This fun Chalkboard Christmas Countdown is easy to make and the perfect way to count down until Christmas Day! With just a few supplies from Oriental Trading and some vinyl, you will have a count down in no time. This is so easy that you could even have your kids make their own by themselves.
Chalkboard Christmas Countdown
You will need:
- These stand up wood squares from Oriental Trading
- Chalkboard Paint
- Red and Green Vinyl and a way to cut it
Paint your stand up square with chalkboard paint. The kind of paint that I used needed 1 hour in between coats and then 24 hours to cure after painted, so plan accordingly. Then design and cut out your vinyl. I used both red and green vinyl for the ornaments and the words. If you have a Cricut, you can find my cut file here.
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After you square is painted, dried and cured, add your ornaments to the side of it. All of my ornaments had a green base, so I applied that first. Because these ornaments are a little bit bigger, I didn’t use any transfer tape, I just applied them like a sticker.
Smooth your first layer of vinyl with a scraper and then add the second layer, the red circle on top.
Weed all of your letter and then cover them with a piece of transfer tape. Use a scraper or credit card to smooth the transfer tape over the letters and then peel the transfer tape and letters off of the carrier sheet. Center the transfer tape where you want it to go on the chalkboard and then use a scraper to smooth it down again. Slowly peel the transfer tape off of the chalkboard, if any of the letters pull up, put the transfer tape back down, rub the top of that particular letter and then try and peel it back up again. Repeat until all of the letters stay down on the chalkboard.
Take the side of a piece of chalk and rub it all over your chalkboard. This is called priming the chalkboard, it is what allows you to be able to erase without leaving residue.
Add the current days until Christmas and then stand your chalkboard up in the stand and put it somewhere you will see it! My kids absolutely love erasing the days and writing the new one every day!
Do you do a Christmas countdown?
Bill Sweeney says
This is a great idea and a great craft to do with the kids. It gets them even more into the Christmas spirit! We do a Christmas countdown, with an advent calendar
Kenneth Agudo says
That’s cute, a great idea. Actually, I also have a cork board in my room that I pin important notes and things I should do to stay reminded. Everyone is excited for Holiday!
Super adorable! We countdown with an activity advent calendar. Tons of fun! (But a lot of work! LOL)
Lisa Favre says
I don’t use chalkboard nearly enough but they make for such cute crafts. Love this idea!
Very cute and easy to make…I miss those days when my son was little and we did things like this
This chalkboard Christmas countdown is super cute, I know that I will love to have this in the home. I admit I love the chalkboard look because it reminds me of a “rustic” type decor theme which is my favorite! Appreciate you sharing it!
What a fun craft! I think my kids would love to change the number and see the countdown each day. Thank you for sharing the steps.
Tim B says
Great diy idea to help get in the Christmas spirit. You did a really nice job putting it together. I’ve seen some similar chalk boards at stores but your way seems much more affordable, personalized and fun to do than just buying one.
What a really cute and fun idea! I’m a little behind so maybe I can do something like this next year! It’s adorable!
This is so creative and a fun way to anticipate Christmas. My daughter will love to do this.
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