhouse feel to it. I opted to paint mine white, but it would also look great stained or painted in another color.

More Cricut Christmas Craft Ideas

This DIY Flip Christmas Countdown project is one of my personal holiday favorites. If you love it too, then I urge you to check out some of my other Cricut Christmas craft ideas:

DIY Christmas Scroll Sign

Buffalo Plaid Christmas Ornaments

Farmhouse Christmas Wood Sign

Wooden Christmas Countdown Sign

You can make these amazing projects and more!

How Do I Find The SVG File To This DIY?

I am very happy that you asked! The SVG file for this beautiful DIY can be found here – and it’s free to download! Once you download it, just scroll down this blog post to get the full tutorial to make your very own DIY Flip Christmas Countdown Sign!

Where Can I Display This Christmas Flip Countdown Sign?

Because this Christmas countdown sign is so simple and elegant, it can go in any room – no matter what your aesthetic may be! I love displaying mine on our mantle. It would also look great on a kitchen counter, or as a holiday centerpiece for your dining table.

More Christmas SVG Files

If you want to make more holiday-themed crafts with your cutting machine, be sure to take a look at my other holiday SVG files:

Buck and Doe Plaid Christmas SVG

Mrs. Claus’ Bakery Sign SVG

Christmas Gift Tags SVG

Santa Belt Christmas Countdown SVG

What Tools And Supplies Do I Need To Make This Cricut Christmas Sign?

With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!

How To Make A Christmas DIY Flip Countdown

My Cricut machine helped me put together this countdown sign and I can’t wait to show you how to do it. Check out my simple instructions below:

Begin by cutting the wood and dowel rod. The base and face should both be 12 inches. The dowel rod should be 12 inches as well.

Next, paint each piece of wood. You may also use stain if you prefer. Always be sure to paint/stain along the grain of wood.

With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!

Allow the paint/stain to dry completely.

Load the SVG file in Design Space – this design in particular has multiple files. Be sure to repeat the steps for all SVG files.

In the “Layers” panel, use the Eyeball icon to turn off all other files and work on each individual layer.

With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!

Select the entire file and in actions select: “Ungroup.”

With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!

In the Layers Panel, select “tag” (Shape) and “number.”

At the bottom of Layers Panel, select “Flatten.” Be sure to leave the small circle at the top of the tag shape as a cut action – this is to ensure that the circle is cut to allow a hook to pass through on the sign.

Select flattened print and cut layer and select the circle cut layer, hit attach.

Repeat for other two tags in file.

Once repeated, select all tags and hit attach. Next, hit the “Make It” button.

Once selected, you will be prompted to the next screen (ie.: the Preview Screen).

Displayed will be registration lines that Cricut will use to make the cut. Remember that tag shapes will not display certain lines. This is how Cricut does print and cuts – it’s expected.

Next, hit continue and then send to the printer.

With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!

Apply the print to your cutting mat and load mat onto the cutting machine.

Adjust your machine’s setting/material dial from “Vinyl” to “Thick Cardstock” option and hit “Go” to cut. Repeat for all SVG files.

With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!

After all the cuts are complete, pull off the negative vinyl with the weeding tool.

Next, assemble the wood pieces: place the base piece of wood on a flat surface.

With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!

Glue the dowel rod onto the base. This will be used to support the standing wood piece (ie.: the face).

Grab the standing wood piece and glue to the dowel. Ensure you hold everything in place until the it has dried.

With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!

Once the sign is sturdy, use 3 cut tags to mark out where you want to place 3 holes for its metal rings.

Once marked, drill holes in the sign. The holes need to be large enough to fit the metal ring.

With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!

Once the tags are cut out, string them in order to the metal rings.

Next, attach the metal rings to the sign. Once it’s in place, pinch close the ring to ensure the tags don’t fall off.

Use hot glue to permanently attach the rings in the back of the sign.

With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!

DIY Flip Christmas Countdown

Yield: 1 Countdown Sign

With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!

Instructions

  1. Cut the wood and dowel rod. The base and face should both be 12 inches. The dowel rod should be 12 inches as well.
  2. Next, paint each piece of wood. You may also use stain if you prefer. Always be sure to paint/stain along the grain of
    wood.
  3. Allow the paint/stain to dry completely.
  4. Load the SVG file in Design Space - this design in particular has multiple files. Be sure to repeat the steps for all SVG files.
  5. In the “Layers” panel, use the Eyeball icon to turn off all other files and work on each individual layer.
  6. Select the entire file and in actions select: “Ungroup.”
  7. In the Layers Panel, select “tag” (Shape) and “number.”
  8. At the bottom of Layers Panel, select “Flatten.” Be sure to leave the small circle at the top of the tag shape as a cut action - this is to ensure that the circle is cut to allow a hook to pass through on the sign.
  9. Select flattened print and cut layer and select the circle cut layer, hit attach.
  10. Repeat for other two tags in file.
  11. Once repeated, select all tags and hit attach. Next, hit the “Make It” button.
  12. Once selected, you will be prompted to the next screen (ie.: the Preview Screen).
  13. Displayed will be registration lines that Cricut will use to make the cut. Remember that tag shapes will not display
    certain lines. This is how Cricut does print and cuts - it’s expected.
  14. Next, hit continue and then send to the printer.
  15. Apply the print to your cutting mat and load mat onto the cutting machine.
  16. Adjust your machine’s setting/material dial from “Vinyl” to “Thick Cardstock” option and hit “Go” to cut. Repeat for all
    SVG files.
  17. After all the cuts are complete, pull off the negative vinyl with the weeding tool.
  18. Next, assemble the wood pieces: place the base piece of wood on a flat surface.
  19. Glue the dowel rod onto the base. This will be used to support the standing wood piece (ie.: the face).
  20. Grab the standing wood piece and glue to the dowel. Ensure you hold everything in place until the it has dried.
  21. Once the sign is sturdy, use 3 cut tags to mark out where you want to place 3 holes for its metal rings.
  22. Once marked, drill holes in the sign. The holes need to be large enough to fit the metal ring.
  23. Once the tags are cut out, string them in order to the metal rings.
  24. Next, attach the metal rings to the sign. Once it’s in place, pinch close the ring to ensure the tags don’t fall off.
  25. Use hot glue to permanently attach the rings in the back of the sign.

You can make these amazing projects and more!

With my DIY Flip Christmas Countdown craft, you and your little ones can countdown together - and wait for the 25th with much anticipation and tons of excitement!
This DIY Flip Christmas Countdown sign has a rustic, farmhouse feel. Made with the help of a Cricut machine, you can follow my steps to make one of your very own.
DIY Flip Christmas Countdown - A holiday-themed craft that’ll get your entire family excited for the official holiday countdown! Plus, it’s made all thanks to the Cricut machine and it’s easy to put together!
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