This Wood Slice Christmas Countdown Sign was so simple to make, but makes such a cute impact! Bring on Christmas, y'all!
Friends, I love a simple DIY project, and I promise...it doesn't get much easier than this one! I was shopping at Goodwill for this month's Thrift Store Decor Challenge when I found a stack of pre-wrapped wood slices. No need for me to break out the chainsaw and cut down a tree for this one...they were already sliced, and apparently someone had purchased them, then decided to donate them. Well, good for me, right? I saved a couple for different project ideas, but I knew I wanted to use one to make a cute Chalkboard Christmas Countdown Sign! It literally to minutes to make, and I think it's adorable! Follow the instructions below to make your own and don't forget to check out the end of this post for some more thrift store makeovers from some of my talented blogger friends!
You will need a wood slice, chalk, a foam paint brush and chalkboard paint. Click HERE for a recipe to make your own chalkboard paint in any color.
Paint the center of your wood slice with chalkboard paint. I like to keep it in line with the shape and leave about ½" to 1" border all the way around.
Once the paint is dry, use a piece of chalk to season your chalkboard. Just run it back and forth over the entire chalkboard like you are shading something. Then use a paper towel or rag to wipe the chalk off. Now you are ready to write on your chalkboard sign!
Now, isn't that the cutest little Christmas Countdown Sign ever? And...you can just erase the number at the top and change the day daily! Holy cow...only 36 Days Until Christmas! I better go get busy wrapping presents while you check out the other amazing projects this month!
Thrifty Owl Figurines from Petticoat Junktion
Thrift Store Tray to Christmas Sign from Domestically Speaking
Goodwill Mirror Makeover from DebbieDoos
Christmas Tree Basket from Our Southern Home
Amazing Lazy Susan Makeover from Bliss Ranch
Sweater Christmas Tree from Redhead Can Decorate
DIY Mercury Glass from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Sending wood slices to Goodwill is like sending tree gold there! That is a score, and that idea is excellent.
What a score! I love how you made it into a awesome sign!
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That is so cool Jessica. Love it!
Very cute! And I suppose when you aren't counting down the days to Christmas, you could just put the date on it or something. Or I guess you could count down to Christmas year round :)