Ginger Snap Crafts: chalkboard countdown plaques {tutorial}

chalkboard countdown plaques {tutorial}

I shared this project over on Lil’ Luna a few weeks ago,
buuut just in case you missed it here it is again!

Today I'd love to share a simple & easy craft that
doesn’t take much time & is very inexpensive to make! 
My kiddos actually helped me make
these fun chalkboard countdown plaques

You can find these plaques at Walmart with the other Plaid goodies!

You'll need:  paint, wood plaques, chalkboard vinyl,
self adhesive magnetic strips, vinyl lettering, chalk

1.  Paint your plaques, let dry & then apply the chalkboard vinyl.
2. Apply your vinyl lettering.
3. Turn your plaque over & put on your adhesive magnetic strips.
(I used 2 strips for each plaque.)

Now you are ready to countdown some fun summer activities like:
birthdays, days until school is out/starts, visits from the grandparents & vacations.


I used these for two different craft swaps I’ve participated in
~ The Pass It on Project & Craftaholics Anonymous summer gift exchange.
When I gave these as a gift I just attached
a tag with washi tape & included some chalk.  Super cute!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. I tried to make a similar one months ago after seeing your countdown to Christmas. I wanted one for my wedding (which is only 15 days away) but used chalkboard paint and it was a disaster. I may have to tackle it again...

  2. That is a fun idea! I know my kids always ask how long it is until something. Super cute!

  3. Such a cute idea...just think before long you can use the countdown for the start of school!

  4. What a fun and great idea. Thanks for the tutorial. I just found your site today and I wanted to let you know that I mentioned you on my site as well. Thanks, Cathy (PS How do you do it all with 5 children?!-- God bless)

  5. That is so cute. I didn't even know you could get chalkboard vinyl. I want to experiment with it now.

  6. I just found your blog and think it's so adorable. I love the idea and the way you set out your tutorials! Very cute.

  7. Have chalk board vinyl and need to make some simple gifts. Yep that's next. Thanks!


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