Today I am sharing with you, my homemade totally free Christmas Countdown sign. Everything I used, I found around the house and the garage!
Don’t pay attention to the number of day until Christmas. That is what the actual countdown was when I made the sign and I am not ready to know how many days are REALLY left until Christmas until I get through Thanksgiving first! Then I can begin to panic a bit because I already feel like I am behind.
The sign was really easy to make. I found the wood in the garage left over from a previous project. I sprayed the entire piece of wood with a silver spray paint which I used on a bottle cap project that you can find here. I also used the silver paint on my wine rack which I will share with you in a later post. Once the silver paint was dry, I used my vinyl letters to spell out Christmas Countdown and Days! I then used Pure White Chalk Paint from Annie Sloan to cover the entire piece. Once that was good and dry, I used Emperors Silk Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to paint over the entire piece again. While that was drying, I used a smaller piece of wood and sprayed it with chalkboard paint for the number part of the sign. I then found one of our Christmas cards from last year and cut out the Santa. When everything was dry, I peeled off the vinyl letters to reveal the silver paint beneath the letters. I used wood glue to attach the chalkboard piece of wood to the sign. I then decoupaged the Santa to the sign and then gave the piece a light sanding so some of the white would show through the red. I think the sign is adorable and once I get my fall decorations down I can’t wait to decorate with it!
ALSO I WANTED TO WISH MY OLDEST A HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY! I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU OVER THANKSGIVING BREAK!
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