I caved. We put up a Christmas tree already. I think we are all extra ready for the magic of Christmas this year! If you are super eager for Christmas to arrive too, you will want to make this simple dollar store Christmas countdown calendar. I upgraded a $1 sign with chalkboard paint and vinyl to make a cute way to count down the days until Christmas.
DOLLAR STORE CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN CALENDAR
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A DOLLAR STORE CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN
The dollar store almost always has some kind of pressed board signs for sale in different shapes and sizes. Just adjust the measurements of the vinyl design to suit the sign you find.
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- Dollar store sign
- Chalkboard paint
- Red, green, and white adhesive vinyl
- Weeding tools
- Transfer tape
- Cricut Access file: Days Until Christmas
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HOW TO MAKE A CHALKBOARD CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN
This is a nice simple Cricut project for Christmas. You can expect to spend right around an hour (minus dry time) working on this Christmas countdown.
Dollar Store Christmas Countdown Calendar
- Flip the dollar store sign over and remove the hanging ribbon.
- Give the sign two coats of chalkboard paint, and let it dry completely.
- Cut and weed the pieces of the Christmas countdown design.
- Use transfer tape to add the pieces of the design to the dollar store sign.
- Carefully remove the transfer tape to reveal the design.
COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
Once you have your sign completed, it is time to start counting down the days until Christmas! Just use a piece of chalk or an erasable chalk marker to change the number of days left until Christmas each day. Even your little ones can get in on the fun!