Hi Roadies! Once Thanksgiving is over in our house the countdown for Christmas begins! The tree and all the decorations get pulled out of the attic and little wish lists start to appear all around the house. Here's a fun chalkboard idea to help you countdown the days.
Because I wanted my countdown to be able to hang on the wall, I began my project by threading some wire through the holes of a Mixed Half Circle Album page. The scalloped page was then attached to the back of the chalkboard as shown.
A second page was then attached to the front of the chalkboard along with some thick cardboard in between to keep the pages level and secure (see side view). The chalkboard I had was black, but I decided to paint it green, with some chalkboard paint. Once the frame of the board was covered with patterned paper, it was time to have fun embellishing the project.
Using a digital cutter, I cut the penguin out of thin chipboard and patterned paper. Some earmuffs were then created using some Twine Cording and wire. Some more wire was used to make ski poles and small nail files were used to create the skis.
Some Chipboard Snowflakes were covered with glitter, patterned paper, stickers and gems, then added to the board. In this close up, you can see I tucked a glittered Christmas Tree Clip behind a snowflake, as well.
A small box was made from some cardboard, to store the chalk. The box was covered with matching patterned paper and a diecut is held in place with a painted Mini Clothes Pin.
Since there was so much going at the top of the board, I decided to add a colorful garland of Mini Spools and Vintage Raspberry Beads to balance it out. The wood snowflake in the center tends to want to spin, so it was finished on both sides.
Some diecut brackets were added to the center of the board and embellished with Silver Stars. Then vinyl letters were cut out and applied, along with the "Dec. 25" sticker. Now all that's left to do is - Start counting down!
Happy Crafting, Roadies!
MAYA ROAD SUPPLIES:
Mixed Half Circle Chipboard Banner Album, Twine Cording, Christmas Tree Clip, Large Chipboard Snowflakes, Snowflake Chipboard Set, Vintage Raspberry Beads, Mini Spools, Foundation Chipboard Pieces, Oh Deer Resin Charm, Wood Mini Clothes Pins and Silver Star Trinket Pins.