I found decorative cubes at TJ Maxx one day that was 5 bucks for five 5 inch cubes. What a steal! They said "RELAX" in pretty font. I was sure I could mold them into what I wanted.
My first attempt was to use cute birthdaypaper and cover each side. Then using the tutorials on the web I cut the numbers for countdown blocks.
Now my kids and hubby can countdown to their very special day!
(for the bottom box I just found an old lotion box and covered it in construction paper and spelled out "birthday countown" in alphabet letters. I wanted the blocks a little higher than the counter)