DIY Crafty Countdown to Christmas Chalkboard
By Laura Bray
Get the excitement building for the holidays with this quick and easy DIY Crafty Countdown to Christmas Chalkboard.
AdTech French Vanilla Scented Glue Sticks
AdTech Hi Temp Precision Pro Glue Gun
Tray or plate charger from your local craft or dollar store
Holiday themed floral picks
Silver ball trim (mini-sized)
One piece of chalk
Step 1. Paint the tray with chalkboard paint. Allow to dry completely.
*Designer note: Not all chalkboard paints work on plastic and metal. If you have trouble with your paint chipping, purchase a wooden disc that will fit in the middle of your tray, paint it with the chalkboard paint and glue into the center of the tray.
Step 2. Using the AdTech Hi Temp Precision Pro Glue Gun and AdTech Vanilla Scented Glue Sticks, glue the floral picks and glitter letters onto the front of the tray.
Step 3. Cut the ball trim to a length of 12-20 inches, depending on the size of your tray. Using the glue gun and scented glue sticks, wrap and glue the ball trim around one end of the chalk. Then glue on a mini snowflake.
Step 4. Glue the other end of the ball trim to the back of the tray.
Step 5. Attach a hanger to the back of the plate with a glue gun and enjoy counting down the days until Christmas.
Options: You could easily change the lettering on this project and make it a “Countdown to Midnight” chalkboard for your New Year’s Eve Party!