I’m hosting the monthly craft night at our local library next week, and I’m teaching the class how to make this DIY Christmas countdown chalkboard. Since most of you aren’t local, I wanted to share this DIY. It’s easy, inexpensive, and countdowns are just plain fun. (And don’t worry. There are actually only 41 days until Christmas (?!). My countdown is wrong.)
I started with a plaque I found at Hobby Lobby. Mine was around $3 – before any sale or coupon.
I added a dark stain to the plaque – not worrying about the center. You’ll be painting most of the plaque with chalkboard paint.
I used a sponge roller for the chalkboard paint. You can use a brush, but I have found the roller makes the paint go on smoother. And smoother paint = smoother chalkboard surface. (It’s always a good idea to let the chalkboard paint sit for 24 hours before you try writing on it.)
If you need chalkboard paint, you can find it on Amazon:
Next I printed out the lettering and snowflake for the plaque. To print out your own, just click on the below link:
It’s formatted on a regular 8.5 x 11 letter-sized paper. All you need to do is download and print!
Earlier this year I shared how to transfer lettering to a chalkboard. If haven’t seen this post and want to know how, click HERE or on the photo below.
Once you’ve added the lettering, the countdown can begin!
sincerely, sara d.
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