This DIY Christmas Countdown is the perfect holiday decor for your home.
I was looking through Ballard Design’s catalog, and I fell in love with their chalkboard 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 for the DIY Christmas Countdown:
- 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 painter’s 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.
Go create something!
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9 thoughts on “DIY Christmas Countdown”
This is adorable, Sara! I’m wanting to run out after school today to get supplies to make one for my own home.
I would love for you to add this to our “Best of the Weekend” party that opens Friday night at 8 pm. I know that it will be popular with my readers!
Hey Paula – thanks for the comment! I’ll check out your party and join in on the fun!
This is adorable and seems pretty easy to make! Nice job!
Thanks, Erin! I appreciate you taking the time to comment!
Love this, Sara! So glad you linked up with us last week…I’m featuring this project tonight at Best of the Weekend! Hope we’ll see you there again!
Thanks so much, Jenna! I’m excited!