Countdown to Summer

The countdown to summer has begun!

I’m back after a great “spring” break trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  I say spring, but there was absolutely nothing springlike about the weather.  We had a great time but were incredibly thankful for all the indoor options Gatlinburg offered.

Rather than wait around for spring, the kids and I have decided that we’re going to look ahead toward summer with this DIY chalkboard summer countdown!

I’m still working on the playroom, and I thought this countdown would be a great addition to our chalkboard wall.  We can change it with the seasons – it can also be a vacation countdown or a Christmas countdown.

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I used a chalk pen for the more “permanent” areas: the “countdown to” banner, frame and word “days”  I used regular chalk for the word “summer” and my little sun icons.  This way, I can change the countdown for the next fun thing for us to look forward to.

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To see how easy it it to transfer lettering, check out my tutorial on Chalkboard art.

Also, you can download PDFs of this countdown chart here:

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Only 63 more days until our summer break.  It has to be warmer by then, right?!

sincerely, sara d.

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