Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Christmas Countdown Chalkboard Plate

This is a fun way to count down the days until Christmas.  Made out of plastic chargers, chalkboard paint and ribbon, it is a cute way to get the entire family involved in an activity this Holiday Season, everyone can have fun taking a turn erasing and changing the days! It will look great sitting on a side table, or light enough to hang on the wall!

Small plate stands, holiday chargers,and chalk

Chalkboard paint

I cut out a circle in a piece of clear contact paper to make it easy 
to spray the center with chalkboard paint

Spray paint chargers, when dry, remove contact paper

Paint the edge of circle like a wreath 
with a stipple brush to create a background 

Add vines with a thin brush in greens, browns, and whites

Add dots for berries

I put tiny yellow centers in my berries and 
some random white dots around wreath

Harley was having fun in my paint water!

I printed out words on the computer to trace in  a fun font

I traced the words with white graphite paper

Using white paint pen I wrote over the words I traced on the charger

Place a piece of chalk at the bottom of the stand 
ready to count down the days until Christmas!!!

This is a fun inexpensive craft to make!  It is easy to use a chalk eraser or wet paper towel to change the days.  I think it will be fun to count the day's down until December 25th!