I was looking through Ballard Design’s catalog, and I fell in love with their chalkboard turned Christmas countdown.
SO cute, isn’t it?! I decided to recreate one for my dining room.
I started with a large canvas. (I found mine at Hobby Lobby and used a 40% off coupon.)
I painted the entire canvas (including sides) with two coats of chalkboard paint.
Here are the supplies you need (pretend there’s a piece of chalk in the above pic):
- Christmas Bulb Ornaments
- China Marker
- Pencil or Pen
- Painters Tape
- Printout of Lettering
Using the chalk, I figured out where I wanted the rope and bulbs to hang and added dots for the numbers. I placed my Merry Christmas at the top, and to see my secret for transferring lettering, you can click HERE.
I taped down the lettering and numbers using painters tape and followed my perfect chalkboard tutorial for transferring them to the chalkboard.
I then added nails to the back of the canvas and tied the rope to the nails.
After the rope was strung, I added the ornaments using the string.
And my Christmas countdown was complete!
You can either add the bulbs or remove them to countdown to Christmas. I gave Christmas Day a slightly different bulb.
You can add your own style to the countdown through the font and/or ornaments.
Click HERE to see all the details behind my dining room Christmas decor.