DIY: Chalkboard Countdown Sign


I have a fun and simple DIY project to share with you that is one of my favorite items I made when I first got on my Silhouette CAMEO. I saw some ideas on Pinterest of making a countdown sign, and decided I needed  my own to countdown the days left until Christmas. It's fun to always pull out of the holiday decor stash, and now I can countdown the days with my daughter. She's 2, so she doesn't get it totally yet, but she'll look forward to it down the road, especially when she can write the number of days!

I started with a wood board 6"X6" purchased at a craft store, painted it white, and after drying overnight I drilled holes into the corners where ribbon would loop through.

Then I cut the chalkboard vinyl using the Silhouette CAMEO, using the circle background shape from the Silhouette Online Shop, under Club Silhouette. I then cut black and red adhesive vinyl using the following fonts: "His Name Is Honey" for "more days until", and "Mr. & Mrs. Popsicle" for "Christmas". I took a fun "ribbon" and made my sign to be hung on a hook, a door, etc.

This can be applied for anything, really! I made one as a bridal shower gift for a friend, but it was a "countdown until we tie the knot" shown here:


After my friend the bride wed, she passed the sign down to her sister for her wedding, then her sister gave to her best friend, and now it's circling the US going from bride to bride! No idea that would happen! 

So much fun, it's very simple to do, and the reward is adorable!