Hello! It’s been a few months since I’ve been able to participate in a Silhouette Challenge! It’s been a little bit crazy around here! 😉 So I am super excited to jump in this month’s challenge ~ DIY Gifts! So make sure you scroll down to find tons more gift ideas from my amazing blogging friends. For my DIY gift I decided to share what we gave all of our neighbors last year. I didn’t have time to blog about it back then! ha! 😉 This Chalkboard Countdown is so, so easy to make! You can make a bunch of these fast & quick & for not a lot of money. So keep reading to see how I did it. 🙂

DIY Chalkboard Countdown tutorial from GingerSnapCrafts.com 


You’ll need a few supplies to get started:
wood plaque (I found this one at Hobby Lobby for $2.99!)
chalkboard paint
foam brush
vinyl lettering
sawtooth hanger & hammer

First you will give your wood plaque a couple of coats of the chalkboard paint. Let it dry completely. Then apply your vinyl lettering. 🙂 I just used one of my favorite fonts & my Silhouette to make my vinyl decal!

chalkboard countdown project

Let your chalkboard cure (or dry) for 3 days. Then rub the entire surface with chalk, & then erase. This conditions your chalkboard & makes it ready to use.

prepping chalkboard surface

Finally you’ll attach a sawtooth hanger to the back with a hammer. All done! Easy peasy! 🙂 When giving as a gift include a couple of pieces of chalk in a cute fabric bag tied with twine.

Christmas craft


Now check out some more DIY gift ideas from my Silhouette blogging buddies. 🙂

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Wood Slice Ornaments Baseball Insert Christmas Ornament Gift Book Lover's Canvas Tote Bag Stenciled Serving Trays Birth Announcement Ornaments Mini Notepads: A DIY Gift Idea Chalkboard Countdown {tutorial} Sweet Bird Glitter Ornament Custom Ring Holder Personalized Gift Giving {with Silhouette} Monogrammed Christmas Ornaments Thanksgiving Chalkboard Tray DIY Mini Ferris Wheel Easy Washi Sheet Labeled Candy Jars DIY Christmas Gifts-Coasters Easy As Pi Birthday Smores In A Mason Jar Gift With Free Printable A DIY Stenciled Inspiration Board How To Etch Glass At Home

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DIY Chalkboard Countdown tutorial from GingerSnapCrafts.com

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This post was created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.

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