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Easy DIY Chalkboard Countdown to Christmas

Nov 19, 2015 By Kim Byers
Easy DIY Chalkboard Countdown to Christmas

Christmas is only a few short weeks away and my family is gearing up for the countdown to Christmas!

We have an advent, where the kiddos get little goodies each day leading up to the big day, but what we needed was a countdown to Christmas. Something that we could change daily to help us remember just how many days until the big guy in the red suit will come sliding down our chimney!

Hi there! I’m Kim Byers from The Celebration Shoppe. Let’s get crafty!

To make this easy chalkboard countdown to Christmas, you’ll need:

Wood slice
Martha Stewart black chalk paint
Martha Stewart foam pouncers
Cricut vinyl stencil
Cricut lightweight mat
Cricut Explore Air
Bistro chalk marker (thin)
Garland
Picture frame stand

Easy DIY Chalkboard Countdown to Christmas

Then follow these easy steps:

Step 1. Paint wood slice with chalkboard paint. Allow to dry for one hour and paint a second coat.

Step 2. Open Cricut Design Space and create a design. It’s simple. Just measure your wood slice, open a new project, click on the insert shape feature, select circle and reshape it to an oval the size of your wood. Now that you have your shape, insert any text and images you’d like. Here’s my Cricut Design Space file if you’d like to start with it!

Step 3. Place Cricut vinyl stencil on a lightweight mat, send your design to the machine, select vinyl stencil as your setting and press cut.

Step 4. Peel the stencil off of the backer carefully and place on wood.

Step 5. Using a chalk marker, outline and fill in your design. I suggest going over it twice.

Step 6. Add a little garland to your countdown. Mine didn’t require glue, but you could apply hot glue  if you wanted.

Would you rather watch a video of me making this fun chalkboard countdown to Christmas? Just click the play button below!

Now hop over to Jo-Ann and shop this post:

Wood slice (in stores)
Martha Stewart chalk paint
Martha Stewart foam pouncers
Cricut vinyl stencil (in stores)
Cricut lightweight mat (in stores)
Cricut Explore Air
Bistro chalk marker (thin)
Garland (in stores)
Picture frame stand (in stores)

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate with Jo-Ann! Happy holidays everyone!

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